Last night, Dixville Notch, the miniscule New Hampshire town that votes each election at midnight Eastern time, shows just how close the 2012 presidential election stands. For the first time in the town’s history, the presidential tally was tied with five votes for the Obama/Biden ticket and five votes for the Romney Ryan ticket.
While the 2012 results were close, the results represent a cooling of feeling toward President Obama, who won the small town handily in 2008 with 15 out of 21 votes cast. Dixville Notch may not be a bellweather for the overall election, but it is symbolic of an erosion of the overwhelming support President Obama experienced in 2008. The rest of the nation will see if this is a growing trend tonight.