Residents of the tiny northeastern town of Dixville Notch cast the first ballots of the White House race on Tuesday, with Barack Obama and Mitt Romney each receiving five votes.
A man casts his ballot inside a polling station just after midnight on November 6, in Dixville Notch, New Hampshire. The first ballots of the 2012 White House race were cast in the tiny New Hampshire town Tuesday, with Barack Obama and Mitt Romney each receiving five votes. The town boasts the first vote in US elections, but is seen as more of a curiosity than a national bellwether
The first-in-the-nation vote, held shortly after midnight, was tied for the first time in its history, another indication of the knife's edge separating the two candidates in a race that should be decided by the end of the day.
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