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Obama big winner in early NH towns' votes
Breitbart ^ | 11/04/08 | GLENN ADAMS

Posted on 11/04/2008 3:31:45 AM PST by DocT111

DIXVILLE NOTCH, N.H. (AP) - Barack Obama came up a big winner in the presidential race in Dixville Notch and Hart's Location, N.H., where tradition of having the first Election Day ballots tallied lives on. Democrat Obama defeated Republican John McCain by a count of 15 to 6 in Dixville Notch, where a loud whoop accompanied the announcement in Tuesday's first minutes. The town of Hart's Location reported 17 votes for Obama, 10 for McCain and two for write-in Ron Paul. Independent Ralph Nader was on both towns' ballots but got no votes.

"I'm not going to say I wasn't surprised," said Obama supporter Tanner Nelson Tillotson, whose name was drawn from a bowl to make him Dixville Notch's first voter.

With 115 residents between them, Dixville Notch and Hart's Location get every eligible voter to the polls beginning at midnight on Election Day. Between them, the towns have been enjoying their first-vote status since 1948.

Being first means something to residents of the Granite State, home of the nation's earliest presidential primary and the central focus—however briefly—of the vote-watching nation's attention every four years.

Town Clerk Rick Erwin said Dixville Notch is proud of its tradition, but added, "The most important thing is that we exemplify a 100 percent vote."

Dixville Notch resident Peter Johnson said the early bird electoral exercise "is fun." A former naval aviator, Johnson said he was voting for McCain, but added, "I think both candidates are excellent people."

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: New Hampshire
KEYWORDS: 2008electionresults; duplicate; mccain; mccainpalin; obama; troll
When I went to bed last night and when I woke up this morning I said a prayer of thanks and said that this election is in God's hands. Whatever the outcome He has a purpose for it - my ways are not His ways, and my thoughts are not His thoughts...I know that He will take care and provide for me, my family, and the nation.

After praying that prayer, I felt a peace and relief - I slept really well...

1 posted on 11/04/2008 3:31:45 AM PST by DocT111
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To: DocT111

write-in Ron Paul.

losers..


2 posted on 11/04/2008 3:32:57 AM PST by VU4G10 (Have You Forgotten?)
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To: VU4G10

If memory serves me right, Obama won by a landslide in the NH primary and look how that turned out...


3 posted on 11/04/2008 3:33:55 AM PST by DocT111
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To: DocT111

Dixville Notch is like the rest of America, with its people looking for “help” from a U.S. government already possibly $10 trillion in debt. And wasn’t McCain supposed to be the “kind of Republican” who could win Dixville Notch?


4 posted on 11/04/2008 3:35:22 AM PST by Theodore R. (Cowardice is forever!)
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To: DocT111

No, HRC won NH, and NH is more predictable than it likes to think it is.


5 posted on 11/04/2008 3:36:18 AM PST by Theodore R. (Cowardice is forever!)
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To: DocT111

It’s 6:30 AM.


6 posted on 11/04/2008 3:37:06 AM PST by cripplecreek (Paying taxes for bank bailouts is apparently the patriotic thing to do. [/sarc])
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To: DocT111

@DocT111

RE: “...and my thoughts are not His thoughts...”

Got that right.


7 posted on 11/04/2008 3:39:58 AM PST by CeDex
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To: DocT111

Its the same song and dance every election.
Who cares what these DicksvilleHeads think?


8 posted on 11/04/2008 3:40:12 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: VU4G10

“Live Free or Die” my @SS.

LQ


9 posted on 11/04/2008 3:44:43 AM PST by LizardQueen (The world is not out to get you, except in the sense that the world is out to get everyone.)
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To: DocT111

Thank you for that - and so very, very true.


10 posted on 11/04/2008 3:45:42 AM PST by MasonGal
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To: DocT111

Then a busload of ACORN volunteers showed up and the final tally for Dixville Notch was 75 Obama to 6 McCain.


