Dixville Notch Chooses Sanders, Kasich

Published 02/09 2016 06:53AM

Updated 02/09 2016 06:53AM

Dixville Notch voters were among the first voters in the First in the Nation New Hampshire Primary. Those 9 voters selected Bernie Sanders and John Kasich at midnight. Four votes for Sanders, three for Kasich and two for Donald Trump.

It's a primary tradition important to the people of Dixville Notch.

"It's important to us because it is the starting of the process. We have been the focal point because, probably two reasons," said town moderator, Tom Tillotson. "We have been the most consistent doing it and because of the hotel, we have the communications and infrastructure that allows it."

Tillotson says he hasn't missed a midnight vote since his father began the tradition at Balsams Resort in 1960.

This year 8 voters were present with 1 absentee ballot cast.


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