Skip to comments.Obama big winner in early NH towns' votes
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 focushowever brieflyof 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."
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After praying that prayer, I felt a peace and relief - I slept really well...
write-in Ron Paul.
If memory serves me right, Obama won by a landslide in the NH primary and look how that turned out...
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?
No, HRC won NH, and NH is more predictable than it likes to think it is.
It’s 6:30 AM.
RE: “...and my thoughts are not His thoughts...”
Got that right.
Its the same song and dance every election.
Who cares what these DicksvilleHeads think?
“Live Free or Die” my @SS.
Thank you for that - and so very, very true.
Then a busload of ACORN volunteers showed up and the final tally for Dixville Notch was 75 Obama to 6 McCain.
I am going to keep reading this post over and over again today. I could hardly sleep last night, I was so worried.
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
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!
These people are enlightened progressive types who vote “cool”. IGNORE THEM!
Yeah, I know.
The world makes them sad, and Øbama offers hope.
Dixville Notch voted overwhelming for Obama in the NH primary. As a matter of fact, Hillary didnt get one vote.
However, we all know who won the NH primary....Hillary.
So, now you should adjust your little theory.
They dont have a history of being an indicator.
They were way off in 96 and 92. That’s encouraging.
woo-hoo, Barry, you are a BIG winner in NH!!
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.
Not only that, but I think all 10 primary votes went to the Messiah.
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.
there are 7 republicans.
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.
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.
North country idiots. I hope this is not indicative of anything.
The sample, too small to be reliably predictive to begin with, is now 43% smaller.
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.
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???
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.
Ah, I misunderstood, I thought the post meant all had voted for Obama first go, not just all the Dems. Thanks for the clarification.
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....
“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.
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