11 posted on 11/04/2008 3:46:24 AM PST by Question Liberal Authority (Make your own damn pie.)
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To: DocT111

I am going to keep reading this post over and over again today. I could hardly sleep last night, I was so worried.

Thank you.


12 posted on 11/04/2008 3:46:41 AM PST by Infidel Heather (I AM JOE THE PLUMBER!)
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To: DocT111
Not a good sign for McCain, if one goes by results in the last 5 presidential elections:

2004: Bush 19 Kerry 7
2000: Bush 21 Gore 5
1996: Dole 18 Clinton 8
1992: Bush 15 Perot 8 Clinton 2
1988: Bush 34 Dukakis 3

13 posted on 11/04/2008 3:47:39 AM PST by King of Florida (A little government and a little luck are necessary in life, but only a fool trusts either of them.)
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To: cripplecreek

Not that this vote means diddly, but I am astounded by people who would even think of voting for this pure-T socialist, dumbass, arrogant, rockstar!


14 posted on 11/04/2008 3:48:28 AM PST by sirchtruth (Vote Conservative Repuplican!!)
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To: mylife

These people are enlightened progressive types who vote “cool”. IGNORE THEM!


15 posted on 11/04/2008 3:49:37 AM PST by AmericaUnited
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To: AmericaUnited

Yeah, I know.
The world makes them sad, and Øbama offers hope.


16 posted on 11/04/2008 3:53:01 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: King of Florida

Dixville Notch voted overwhelming for Obama in the NH primary. As a matter of fact, Hillary didn’t get one vote.
However, we all know who won the NH primary....Hillary.
So, now you should adjust your little theory.
They don’t have a history of being an indicator.


17 posted on 11/04/2008 3:57:30 AM PST by dascallie
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To: King of Florida

They were way off in 96 and 92. That’s encouraging.


18 posted on 11/04/2008 3:58:09 AM PST by Stars&StripesNE (Liberals are the enemy within)
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To: DocT111

woo-hoo, Barry, you are a BIG winner in NH!!

Big deal.


19 posted on 11/04/2008 4:02:45 AM PST by castowell (...and all weez can say is "Merci beaucoup." - BHO, 7/8/08)
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To: mylife; All

This vote is the result of the MSM PC bias on Obama in an isolated region where the alternate media doesn’t reach and a harbinger of bad things to come.


20 posted on 11/04/2008 4:05:16 AM PST by mosesdapoet (This election use your printer n pass out leaflets to tell em the truth we can't afford Obama)
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To: DocT111
There are more democrats in Dixville Notch today:
In the Hillary/Obama Primary there were 10 democrats and 7 Republicans

There are more democrats in Dixville Notch today

21 posted on 11/04/2008 4:06:40 AM PST by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric cartman voice* 'I love you guys')
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To: Steve Van Doorn
There are more democrats in Dixville Notch today: In the Hillary/Obama Primary there were 10 democrats and 7 Republicans

Not only that, but I think all 10 primary votes went to the Messiah.

22 posted on 11/04/2008 4:09:56 AM PST by Marathoner (Obama voters, what appeals to you; the Marxism or the infanticide?)
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To: dascallie

Well that’s an interesting tidbit. If they all did vote for Obama in the primary, that means 6 changed their minds.

I know that Hillary beat 0 in NH after he was predicted by the polls to win by double digits. And the Hart’s town went 17 to 10 for Obama, not bad IMO, for NH.

Time will tell.


23 posted on 11/04/2008 4:10:46 AM PST by Dawn531
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To: Dawn531
no, not 6 changed their minds. One person changed their mind for what ever his reason.

there are 7 republicans.

24 posted on 11/04/2008 4:15:48 AM PST by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric cartman voice* 'I love you guys')
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To: DocT111

Just voted in Nashua about half an hour ago. Heavy turnout, but the polls were well staffed and organized and it only took me 20 minutes to get in and out.


