If the outcome of the presidential race in Dixville Notch, N.H. is any indication, it could be a close race and a long night.
Tiny Dixville Notch, vying for the title of first-to-report on Election Day, began and finished their voting — as is their tradition — shortly after midnight Tuesday morning. The conclusion? Too close call: President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney each received 5 votes. According to the Associated Press, the polls opened and closed in 43 seconds.
In 2008, Dixville Notch went in favor of Obama, 15-6, over John McCain, which might be seen as a bad sign for the President. On the other hand, in Hart’s Location, N.H. (you gotta love the names of these small New England burgs), Obama received 23 votes to Romney’s 9 votes, according to the A.P. Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson also received a single vote. Voting in Hart’s Location took all of 5 minutes, 42 seconds.
Suffice to say, there’s at least one thing that’s more convenient living in a rural area. In Baltimore, lines at polling places have been reported since early this morning. (Still, go vote!)