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Obama wins in landslide (in tiny New Hampshire towns)

Jake Turcotte

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If "Dandy" Don Meredith were to call the election results instead of CNN's Wolf Blitzer, then he'd be singing his signature "Turn out the lights, the party's over" for John McCain.  At least in the towns of Dixville Notch and Hart's Location, New Hampshire.

The two little towns in the northern part of the Granite State have a tradition of voting at midnight and then releasing their results shortly thereafter.

The verdict this year?  Obama in a landslide.

The results

Between the two towns, Obama received 32 votes while John McCain tallied 16 votes.  Even Ron Paul got some action with two people voting for him.

Is this a harbinger of success for Obama?  Not necessarily.  Back in 1960, Richard Nixon beat JFK by a 9 - 0 margin.

The town, however, had a love-hate relationship with Nixon.  In 1968, they opted for Hubert Humphrey over Nixon -- the only other time the town voted for a Democratic candidate.


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