Obama Wins Dixville Notch and Hart’s Location

From the Union Leader:

Barack Obama came up a big winner in the presidential race in Dixville Notch and Hart’s Location, where the tradition of having the first Election Day ballots tallied lives on.

Democrat Obama defeated Republican John McCain by a count of 15 to 6 in Dixville Notch. The town of Hart’s Location reported 17 votes for Obama, 10 for McCain and two for write-in Ron Paul.

The first Dixville Notch voter, following tradition established in 1948, was picked ahead of the midnight voting and the rest of the town’s 21 registered voters followed suit.

The last time the town backed a Democrat was in 1968 when Hubert Humphrey was preferred to Richard Nixon.