dixville notch

The small town of Dixville Notch, NH, since the 1948, has taken great pride at being the first town in the nation to vote. Everyone eligible to vote in the town of 115 heads to the polls at midnight, the votes are counted, and the press is informed of the results. In 2004, Bush beat Kerry there 19-7. This year, we’re told, Obama bested McCain 17-10, making him the first Democrat since 1968 to carry the town. It remains to be seen if this trend will carry through New Hampshire, a former Republican stronghold, but according to Reuters, on the eve of the election, Obama was leading McCain in statewide polls by 11 percentage points.

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  1. Steve Swan
    Posted November 4, 2008 at 11:24 am | Permalink

    It was inevitable that Dixville and Notch would merge.

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