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McCain, Obama jump out in front in early voting

DIXVILLE NOTCH, N.H. (AP) - Residents of two tiny New Hampshire towns stayed up late to give Barack Obama and John McCain early victories in the first presidential primary of 2008.

Voters in the villages of Dixville Notch and Hart's Location cast the initial ballots just after midnight.

In Hart's Location, Democrat Obama received nine votes, Hillary Rodham Clinton received three and John Edwards received one. On the Republican side, McCain received six, Mike Huckabee received five, Ron Paul received four and Mitt Romney one.

In Dixville Notch, on the Republican side, McCain received four votes, Mitt Romney two and Rudy Giuliani one. On the Democratic side, Obama received seven votes, John Edwards two votes and Bill Richardson one vote.

State law allows towns with fewer than 100 people to open at midnight and to close as soon as all registered voters have cast ballots.

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