First Official Election Results Signal a Long and Sleepless Night

For over fifty years, the tiny New Hampshire village of Dixville Notch has been the source of Election Day's first official result, and this year was no different.

The result itself, however, was.

For the first time in Dixville Notch history, the township's registered voters — all ten of them — were split down the middle in their choice for America's next president.

"Considering the way things are polling around the country, we may have been the first tie of the day," town clerk Dick Erwin told CNN. "Keep your eyes on the news reports, because it's going to be a wild ride."

It should be noted that when Dixville Notch picked Obama to win the 2008 election, it was the first time in 40 years the right-leaning village went for a Democrat.

Also, a short hop south of Dixville, in Hart's Location, where the second "first-in-the-nation" ballot casting was being conducted, the results were far more favorable for the incumbent.

There, Obama received 23 votes to Mitt Romney's 9. One resident chose neither, siding instead with Libertarian Gary Johnson.

[photo via AP]