Date: 04-11-2008 6:34 pm (12 years ago) | Author: Ebiki kennedy
- at 4-11-2008 06:34 PM (12 years ago)
Barack Obama defeated John McCain by a landslide today … but, so far, only in two small hill villages in New Hampshire.

Dixville Notch and Hart's Location have just 115 residents between them and kept up their tradition of being the first to cast their votes on election day.

The usually Republican strongholds went for the Democratic candidate by a big margin.

In Dixville Notch, Obama notched up 15 votes to McCain's 6. In Hart's Location they voted 17 to 10 in Obama's favour, with two voters going for the libertarian candidate, Ron Paul. The Independent candidate, Ralph Nader, got no votes in either village.

The village also identified the very first voter in the election to be Tanner Nelson Tillotson, after his name was drawn out of a bowl. He said he voted for Obama and "wasn't surprised" by the candidate's win.

Dixville Notch had only voted for a Democratic candidate once before. In 1968 it bucked the national trend by voting for Hubert Humphrey rather than the Republican Richard Nixon, who went on to win the election.

The villages take pride in getting every voter to the polls at midnight on election day. Each voter gets an individual booth so there are no queues.

Posted: at 4-11-2008 06:34 PM (12 years ago) | Newbie
- DarkCoco at 4-11-2008 11:52 PM (12 years ago)

Posted: at 4-11-2008 11:52 PM (12 years ago) | Gistmaniac
- DarkCoco at 5-11-2008 05:57 AM (12 years ago)
OBAMA.............DONE DEAL

Posted: at 5-11-2008 05:57 AM (12 years ago) | Gistmaniac