As is tradition in New Hampshire, the first votes in the New Hampshire primary were cast at Midnight in Dixville Notch and Hart’s Location.
Chances are that this year’s first primary votes once again may not be a clue to the outcome:
In Dixville Notch, they gave Sen. John McCain an early lead in the GOP race and Sen. Barack Obama a lead in the Democratic contest.
McCain garnered four votes, followed by former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney with two and former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani with one.
Obama, fresh off a victory in the Iowa caucuses, took seven votes. Former Sen. John Edwards won two votes, and New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson got one.
Sen. Hillary Clinton drew no votes among the 10 Democrats casting ballots in Dixville Notch, a hamlet of about 75 people near the Canadian border.
In Hart’s Location, population 42, Obama received nine votes, Clinton three and Edwards one, The Associated Press reported. On the GOP side, McCain received six, Mike Huckabee five, Ron Paul four and Romney one.
Stay tuned… It’s cold in New Hampshire but it’s been mighty hot on the campaign trail and the polls are tight.