Obama takes early lead

…and a very small lead at that. In the county of Dixville Notch, New Hampshire polls open on election day at midnight and close one minute later. This year, 21 eligable voters of the 75 person county showed up to cast their ballots and Obama leads with 15 votes to 6 for John McCain. Voter turnout for the county was 100%.

The county however usually has a Republican bias. The people of Dixville Notch picked Republicans in 2004, 2000, 1996, 1992, 1988, 1984, 1980, 1976, and 1972.

Of course, the county is not a representative sample but shows some early good news for Barack Obama.

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Stephen Harper: 1000 days in office

Congratulations to Stephen Harper who today serves his 1000th day in office as Prime Minister of Canada. Recently re-elected to a second minority government, Stephen Harper has the records for both the longest and smallest minority government in Canadian history.

Here’s to the next 1000 days of Prime Minister Stephen Harper.  Well done.