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Joe Biden won the first result of the election — in a tiny township

Joe Biden took all five votes in the first announced results on Election Day

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A man tallies the votes from the five ballots cast just after midnight, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in Dixville Notch, N.H. Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden received all five votes.

A man tallies the votes from the five ballots cast just after midnight, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in Dixville Notch, N.H. Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden received all five votes.

Scott Eisen, Associated Press

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden snagged all five votes in the tiny township of Dixville Notch, New Hampshire.

  • The location is among the first places in the United States to announce its results every year.

The voting process is a little different than normal. All eligible voters will go into a “ballot room” where they will cast their secret ballots once polls open at midnight, CNN reports.

  • Votes are then tallied and results announced.
  • The announcement often comes hours before anywhere else in the country announces a decision.

The town is “a favored spot for reporters and observers eager for any hints of what is to come on Election Day,” according to CNN.

Flashback:

In 2016, the results were a little different. Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton won four of the votes, then-candidate Donald Trump earned two votes and Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson got one vote in 2016, as I wrote about for Deseret News.

Funny, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney won one vote during the 2016 election at the location.