Candidate for the Democratic Party joe BidenJoe Biden Lady Gaga at rally in Biden: Trump ‘believes his popularity gives him the right to take’ the Pelosi woman says the House is ready to decide the president if election results are disputed Race Tillis-Cunningham of NC could decide on an ADDITIONAL majority On Tuesday, it won all five votes in the presidential election in Dixville Notch, a small town in New Hampshire near the US-Canada border known to be one of the first places people vote.
Eligible voters gather at the “Voting Room”; at The Balsams resort right after midnight, CNN reported. Results have been checked and published hours before anywhere else.
The tiny town has only 12 residents according to the 2010 census.
A lifelong Republican named Les Otten voted first in the Dixville Notch and explained his decision to support the Democratic Party in a now viral video that quickly garnered more than 1.1 million views.
“I don’t agree with him on a lot of matters, but I believe it’s time to find what binds us – not what separates us,” Otten said. “It’s time to rebuild the hearts of what makes us a great country. It begins with the election of honest leaders who will put the welfare of the country first and who will show respect for all people regardless of gender or race. their race, religion or political beliefs. “
Lifetime #Republican Les Otten for Midnight First Voting at Dixville Notch for #Democrat @JoeBiden #ElectionDay # Election2020 #NHpolitics # pic.twitter.com/YakXzDMytr
– Dixville Vote (@DixvilleVote) November 2, 2020
Tom Tillotson, who runs the town at Dixville Notch, told The Associated Press that it was difficult to adapt to the presence of traditional media and the spread of food to the crowd observing elections due to the pandemic. coronavirus.
The Dixville Notch event started in November 1960 and crossed a historic milestone in 2020.
“Sixty years – and unfortunately, we can’t celebrate it,” he said.
Early morning voting also takes place in the primary elections. In February, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg won the Dixville Notch in the Democratic primary.
Other New Hampshire towns also participate in traditional early voting. President TrumpDonald John TrumpJudge allows the Trump police department to publish the report but with Lady Gaga denying responsibility at the Biden rally: Trump ‘believes his popularity gives him the right to take’ the Pelosi woman said that Ha the House is ready to decide the president if the election results are contested MORE won 16 votes compared to 5 by Biden on Tuesday morning at nearby Millsfield.
A third New Hampshire community, Hart’s Location, suspended the tradition of midnight voting in this election because of concerns related to coronavirus. Instead, voters will need to cast their ballots during the day from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Midnight elections do cyclical national news, but the results do not predict the final winner in New Hampshire or the country that CNN noted. Dixville Notch in 2016 voted for the then Democratic candidate Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham Clinton On Money: Trump wins Farmer’s Poll despite Stopped Trade Policy, Pandemic | Pelosi says Democrats will follow up on aid for ObamaCare, COVID-19 next year | Dow closes more than 400 points higher on Election Day Poll shows Biden has an advantage over Trump in key states GOP Senate campaign chairman: ‘Clear path’ to keep a Senate majority MORE.