The first official presidential election results are in from the famed small town of Dixville Notch, New Hampshire. The tiny village has been the site of the first official election results for over 50 years. If the rest of the night’s voting results go the same way they did in Dixville Notch, it looks like we may not know who the next President of the United States is for quite some time.
For the past fifty years or so, the extremely small village of Dixville Notch, New Hampshire has been delivering up the first official election results for the presidential election. In the 2008 presidential election, Dixville Notch voters chose Barack Obama as the winner. The voting results were unusual because it was the first time the town had given the majority to a Democrat in 40 years.
This year, the result of the first official voting results in the presidential election are even more unexpected. For the first time in the history of Dixville Notch voting results, the town’s ten registered voters were evenly split between Democrat Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney. So the first official presidential election results from Dixville Notch came down to a five to five tie.
“Considering the way things are polling around the country, we may have been the first tie of the day,” town clerk Dick Erwin told CNN. “Keep your eyes on the news reports, because it’s going to be a wild ride.”
Just south of Dixville Notch, New Hampshire, the first official voting results from the small town of Hart’s Location were more clear. In that vote, Barack Obama received 23 votes compared to just 9 votes for Mitt Romney. Liberatrian Gary Johnson received one vote.