Obama wins Dixville Notch

The first ballot box in the 2008 US President election has closed, and it’s looking good for Obama, at least with 15 of 21 votes cast in Dixville Notch.

Dixville Notch is a village with a population of approximately 75 in the Dixville township of Coos County, New Hampshire, but is best known as the first place to declare its results during United States presidential elections.

While Dixville Notch isn’t a great predictor of elections, the village has consistently leaned Republican, and the last time it gave a majority vote to the Democrats was for Hubert Humphrey over Richard Nixon in 1968.

Obama loyalists will be hoping that the result is a sign of things to come.