Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Landslide for Obama in Dixville Notch

Okay, so the first election results are in from Dixville Notch, New Hampshire, as usual, where 100% turnout is the rule and the polls are closed soon after midnight on Election Day. It looks like a landslide for Barack Obama in Dixville Notch, with Obama securing 15 votes, John McCain 6. In nearby hamlet Hart's Location, New Hampshire, Obama beat McCain 17-10, with Ron Paul snaring 2 votes.

If these results continue throughout the country on Election Day, Barack Obama will win an historic 64% of the nation's popular vote, with John McCain getting 32% and Ron Paul 4%, which will likely translate into something like 530 electoral votes for Obama. So, yeah, it's a good start. Let's keep it up!

Of course, it's not like Dixville Notch is some sort of historic predictor of how presidential elections will turn out. In fact, it hasn't gone for a Democrat since Hubert Humphrey in 1968. The fact that Dixville Notch went Democratic this year probably says more about the way New Hampshire is changing than it does about America's attitude right now. Still, it's kind of nice it's going Democratic this year, isn't it?

2004 results: Bush 19, Kerry 7
2000: Bush 21, Gore 5
1996: Dole 18, Clinton 8
1992: Bush 15, Perot 8, Clinton 2
1988: Bush 34, Dukakis 3

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