Monday, November 5, 2012

First New Hampshire Votes Cast: Obama 66.6% Romney 33.3%

ABC News has the results from the first two midnight poll closing towns in New Hampshire-the first in the nation to record the vote tallies. 

With a total of 42 votes cast President Obama is way out in front with 28 votes  and Mitt Romney with half his total at 14 votes. However there are a large number of votes still to be counted across America so this is not necessary an indication of the final result!

For Republicans there is a big change from 2008 in first to count votes Dixville Notch. Then Obama had 71.4% (15 votes) to McCain's 28.6% (6 votes) thus the GOP is up by 21.4 (and Obama down by that figure). It is not known yet if 100% of Dixvillians voted this time as happened in 2008.

In 2012, Obama won both towns combined 28-14.  In 2008, he won both towns 32-16.

The first votes are in!
Ten of them, anyway. And it’s an Obama, Romney tie.
The small hamlet of Dixville Notch in New Hampshire distinguishes itself every primary and general election by voting right at midnight.
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This year ten voters showed up and they split evenly – five votes apiece – for President Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney.
Obama won the Dixville Notch vote in 2008. But in elections before that, the town had stuck to more conservative candidates, twice selecting a Republican instead of Bill Clinton.
Dixville Notch and its 10 voters may be symbolic, but they’re not a bellwether for the state. Obama won in Dixville Notch in 2008, but that was the first time a majority of the town went for a Dem in 40 years.
The other New Hampshire town with midnight voting- the slightly more populous (32 voters) Hart’s Location- swung towards Obama tonight- 23 Obama, 9 Romney.

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