Obama wins in earliest vote

Obama wins in earliest vote
AP
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First Published: Tue, Nov 04 2008. 02 33 PM IST
Updated: Tue, Nov 04 2008. 02 33 PM IST
New Hampshire: Democrat Barack Obama came up a big winner in the presidential race in Dixville Notch, New Hampshire, where the nation’s first Election Day votes were cast and counted early Tuesday.
Obama defeated Republican John McCain 15-6. Independent Ralph Nader was also on the ballot, but received no votes.
The first voter, following a tradition established in 1948, was picked ahead of the midnight voting and the rest of the town’s registered voters followed suit in Tuesday’s first minutes.
Town Clerk Rick Erwin says the northern New Hampshire town is proud of its tradition, but says the most important thing is that the turnout represents 100 percent vote.
President George W. Bush won the vote in Dixville Notch in 2004 on the way to his re-election.
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First Published: Tue, Nov 04 2008. 02 33 PM IST