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Dixville Notch Delivers A Tie In Nation's First Election Returns

Max Schwartz |
November 5, 2012 | 9:13 p.m. PST

Staff Reporter

Romney in New Hampshire this past weekend. (mnassal/Flickr)
Romney in New Hampshire this past weekend. (mnassal/Flickr)
The first returns of the 2012 presidential election are in and they are from Dixville Notch, New Hampshire. Dixville Notch has a population of 10 and their polls opened at midnight eastern time on Nov. 6. Shortly after opening the polls, everyone in town voted. The result for the presidential election was a tie -- five votes for Obama and five votes for Romney. This has never happened in Dixville Notch before.

The town has picked each of the last three presidential winners, and has a 7 for 13 record overall in predicting the future since the midnight voting tradition began in 1960.

The town voted for Obama in 2008, the first time it had voted for a Democrat in 40 years.

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