OBAMA WINS THE FIRST ELECTION RETURNS

Democratic Presidential candidate Barack Obama won handsomely in the first election returns of the 2008 Presidential race on Tuesday, winning 15 of 21 votes cast in Dixville Notch, New Hampshire.People in the isolated village in New Hampshire’s northeast corner voted just after midnight Tuesday. It was the first time since 1968 that the village leaned Democratic in an election. Obama’s rival, Republican John McCain, won 6 votes, CNN reported.

A full 100 per cent of registered voters in the village cast ballots. The town, home to around 75 residents, has opened its polls shortly after midnight each election day since 1960, drawing national media attention for being the first place in the country to make its presidential preferences known.

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