First Election Day Results…

by Cyra Master |  |  published on November 8, 2016


Four voters in the tiny New Hampshire town of Dixville Notch cast ballots for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton just after midnight Tuesday, the first Election Day results.

GOP nominee Donald Trump got two votes, and Libertarian Gary Johnson got one vote. Former Massachusetts governor and 2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney received a write-in vote.

The voting finished in less than a minute.

Seven of the eight votes were cast in person, with one absentee ballot cast. One voter registered at the polls immediately ahed of casting a vote, a first according to local news. This year, two women and six men cast ballots.

The results of the closely watched Senate race were tied, with Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R) and Gov. Maggie Hassan (D) each getting four votes.

The midnight vote is a closely watched tradition in U.S. politics. The tiny town is able to tally its votes around midnight because of a state law that allows towns with fewer than 100 voters to close the polls after all eligible voters have cast their ballots.

Hart’s Location and Millsfield conduct similar midnight tallies. Trump handily won in Millsfield, taking 16 votes to Clinton’s four.

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