Monday, November 3, 2008
Obama wins Dixville Notch: Obama 15, McCain 6.
The first poll closing of the night just occurred in Dixville Notch, New Hampshire. This village of around 75 people and 21 registered voters, just south of the Canadian border, has the tradition of having the first votes cast and counted in the nation. During the primary, Dixville Notch picked the ultimate winner of both parties with McCain wining the Republican Primary with four votes and Obama winning the Democratic Primary in a landslide seven vote victory. Riding this tidal wave of support from the primaries, Obama became the first Democrat to carry the village since Hubert Humphrey in 1968 with 15 votes compared to McCain’s 6 votes. Will Obama continue his sweep or can McCain manage to stop this brushfire lit by the Dixville Notch villagers?
Posted by Jason Tolbert at Monday, November 03, 2008