Kasich, Sanders Win Midnight Vote in New Hampshire

by | February 9, 2016 AT 1:00 PM

By Kurtis Lee

Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont prevailed in an early test of the New Hampshire primary, with a quaint town's nine voters casting the state's first-in-the-nation ballots at midnight Monday.

On the Republican side, Kasich outpaced Donald Trump 3-2 in Dixville Notch. The four Democratic voters unanimously chose Sanders over Hillary Clinton.

Nearby Millsfield and Hart's Location, in the central part of the state, also hold midnight balloting.

Dixville Notch has the most storied tradition.

Since 1960, voters have cast ballots inside a tiny room at the Balsams Resort. The town is located along Route 26 in the northern part of the state and is 10 miles from both the Vermont and Canadian borders.

Towns with fewer than 100 people are permitted to vote at midnight, according to New Hampshire election laws.

While many presidential candidates hold rallies and town halls in major cities such as Manchester and Nashua, only Kasich made a campaign appearance in Dixville Notch this cycle.

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