Here we go: the first of many towns, villages, municipalities, and counties heard from.
DIXVILLE NOTCH, New Hampshire (CNN) — Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama emerged victorious in the first election returns of the 2008 presidential race, winning 15 of 21 votes cast in Dixville Notch, New Hampshire. [The town] is the first in the nation to vote in the primaries and Election Day. People in the isolated village in New Hampshire’s northeast corner voted just after midnight Tuesday.
It was the first time since 1968 that the village leaned Democratic in an election. Obama’s rival, Republican John McCain, won 6 votes.
A full 100 percent of registered voters in the village cast ballots. And the votes didn’t take long to tally. The town, home to around 75 residents, has opened its polls shortly after midnight each election day since 1960, drawing national media attention for being the first place in the country to make its presidential preferences known.