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.
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.