January 8th, 2008
10:23 AM ET
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Obama, McCain win New Hampshire's first votes

The CNN Ticker

Rick Erwin tallies the nation's first primary votes in Dixville Notch, New Hampshire.

DIXVILLE NOTCH, New Hampshire (CNN) - Voters in two New Hampshire hamlets cast their ballots Tuesday just after midnight in the state's first-in-the-nation presidential primary, hours before the rest of the state's polling places open.

The first ballots were cast in Dixville Notch, a hamlet of about 75 near the Canadian border.

People there favored Sen. John McCain in the Republican primary - he got four votes - and Sen. Barack Obama in the Democratic contest, who won seven votes.

Obama and McCain also won in midnight voting in Hart's Location, population 42. The two senators hope to see those results duplicated statewide by the time all the votes are cast.

The last polls close at 8 p.m.

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  1. tom

    I have many idiot Republican friends. They have registered as Democrats just to help Obama win the democratic Nomination. They believe they can easily win the general election against Obama. one quoted to me " There is no way any true blooded american will vote for a Inexperienced Black Muslim named Barack Hussein Obama . He can say he is a Christian but why did he wait til he started his political career to become one."

    January 9, 2008 04:34 am at 4:34 am |
  2. John Lawrence

    My question is what is McCain's stance on the FISA renewal? Will he vote? As an Arizona constituent, I am appalled at his inability to vote on crucial issues that have come up before the senate . His response when this is asked, "My vote would not have counted." is a con. His vote always counts in Arizona! Until he answers these questions with "straight talk", he won't be getting my vote in the primary in Az, nor will he get my vote when the senate elections come up. come on, John!

    January 27, 2008 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  3. John Lawrence

    What about the FISA renewal? Where is McCain on that issue. Still in lockstep with W? Maybe he won't vote at all, which is what his record clearly shows. As an AZ voter, it's appalling. No vote for John until he resigns his senate seat.

    January 27, 2008 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
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