First New Hampshire Votes Yield Romney-Huntsman Tie

Voters in the tiny New Hampshire village famed for casting the first ballots in the nation's first presidential primary have found themselves in a tie between Republicans Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman.

Nine ballots were cast in New Hampshire's Dixville Notch just after midnight.

Romney and Huntsman received two votes each. Coming in second with one vote apiece were Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul.

For the Democrats, President Barack Obama received three votes.

The nine residents who cast their ballots include three registered Republicans and two registered Democrats. Four other voters haven't declared a party.

Dixville Notch is an unincorporated village in northern New Hampshire just below the Canadian border. The town clerk, Rick Erwin, says that the nine registered voters make up the entire Dixville Notch population.


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  • by And he is the GOP Frontrunner? on Jan 11, 2012 at 12:57 PM
    Romney standing there bashing Europe and President Obama as socialist was quite remarkable­. He had no problem with Europe, France to be exact when he left the U S and went there with all the socialist (his words, not mine) so he didn't have to serve his country. He made it pretty clear though when he told Jon Huntsman he was party first, country second. Quite a man Mitty, quite a man.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 11, 2012 at 12:52 PM
    Romney gave the ugliest most vitriolic victory speech I have ever heard. Romney is a small minded man with NO ideas or empathy for the 99%.
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      by Obama Snake Oil co on Jan 11, 2012 at 01:59 PM in reply to
      I am sure you hear exactly what you didn't want to. Glad it works fer ya.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 11, 2012 at 12:30 PM
    2012 "NOBODY BUT OBAMA"
  • by To Snake Location: enc on Jan 11, 2012 at 05:11 AM
    You always forget Nixon. BTW- why aren't any of the Rep. trying to get Bush's endorsement? Wonder if he will be "on the campaign trail" for the GOP in the fall?
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      by GOP put him in the closet on Jan 11, 2012 at 12:59 PM in reply to To Snake
      How come none of the GOP Candidates ever mention Bush2 name on Nothing he was the President for 8 years from 2001 to 2008!.....­
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Jan 10, 2012 at 09:45 AM
    Some of you think your posts are helping your quivering thighs leader, well, you are just posting blatherskite...nothing anotherwords. You are no part of the solution or equasion. We saw who you voted for and no matter what you say or do, its anybody but Obama regardless of who wins the primary. And no info you post here will make a tree leaf grow.
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      by Anonymous on Jan 10, 2012 at 10:36 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
      Baghdad Bob is back and he's crazier than ever!
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      by Lavon on Jan 10, 2012 at 12:55 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
      Hey Snake Oil your in sort of a predicament. You said Obama wasn't a Christian and you would never vote for him. Well guess what. Ole Willard isn't a Christian, he's a Mormon. How does it make you feel knowing your gonna vote for a candidate that won't even let you film him going to church? He won't even let you inside his Church and your going to vote for him. LOL!! You guys have been had....
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        by Obama Snake Oil co on Jan 10, 2012 at 03:14 PM in reply to Lavon
        Thats OK, we won't let him or you into our church either but as they say...anybody but Obama! Works for me. Like I posted, don't ever tell your kids what or who you voted for...you will have a lot of explaining why the worst president, was you candidate.
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          by Anonymous on Jan 10, 2012 at 04:24 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil co
          It's going to be NOBODY BUT OBAMA!!!
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      by To Snake on Jan 11, 2012 at 05:06 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
      And you really think Ron Paul supporters will vote for Romney? Better re-think that. They don't like corporate welfare any more than individual welfare!
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      by Anonymous on Jan 11, 2012 at 12:49 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
      Pretty sad. Zero enthusiasm for Romney all they can do is sling made up crap at the President.
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      by And he is the GOP Frontrunner? on Jan 11, 2012 at 01:01 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
      they never say Bush 2 on anything!.­...hell Newt went all the way back to Reagan!...­.just total Dis Bush 2.....­.like he was Nothing!..­.and he was the President for 8 years! I thought you Repugs were proud of your own?
  • by Barlow Location: Winterville on Jan 10, 2012 at 09:22 AM
    The best description I have heard so far of what Romney did was "Vulture Capitalism". This had nothing to do with job creation, this had to do with generating a profit for share holders. They bought up businesses, threw out the workers (a lot from manufacturing jobs lost) and sold the pieces at a profit. And the jobs he created at Staples and others like it? Those employees are getting paid minimum wage for running registers and stocking shelves.
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      by Anonymous on Jan 10, 2012 at 10:08 AM in reply to Barlow
      Try to spin it all you want Bar-low. Even if the DNC could convince Hillary to run with Obama, (and I doubt she is that ignorant) it is too late, he is DONE, FINISHED, KAPUT in 11 short months. Can't wait to read the headlines - "Republican candidate beats incumbant by a landslide, poor little entitlement babies crying as they lick their wounds with some poor fool named Barlow from Eastern NC leading the pack".
