Clinton wins early vote in tiny New Hampshire town

In this July 28, 2016, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton gives her thumbs up as she appears on stage during the final day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Every presidential race has its big moments. This one, more than most. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, file)
In this July 28, 2016, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton gives her thumbs up as she appears on stage during the final day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Every presidential race has its big moments. This one, more than most. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, file)

DIXVILLE, N.H. (AP) — Hillary Clinton is off to a very early lead in the 2016 presidential election, winning over the voters of Dixville, New Hampshire, by a 4-2 margin over Donald Trump.

Polls in the tiny New Hampshire towns of Dixville, Hart’s Location and Millsfield opened just after midnight Tuesday and closed as soon as everyone had voted. These die-hard voters are proud to have the first word on the big vote.

While Clinton won half the Dixville votes, Libertarian Gary Johnson took one and 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney got a write-in vote.

Under New Hampshire state law, communities with fewer than 100 voters can get permission to open their polls at midnight and close them as soon as all registered voters have cast their ballots.