Romney, Huntsman tie in N.H. early vote enclave

Donna Kaye Erwin looks at the totals for the first-in-the-nation presidential primary, at The Balsams Grand Resort, Jan. 10, 2012, in Dixville, N.H. AP

DIXVILLE NOTCH, New Hampshire - Republicans Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman are tied in results from the tiny New Hampshire village famed for casting the first ballots in the nation's first presidential primary.

Nine ballots were cast in New Hampshire's Dixville Notch just after midnight.

Romney and Huntsman received two votes each. Coming in second with one vote apiece were Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul.

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For the Democrats, President Obama received three votes.

The nine residents who cast their ballots include three registered Republicans and two registered Democrats. Four other voters haven't declared a party.

Dixville Notch is an unincorporated village in northern New Hampshire just below the Canadian border. The town clerk, Rick Erwin, says that the nine registered voters make up the entire Dixville Notch population.

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