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        by Anonymous on Jan 10, 2012 at 01:00 PM in reply to Anonymous
        The poor little entitlement babies are actually the rich. They're the ones who want handouts; no new taxes (a handout) subsidies for their businesses (handouts) lobbying for their corporate interest (handouts) government welfare when they run their business into the groud (handout) and the list goes on. The rich are the entitlement generation.
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        by @ anonymous @ 4:00 on Jan 10, 2012 at 07:11 PM in reply to Anonymous
        LOL - you actually think it is the true "entitlement babies" that have all the money, well aren't you an IDIOT!! If that were true who would pay all the bills for this country the poor? Go back to 3rd grade, wealthy (who are largely democrat) people pay the largest majority of the bills for this country even if it might be a lower percentage of their personal income than the poor. You comment is both stupid and shows how misinformed a life you lead.
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          by To anonymous @10:11 on Jan 10, 2012 at 09:18 PM in reply to @ anonymous @ 4:00
          Judge Napolitano said tonight that we have one party of Big Government. The Dem. wing believes in war, taxes, and individual welfare. The Rep. wing believes in war, deficits, and corporate welfare. I believe he is a FOX man-right? I'm not afraid of all big government, but for you who CLAIM you don't like it-maybe you should think about what the Judge said!
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          by Anonymous on Jan 11, 2012 at 12:53 PM in reply to @ anonymous @ 4:00
          Romney, where are your tax returns???­
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      by Obama Snake Oil Co on Jan 10, 2012 at 10:47 AM in reply to Barlow
      So why do you think your liberal opine from the libterdial websites has any bearing on which GOP candidate I/we select? It doesn't matter what you think, we see who you defend like Lavon, the worst president in the history of the nation. So, you think your opine means anything to us here? Does you family tree have some branches in it?
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        by Anonymous on Jan 10, 2012 at 01:02 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
        If you were actually a conservative you'd run...well a conservative and not just another corporate shill. I honestly don't think conservaties even have the faintest clue about actual conservatism. Pro-tip...Conservative=/=Regan. He was about as far away from a true conservative as Obama is a true Liberal.
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          by Obama Snake Oil co on Jan 10, 2012 at 03:16 PM in reply to
          Nice spin...you hanging out with Barlow? It is really hard to believe you guys believe that stuff on the libterdial sites. They put it there just for you and cannot even spell Reagan right....geez!
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        by Anonymous on Jan 11, 2012 at 12:51 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
        How come Bush 2 didn,t balance the Budget he also had 8 years?....­.and he raise the debt ceiling 9 time and gave a tax cut to the Rich!...I be waiting on your lying answers!..­..
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          by Obama Snake Oil Co on Jan 11, 2012 at 01:48 PM in reply to
          Yes, he okd the debt ceiling based on the congress being controlled by the democrats and America wanted to protect our soldiers in Iraq and Afganistan. You know, the two wars that congress authorized...had to be paid for, however, Obama spent more than all past presidents combined including Bush 2...that is online and you should know that. And what does the Rich had to do anything with anything? They don't owe me anything? Did they beat you up and take away your lunch money when you were in high school last year?
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          by c-had on Jan 24, 2012 at 01:37 AM in reply to
          The Eight years Bush was in office were terrible and truthfully Obama has done no worse than that d!@#$#@ .I was astounded when he was elected the first time and almost cried the second time.
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        by Madea on Jan 11, 2012 at 01:02 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
        It will be the last stop for most of the GOP candidates­, and the end of the beginning for Romney. You rode a nice ride Romney, but your roller coaster is headed downward.
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        by c-had on Jan 24, 2012 at 01:43 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
        How about forming clear logical arguments.I am sick of you calling everyone stupid or otherwise trying to belittle them on this site(equivalent to my kids mentality).I bet you arent as brazen in public as you are hiding behind that HP of yours.Jimmy Carter ,not Obama,has been our worst president.
  • by Romney? Location: enc on Jan 10, 2012 at 08:13 AM
    Romney=Bain Care!!
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      by Obama? on Jan 10, 2012 at 11:21 AM in reply to Romney?
      Well I will take anything over Obama=Obama Care and class warfare!!
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        by To Obama? on Jan 11, 2012 at 04:51 AM in reply to Obama?
        Well, you wait til the Rep. tell all those with pre-existing conditions who now have insurance ( I know three myself!) that they are going to lose their insurance again-oh, yeah, and all those parents who have kept their children on their policies!
  • by Ha! Location: enc on Jan 10, 2012 at 08:09 AM
    Romney spokesman just called him a "wealth manager" NOT a job creator.
  • by LOL on Jan 10, 2012 at 05:23 AM
