November 6th, 2012
12:18 AM ET
10 years ago

A tie for Obama and Romney in nation's first results

(CNN) - The first presidential election results are in – and it's a tie.

President Barack Obama and his Republican rival, Mitt Romney, each received five votes in Dixville Notch, New Hampshire.


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soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. Josh

    How did they count those votes so quickly?

    November 6, 2012 12:45 am at 12:45 am |
  2. Gregory M, Newbold

    Mr. President, you will win re-election against Mitt Romney.

    From 2009 to 2012, you completely eviscerated the myth of Republican superiority on foreign & military affairs.

    If you focus on deficit reduction [return to Clinton-era tax rates, Elimination of corporate tax loopholes, means testing for SS & Medicare] and reduced military spending you will defang the Republicans are "fiscally conservative" myth.

    Take this from the Republicans and you will set the Democrats up to
    hold the Whitehouse & federal judiciary for the next 20 years.

    November 6, 2012 12:54 am at 12:54 am |
  3. Paul muli

    Keep on updating me.obama my choice

    November 6, 2012 03:51 am at 3:51 am |
  4. fernace

    Well, that's so quaint! Won't stay a tie, I predict! Lol! In all seriousness, we need Obama to lead us forward to the future for 4 more years, we need Romney only if we're big biz, big oil or the 1%! Since most of us are not, we need the man who has consistantly said he stands w/all of us, not just a percentage!! Obama, Again, please!!

    November 6, 2012 04:56 am at 4:56 am |
  5. b1b5

    it may have been a tie...but the NH town of Dville Notch had 10 voters, and the breakdown was as follows:

    2 democrats, 3 republicans, and 5 undeclared

    therefore obama won 3/5 independent votes, even though they both got 5 votes.

    lets us not forget that:

    "as of 2002, 25.6% of New Hampshire residents are registered Democrats and 36.7% are Republicans, with 37.7% of New Hampshire voters registered as "undeclared" independents."

    therefore if this trend of independents voting for obama 3/5 carries over to the other almost 26 % of NH (independent) voters, then Obama is sure to win.


    November 6, 2012 05:06 am at 5:06 am |
  6. b1b5

    oops my bad! number of registered independents is 37.7% in NH not 26%...regardless, if obama gets 3 out every 5 independent votes in NH its game over for Romney there.

    I cant even believe we are even contemplating another Republican President.

    November 6, 2012 05:08 am at 5:08 am |
  7. andrew

    Small but a representative of America, the town of Dixville. An indication of what is to come. An exciting Race to the White House

    November 6, 2012 06:44 am at 6:44 am |
  8. A little sad

    It's going to be a long night.

    Unfortunately, that's all I can feel confident in predicting.

    Obama/Biden – Get out and VOTE!

    November 6, 2012 07:21 am at 7:21 am |
  9. Nathalie Dubé

    I pray God that all of you voters understand that it took Bush administration 8 years to make the damage done in the U.S economy. Logicaly, Obama can't turn that clock in 4 so, just consider the amount of hours it takes to get a pay check and the secondes it takes to spend it. Give your country a chance and apply the vertue of patience. With the wisdom and devoted work Obama has to offer, it is the only chance you have to make it up to a successfull country again. There is no fast fix and talking through your hat don't make things happen, making small logical steps will.

    November 6, 2012 07:24 am at 7:24 am |