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Trump off to very early lead after small NH towns finish voting
Donald Trump is off to an early lead in the 2016 presidential election, winning over the voters of three New Hampshire precincts early Tuesday morning, 32-25 over Hillary Clinton.
Polls opened and shut in the tiny hamlets of Dixville Notch,Hart’s Location and Mills field just after midnight Tuesday. 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.
Clinton won more votes in Dixville Notch and Hart’s Location, but Trump was the overwhelming favorite in Millsfield, with a 16-4 advantage.
Libertarian Gary Johnson picked up three votes. Bernie Sanders, John Kasich and 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney got write-in votes.