First Votes Cast In NH

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. 

Four years ago, the two towns favored Wesley Clark, but as we all know it was John Kerry who was the winner of the New Hampshire primary. 

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.

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One Response to First Votes Cast In NH

  1. Andy Witmyer says:

    I predict that Obama will win the NH primary over Clinton by at least 7% points. It could very well be higher than that. Edwards, on the otherhand will not do as well as he had hoped. And Richardson will continue his vice presidential campaign, regardless of the results.