The small town of Dixville Notch, New Hampshire, reported the first results of the 2020 presidential election early Tuesday morning: five votes to Joe Biden, and none for Donald Trump.
Dixville Notch is traditionally the first to cast and report votes, thanks to a New Hampshire law that allows local voting stations to hold midnight votes if all the ballots in a particular location are cast. Several other small polling places do the same in the Granite State.
Voting began at midnight:
Voting has started in Dixville Notch NH, the first village that votes first in every election. Results from the dozen or so votes shortly.
— Andrew Leyden (@PenguinSix) November 3, 2020
Dixville Notch, NH is Democracy. The first town in the nation to vote.
— Jay O’Brien CBS 12 (@jayobtv) November 3, 2020
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The count was quick.
Voters split their tickets, choosing incumbent Gov. Chris Sununu, 4-1.
— Reza H. Akbari (@rezahakbari) November 3, 2020
Hillary Clinton won Dixville Notch in 2016, and went on to win New Hampshire’s four Electoral College votes.
In February 2020, Dixville Notch surprised the nation by choosing Mike Bloomberg in the Democratic primary, thanks to write-in votes.
It meant little, however, as Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) went on to win the state, and Bloomberg — who had not been on the ballot in New Hampshire at all — dropped out of the presidential race after Super Tuesday in early March.
New Hampshire is considered winnable for President Trump, and he fell just short in 2016, although Democrats have won the state — once a conservative bastion — in six out of the last seven presidential elections. George W. Bush won it in 2000.
Trump held several rallies in Manchester, New Hampshire over the past year or so — including one during the last week of October.
Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News and the host of Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot on Sunday evenings from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET (4 p.m. to 7 p.m. PT). His newest e-book is The Trumpian Virtues: The Lessons and Legacy of Donald Trump’s Presidency. His recent book, RED NOVEMBER, tells the story of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary from a conservative perspective. He is a winner of the 2018 Robert Novak Journalism Alumni Fellowship. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak.