Dixville Notch is first to the polls in US Election

By Jack Cozens and Joe Nerssessian

The small New Hampshire town of Dixville Notch has had its say in the 2012 US Presidential Election.

In a tradition that started in 1960, all the eligible voters – of which there are 10 – gathered at midnight to cast their vote.

The vote – which took just 43 seconds to complete, ended in the two Presidential candidates tied at five votes each.

This is the first time a split has been recorded in the town.

As is custom, the results from the ballot were broadcast around the country in the build up to the final day of voting.

Whilst the town’s voting patterns are not usually indicative of the national result, the split highlights a common theme predicted across much of America in this year’s race, with many polls showing a tight fight for Office.

The Real Clear Politics (RCP) aggregate of polls taken between Oct. 29 and Nov. 4 shows Obama to hold a lead of 48.8 to Romney’s 48.1 – a mere 0.7 difference.

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