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The very first Election Day results are in: Dixville Notch, N.H., votes

Dixville Notche's first voter Clay Smith drops his ballot into the box as moderator Tom Tillotson watches Tuesday in Dixville Notch, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

The very first votes of Election Day have been cast.

In the tiny New Hampshire town of Dixville Notch, the Democratic candidate earned four votes, followed by Republican nominee Donald Trump, who received two votes, Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson with one vote and even one write-in for 2012 Republican nominee Mitt Romney. All eight votes were counted in less than one minute.

Seven of the votes were cast in person and one was absentee. Six of the voters were men and two were women.

According to the RealClearPolitics average, Clinton holds only a 0.3 percent lead over Trump in New Hampshire.

And as for the Senate race, incumbent Sen. Kelly Ayotte, a Republican, and Gov. Maggie Hassan, a Democrat, were tied, each women getting four votes.

Midnight voting is a long-celebrated political tradition in the United States. A New Hampshire state law allows small towns of less than 100 voters to count its ballots right at the stroke of midnight, right after all eligible residents have voted.

In the primary, Clinton received zero votes in Dixville Notch, losing out to Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who received four votes. On the Republican side, Ohio Gov. John Kasich won with three votes, followed by Trump, who earned two.

There were two other locations that voted at midnight in New Hampshire. In Millsfield, Trump won handily, earning 16 votes to Clinton's four and in Hart's Location, Clinton eked out a victory, garnering 17 votes to Trump's 14.

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