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January 8, 2008

Obama, McCain Win The Insomniac Vote

Barack Obama and John McCain won the battles of Dixville Notch and Hart's Location early this morning, as New Hampshire started its primaries in the two tiny towns after midnight. Traditionally, the Granite State starts off with Midnight Madness in Dixville Notch, which does nothing much more than give the press something to note:

Residents of two tiny towns stayed up late to give Barack Obama and John McCain early victories in the New Hampshire presidential primary.

Voters in Dixville Notch and Hart's Location cast the initial ballots just after midnight Tuesday.

In Hart's Location, Democrat Obama received nine votes, Hillary Rodham Clinton received three and John Edwards received one. On the Republican side, McCain received six, Mike Huckabee received five, Ron Paul received four and Mitt Romney one.

In Dixville Notch, on the Republican side, McCain received four votes, Mitt Romney two and Rudy Giuliani one. On the Democratic side, Obama received seven votes, John Edwards two votes and Bill Richardson one vote.

How predictive are these results? Well, judge for yourself: Wesley Clark won the most votes from these two towns in 2004.

Of course, the news today will focus primarily on the rest of the state. Since this is a primary, we can expect the release of data much later than with the Iowa caucuses, and given the close polling on the Republican side, it may take quite a while to determine a winner. Here are my predictions:

Republicans: McCain 32%, Romney 30%, Huckabee 16%, Giuliani 10%, Paul and Thompson 8%

Democrats: Obama 34%, Clinton 25%, Edwards 20%, Richardson 15%


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