25 posted on 11/04/2008 4:16:38 AM PST by LiveFree99
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To: dascallie

Note I said “if.” And this is the general, not the primary. My point, for what it’s worth, is that they have a long history of voting overwhelmingly GOP. Although I should say I read somewhere that there are “new” people in town.


26 posted on 11/04/2008 4:27:01 AM PST by King of Florida (A little government and a little luck are necessary in life, but only a fool trusts either of them.)
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To: DocT111

North country idiots. I hope this is not indicative of anything.


27 posted on 11/04/2008 4:27:44 AM PST by NewHampshireDuo (Earth - Taking care of itself since 4.6 billion BC)
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To: King of Florida
Hmmm . . . they had 37 voters in 1988 and now they have 21 voters.

The sample, too small to be reliably predictive to begin with, is now 43% smaller.

28 posted on 11/04/2008 4:42:38 AM PST by wideawake (Why is it that those who like to be called Constitutionalists know the least about the Constitution?)
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To: dascallie
Dixville Notch voted overwhelming for Obama in the NH primary. As a matter of fact, Hillary didn’t get one vote.

Do you have a source for this? If it's true, it means that McCain wins. It shows that McCain pealed off 30% (6 of 21) Obama voters since the primary!!!!!

Better get that champagne ready for tonight.

29 posted on 11/04/2008 4:53:31 AM PST by BlueYonder
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To: King of Florida

I’m finding it incredibly difficult to believe that people that voted overwhelming Republican in past elections all the way back to 1988 - have suddenly completely turned about & voted for Barack Obama! WTH???


30 posted on 11/04/2008 4:53:33 AM PST by alicewonders (Sarah Palin is the face of America's future.)
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To: alicewonders

Actually, it’s probably a bad idea to look to past results as an indicator this year. All bets are off, as far as I’m concerned. An Obama landslide or squeaker, a McCain comeback, who knows. My gut tells me the polls are right, though.


31 posted on 11/04/2008 5:04:22 AM PST by King of Florida (A little government and a little luck are necessary in life, but only a fool trusts either of them.)
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To: Steve Van Doorn

Ah, I misunderstood, I thought the post meant all had voted for Obama first go, not just all the Dems. Thanks for the clarification.


32 posted on 11/04/2008 5:05:12 AM PST by Dawn531
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To: King of Florida; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; blackie; Larry Lucido; ...
Re: Not a good sign for McCain, if one goes by results in the last 5 presidential elections:
2004: Bush 19 Kerry 7
2000: Bush 21 Gore 5
1996: Dole 18 Clinton 8
1992: Bush 15 Perot 8 Clinton 2
1988: Bush 34 Dukakis 3


To the Electoral Maps, Batman!

2004 Kerry takes NH
2000 W takes NH
1996 Clinton takes NH
1992 Clinton takes NH
1988 Bush 41 takes NH

Now, King, tell me... how you come by your conclusion?

These results tell me diddlysquat!

However, I do believe if Johnny & The Babe take NH, it points at a GOP win. If not, it is not the kiss of death.

Now, if the Koolaid drinkers & ACORN steal PA, OH, VA and FL... my Wednesday morning will be hell!
33 posted on 11/04/2008 5:12:39 AM PST by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Dawn531

As an NH resident, currently playing consultant in VA, having failed the “live free” part, we’ll be condemned to finish the motto.

I don’t have good feelings about this time ‘round, and with 40% already on the dole, and that doesn’t include the government types, this’ll probably be the last time that “voting” makes any sense...

Still, it’s early, and perhaps we’ll get McCain, and a chance to make things right later....


34 posted on 11/04/2008 5:33:09 AM PST by benewton
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To: LizardQueen

“Live Free or Die” has long been dead and the state has been transformed by MA refugees. It lives off MA employers amd totally in the tank for Dems, but the media still plays it as independent thinking.


35 posted on 11/04/2008 7:34:30 AM PST by balls (From each according to his ability. To each according to his need - Karl Marx/Obama)
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