    Nice spin there WITN - bottom line Republicans 6 - Democrats 3
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      by and... on Jan 11, 2012 at 07:44 AM in reply to LOL
      here is the NC Spin , the repugs turn down a 1 cent for education but pass a 4 cent gas tax . makes me want to puke. Oh we will have undereducated people driving on nice roads , thanks repugs!!! now go fill up your suv , thats good for our economy.
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      by c-had on Jan 24, 2012 at 01:34 AM in reply to LOL
      I think it was intended to be witty.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 10, 2012 at 01:08 AM
    Ha ha ha...read em and weep Repugs!
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      by Ha Ha Ha on Jan 10, 2012 at 03:38 AM in reply to
      9 votes and you want republicans to "weep", wait until there is only one republican against Obama, that will be when the voters will fire Obama, unfortunately now is not quite the time.
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        by Common Sense on Jan 10, 2012 at 05:45 AM in reply to Ha Ha Ha
        Yeah, we heard Romney say how much he loves to fire people, he made millions doing it.
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          by Ha Ha Ha on Jan 10, 2012 at 07:19 AM in reply to Common Sense
          More liberal spin, so sad to be you. Listen to the ENTIRE comment and put it in the proper context, if you know how, he was speaking of being able to fire health care providers not individuals. Now the poor loser democrats want to fire Biden and replace him with Hillary, that is how badly they all know that Obama is going to LOOSE!!! I hope she has enough pride and self respect to tell him she will run for president or nothing, if she was running for president I would have to reconsider my vote but as it is ANYBODY will be a much better commander in chief than the idiot we have in office now!!
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          by Common Sense on Jan 10, 2012 at 07:43 AM in reply to Common Sense
          NO, "ha ha ha", It's not liberal spin, it's the spin from all Romney's REPUBLICAN opponents.
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          by To Ha ha on Jan 10, 2012 at 08:11 AM in reply to Common Sense
          Republican senator just admitted on TV that Romney ia a "wealth manager" NOT a job creator! He is presently trying to get the foot out of his mouth!
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          by Ha Ha Ha on Jan 10, 2012 at 08:13 AM in reply to Common Sense
          I don't care what any of them say, I make my own determination based on the FACTS. LISTEN FOR YOURSELF, do you know how or do you just believe what you hear others say? Get it from the "horses mouth", listen to the ENTIRE comment from Romney, he was talking SPECIFICALLY about health care providers and an individuals right to fire them if they so choose. You call yourself "common sense", that is the biggest joke of them all, you obviously have none!!!
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          by To HAHA on Jan 10, 2012 at 10:12 AM in reply to Common Sense
          And just where would someone else go for health insurance if they "fired" the one they had? Why don't you try it now? Health insurance companies were "firing" the customers! If competitive prices had existed, then there would have been no need at ALL for revision-it didn't! The insurance companies were price "fixing" and refusing to cover "pre-existing" conditions! I even had a friend whose baby was not covered because she was a premy and they called it "pre-existing"! What Romney said-even if you include the health insurance-shows just how little he knows about what the insurance companies were doing!! Go fire BC/BS and see how much "better insurance you can geat somewhere else!!
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          by CMW on Jan 10, 2012 at 10:28 AM in reply to Common Sense
          Yeah, I hope he fires Obama!
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          by Common Sense on Jan 10, 2012 at 10:34 AM in reply to Common Sense
          OK "Ha HA HA," if you like facts let's just forget about what Romney said. Research Bain Corporation and see for yourself what they did.
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          by Ha Ha Ha on Jan 10, 2012 at 11:12 AM in reply to Common Sense
          Well isn't that convenient, proven wrong so now you want to "just forget about what Romney said". That is the problem with every politician out there, republicans and democrats alike, they all lie, steal and cheat to get what they want and when caught we, the voters, are expected to just "forget about it". Well, I don't trust ANY of them as far as I could pick up and throw my vehicle, however, I have found that this particular administration has gone above and beyond expections in their outright lies, fabrications, class envy tactics and simply attempting to take away our individual as well as the individual states rights granted under the constitution. I always have and always will vote based on the candidate and their record, regardless of party affiliation. This time around, it will be anybody but Obama, he has been the worst president in my 50plus years by far!!!
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          by Obama Snake Oil co on Jan 10, 2012 at 01:29 PM in reply to Common Sense
          It doesn't matter what you post here, none of us will vote for the worst president in history since Jimmy Carter...only you, Lavon and Barlow.
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        by To Ha Ha Ha on Jan 11, 2012 at 04:53 AM in reply to Ha Ha Ha
        Spin? Romney quoted Obama and "left out" the fact that Obama was quoting McCain!! Remember that lie? Romney claimed what was good for the goose was good for the gander-remember that? He looked like an idiot-now you want to whine about the media leaving out all the context? Same ole double standard from the GOP!
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