November 4th, 2008
12:10 AM ET
4 years ago

Obama wins in 1st voting

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.

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.


Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama • John McCain
soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. Reggie

    75 residents and only 21 are registered to vote? :) I guess the rest are kids?

    November 4, 2008 09:17 am at 9:17 am |
  2. Thomas T. Minja fr. Tanzania (East AFRICA) OBAMA SUPPORTER.

    It is just the begining.. The really storm of BARACK OBAMA VICTORY on it way.. McCain supporters be aware... Oops..

    November 4, 2008 09:35 am at 9:35 am |
  3. Kerry

    One word: Wow. They've never voted democratic. This should be a sign. Unbelievable. I'm getting chills down my spine as the day unfolds. I pray to God this all done fair and square and the election isn't rigged.

    November 4, 2008 09:50 am at 9:50 am |