In 1st Town to Vote: Obama, 5; Romney, 5

Split result a 1st for Dixville Notch, New Hampshire
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 5, 2012 11:58 PM CST
Updated Nov 6, 2012 1:00 AM CST
Obama, Romney Tie in First Town to Vote
Dixville Notch voters drop their ballots in the ballot box as they cast the first Election Day votes in the nation.    (AP Photo/APTN)

The result from one of the first two towns in America to vote suggests the election will be very close indeed. President Obama and Mitt Romney got five votes apiece in Dixville Notch, New Hampshire, reports USA Today. This is the first tie in the history of the tiny town, which chose Obama over John McCain by 15 votes to six in 2008. (Quirky fact: The AP notes that the midnight voting took just 43 seconds to complete.) In Hart's Location, the other New Hampshire town to vote first, Obama won with 23 votes to nine for Romney and one for Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson. (More Election 2012 stories.)

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