Tuesday, November 4, 2008

TUESDAY TRAVELS: First in the Nation

Since 1948, people in the tiny towns of Dixville Notch and Hart's Location, NH have been the first to cast their votes in national elections each four years. Folks gather before midnight to get first position in the election, and the towns take pride in having a 100% turnout. Each voter gets an individual booth, so there is no waiting at the midnight hour.

Earlier today, the good folks in these New England burgs continued the tradition, and here are the results:
  • In Dixville Notch: Obama—15 votes, McCain—6 votes.
  • In Hart's Location: Obama—17 votes, McCain—10 votes, Ron Paul—2 votes (write-in)
Ralph Nader was on the ballot in both towns, and received no votes.

With this wonderful tradition intact, an historic day in the United States commenced.

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