Obama Wins?!?!?! Ok, just Dixville Notch
Well, only in the New Hampshire town of Dixville Notch, but there is some significance here, in that a Democrat hasn’t won this early vote in 40 years.
With 15 votes for Obama and six for McCain reported by broadcasters, the opening of the Dixville Notch polling station Tuesday just after midnight marked the opening of US elections that could put produce the first-ever African-American president.
Does this mean anything? Not necessarily. However, it does show that even Republican-leaning communities have been able to embrace Barack Obama’s candidacy and buck the trend.
Should this early victory make one give up hope? Of course not. However, John McCain will have some tough hurdles ahead over the next 18 hours. But with that being said, by the end of tonight, this will all be over.