The Beginning of a Landslide in Dixville Notch

Dixville Notch, New Hampshire has not voted Democratic since going for Hubert Humphrey over Richard Nixon in 1968. The votes are now in, with Obama winning by a landslide, beating John McCain 15 to 6. George Bush has won the town in landslides in both 2000 (beating Al Gore 21 to 5) and 2004 (beating John Kerry 19 to 6). Both Obama and McCain won their party’s primaries in Dixville Notch.

Dixville Notch has hardly been a bellwhether town, but perhaps it is meaningful that a rural area, not considered Obama’s strongest type of area, has switched from being strongly Republican in the last two elections to strongly Democratic this year.

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