Voters are out in force today in New Hampshire, starting off bright and early with the first votes cast just after midnight. Recent reports say that there are long lines and high turnout, with citizens feeling both the heat of the campaign and the beautiful weather. Secretary of State Bill Gardner said he expects more than half a million voters to come out today in the highly independent state.
Though polling centers close tonight at 8 pm Eastern, a few results are already coming through. In the earliest towns counted this morning, Obama and McCain garnered the most votes. Clinton came in second for the Democrats and Huckabee for the Republicans. These, however, are small towns with few votes cast–the real stuff won’t be revealed until later.
Stay tuned tonight for the final results of the state as Civic Alert does it’s second live blog. Until then, you can keep up to date on the progress at the CNN Election Center.
Record N.H. Turnout Is Predicted -[New York Times]