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Sunday 4 December 2016

Hillary Clinton notches up early election win in tiny New Hampshire town

Published 08/11/2016 | 05:36

Tom Tillitson arrives with ballots as voters in Dixville Notch get ready to cast their votes at midnight (AP)
Tom Tillitson arrives with ballots as voters in Dixville Notch get ready to cast their votes at midnight (AP)

Hillary Clinton is off to a very early lead in the 2016 presidential election, winning over the voters of Dixville Notch, New Hampshire, by a 4-2 margin over Donald Trump.

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Polls in the tiny New Hampshire towns of Dixville, Hart's Location and Millsfield opened just after midnight on Tuesday and closed as soon as everyone had voted. These die-hard voters are proud to have the first word on the big vote.

While Mrs Clinton won half the Dixville votes, Libertarian Gary Johnson took one and 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney got a write-in vote.

Under New Hampshire state law, communities with fewer than 100 voters can get permission to open their polls at midnight and close them as soon as all registered voters have cast their ballots.

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