Trump, Clinton split early votes in tiny New Hampshire towns

DIXVILLE NOTCH, NH (WHDH) – Donald Trump is off to an early lead in the 2016 presidential election, winning over the voters of three precincts in New Hampshire by a 32-25 margin over Hillary Clinton.

The very first votes in the country have been cast in several small New Hampshire towns, where candidates campaigned intensely in days leading up to the campaign.

Dozens took to the towns’ polls after midnight in the battleground state, giving Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump the early lead.

In Dixville Notch, New Hampshire, the breakdown very early Tuesday morning gave Trump 32 votes, Democrat Hillary Clinton 25 and Libertarian Gary Johnson four.

Clinton won more votes in Dixville and Hart’s Location, but Trump was the overwhelming favorite in Millsfield, with a 16-4 edge.

Trump’s 12-point victory in Millsfield helped push him ahead in the early morning hours.

Libertarian Gary Johnson picked up three votes. Bernie Sanders, John Kasich and 2012 Republican presidential nominee and former Mass. Governor Mitt Romney got write-in votes.

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.

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