And away we go!

In a sign that the 2012 presidential election is likely to be a close race, President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney each received 5 votes in the town of Dixville Notch, NH. The votes are the first official votes tallied in the 2012 Presidential race. In 2008, President Obama defeated GOP nominee John McCain 16-5 in Dixville Notch, en route to a convincing electoral win.

Twitchy is fired up and ready to go!


Update: Hart’s Location, NH, reports results of its traditional midnight vote. The tiny hamlet went for Obama big. Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson siphoned off 2 votes: