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Monday, November 7th, 2016

Hillary Clinton wins Dixville Notch, New Hampshire in midnight vote

In keep­ing with tra­di­tion, the tiny com­mu­ni­ty of Dixville Notch, New Hamp­shire has announced the results of its mid­night elec­tions… and for Pres­i­dent of the Unit­ed States, Hillary Clin­ton won the town, just like Barack Oba­ma did before her.

The results were as follows:

  • Hillary Clin­ton and Tim Kaine: Four votes
  • Don­ald Trump and Mike Pence: Two votes
  • Gary John­son and William Weld: One vote
  • Mitt Rom­ney (pre­sum­ably a write-in): One vote

Oth­er com­mu­ni­ties that tra­di­tion­al­ly vote at mid­night and announce their results min­utes there­after are Hart’s Loca­tion and Millsfield.

MSNBC has a nice sto­ry on the back­ground of mid­night day-of vot­ing in Dixville Notch for those inter­est­ed. There’s also this account, from Wikipedia:

Dixville Notch is best known in con­nec­tion with its long­stand­ing mid­dle-of-the-night vote in the U.S. pres­i­den­tial elec­tion, includ­ing dur­ing the New Hamp­shire pri­ma­ry (the first pri­ma­ry elec­tion in the U.S. pres­i­den­tial nom­i­na­tion process). In a tra­di­tion that start­ed in the 1960 elec­tion, all the eli­gi­ble vot­ers in Dixville Notch gath­er at mid­night in the ball­room of The Bal­sams. The vot­ers cast their bal­lots and the polls offi­cial­ly are closed when one-hun­dred per­cent of the reg­is­tered vot­ers have vot­ed, some­times one minute lat­er. The results of the Dixville Notch vote in both the New Hamp­shire pri­ma­ry and the gen­er­al elec­tion are tra­di­tion­al­ly broad­cast around the coun­try imme­di­ate­ly afterwards.

A sim­i­lar tra­di­tion in the com­mu­ni­ty of Hart’s Loca­tion, New Hamp­shire began in 1948; theirs was dis­con­tin­ued in the 1960s in light of the abun­dance of media atten­tion, and revived only in 1996.

This post will be updat­ed with addi­tion­al infor­ma­tion as more results roll in.

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