American elections have largely become mathematical puzzles solved by gerrymandering and money, which has drained the occasion of some of its much-deserved pomp and circumstance.
This is a day we should be celebrating as Americans, not dreading or fretting. We should be taking pride in this right we’ve been given, and basking in the glory of our nation’s ability to provide such liberty.
Take Dixville Notch, New Hampshire, for example: A tiny township where the electorate traditionally gathers at the stroke of midnight on election day to cast their ballots, making them the first precinct in the nation to report their results.
In 2020, the tiny town did something that they hadn’t done in six decades.
Former vice president Joe Biden won all five of the votes cast for president in the tiny New Hampshire township of Dixville Notch, becoming the first candidate to do so in 60 years.
Voters in Dixville Notch traditionally cast their ballots just after midnight and theirs are some of the first cast and counted on Election Day.
All five votes for president went to Biden, but voters were split when choosing candidates for the House and Senate, although the Democratic candidates still prevailed.
The last time that Dixville Notch voters all agreed on a Presidential candidate, it was when Richard Nixon was elected.
Of course, there is no pattern of these voters having some insight as to how the election itself will pan out, with statisticians finding no real correlation between the views of Dixville dwellers and the opinions of the nation at large.
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