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    Dixville Notch NH: Obama Wins Big

    Dixville Notch NH: Obama Wins Big



    Barack Obama emerged victorious in the first election returns of the 2008 presidential race, winning 15 of 21 votes cast in Dixville Notch, New Hampshire.
    It was the first time since 1968 that the village leaned Democratic in an election.


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    Dixville Notch has spoken: It's Obama in a landslide

    Dixville Notch has spoken: It's Obama in a landslide
    DIXVILLE NOTCH, New Hampshire (CNN) -- Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama emerged victorious in the first election returns of the 2008 presidential race, winning 15 of 21 votes cast in Dixville Notch, New Hampshire.

    Tanner Tillotson, front center, of Dixville Notch, New Hampshire, wins the honor of first voter.




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    People in the village in New Hampshire's northeast corner voted just after midnight Tuesday.

    It was the first time since 1968 that the village leaned Democratic in an election.
    Obama's rival, Republican John McCain, won 6 votes.

    A full 100 percent of registered voters in the village cast ballots. And the votes didn't take long to tally. iReport.com: Share your election experience

    The town, home to around 75 residents, has opened its polls shortly after midnight each Election Day since 1960, drawing national media attention for being the first place in the country to make its presidential preferences known.

    However, since 1996, another small New Hampshire town -- Hart's Location -- reinstated its practice from the 1940s and also began opening its polls at midnight.

    The result in Dixville Notch is hardly a reliable bellwether for the eventual winner of the White House -- or even the result statewide.



    While New Hampshire is a perennial swing state, with 4 Electoral College votes at stake, Dixville Notch consistently leans Republican. The last Democrat it picked was Hubert Humphrey over Richard Nixon in 1968.

    President Bush won the town in a landslide in the past two elections: He captured 73 percent of the vote in 2004 (19 residents picked Bush while six preferred Sen. John Kerry), and secured 80 percent of the vote in 2000 (21 votes for Bush, five votes for Al Gore.)

    But villagers expected the results to be close this year given Democrats now outnumber Republicans there.

    The town picked both John McCain and Barack Obama for the New Hampshire Democratic and Republican primaries in January. McCain ultimately won the state of New Hampshire, while Sen. Hillary Clinton upset Obama there.


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    Thai related I suppose


    My parents look on as I vote from a local restaurant in my current home, Chanthaburi, Thailand. I hope so deeply that he wins. Yes we can!!


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    Voters report problems as polls open
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    (CNN) — Voters getting ready to cast ballots in the historic 2008 presidential election called the CNN Voter Hotline Tuesday to report irregularities at their precincts, including late poll openings, long lines, broken or not enough voting machines, and text messages urging citizens to cast their votes the day after the polls close.
    Citizens across the eastern and southern United States began casting their votes in the race that pits Democrat Barack Obama against Republican John McCain for the White House. Many Senate and House seats are up for grabs nationwide.
    The first votes were cast in small villages in New Hampshire just after midnight. Polls later opened in the early morning hours in Vermont, Connecticut, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Virginia, North Carolina, Ohio, and West Virginia, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Tennessee.

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    Rollins, Zimmerman, Avlon, Murphy discusses McCain and Obama and the electoral map to how to win the election an the connection of this election to history.


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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
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    Booners where are you? You just can't afford to pass up this opportunity!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton
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    Busy calling that ^^ CNN hotline complaining that Obama is getting too many votes.

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    Did Fidel Castro offer to send election monitors again this year?

    Brilliant stuff from him after the Florida debacle . . .

    Vive Fidel . . . for his sense of humour

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