#AmericaDecides: Obama, Romney get 5 votes each as first ballots are cast in US presidential election

by Isi Esene

The neck-to-neck struggle for supremacy in the US presidential election continues with both Barack Obama and his Republican challenger Mitt Romney getting five votes each in the tiny New Hampshire town of Dixville Notch.

This was the time in history that the first in the nation votes are resulting in a tie which gives a view of what is to be expected in one of the most keenly contested presidential elections in recent history.

The town boasts the first vote in US elections, but is seen as more of a curiosity than a national bellwether.

Obama’s campaign deployed former president Bill Clinton to Pennsylvania, ostensibly a safe Democratic state but one which has seen a late run by Romney – evidence, according to Obama’s team, of desperation.

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