Obama carried the first reporting precinct in America shortly after midnight, winning 15-6 in Dixville Notch, New Hampshire. The village began its midnight vote (and newspaper morning-edition) tradition in 1960 and usually returns Republican majorities; this is the first win by a Democrat there since Hubert Humphrey’s in 1968.
Update: Hart’s Location vote in: Obama 17, McCain 10, and presumed 2012 GOP front-runner Ron Paul 2. It’s a tiny-town landslide!
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on November 4, 2008