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dixville notch says it's that one!  

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Have you ever in your entire life ever heard of Dixville Notch. Well, until tonight I'd never heard of this little village of about 75 in New Hampshire.

Well, it appears that Dixville's claim to fame is having the honor of casting the first votes for United States presidential elections and the New Hampshire primary. So to continue this president, the 21 eligible voters of Dixville gathered together at midnight to cast their vote for the 2008 Presidential election.

And guess what! BARACK OBAMA WON BY A LANDSLIDE! The final count for Dixville and the first precinct count in America came in at Obama 15 and McCain 6. Now before you start doing too much hooping and hollering over these results, I gotta tell you that although Dixville has not voted for a democratic POTUS candidate since 1968, that Democrat -Hubert H. Humphrey II lost the general election to Richard M. Nixon.

Now, I ain't gon lie, I'm real happy with these first results - but, I'm hoping like hell that history doesn't repeat itself. But, WAIT A MINUTE! OH MY! 1968! The year that Robert F. Kennedy said:

There’s no question about it, in the next 40 years a Negro can achieve the same position that my brother has. Prejudice exists and probably will continue to, but we have tried to make progress and we are making progress. We are not going to accept the status quo.
Well, its 40 years later and there is a "Negro" poised to becoming the 44th President of the United States. Screw history! I'm going with prophecy. Much obliged Dixville Notch for getting the ball rolling!

Obliged to you for hearing me,
and now old SjP ain't got nothin' more to say...


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