MANCHESTER, New Hampshire — The first votes of the New Hampshire primary and the top Democratic vote-getter isn’t even competing in the contest.
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg won Dixville Notch’s midnight tally as a write-in candidate with three votes, including one from a Republican.
The other two voters in the tiny outpost, about 20 miles south of the Canadian border, split their support between Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, 78, and South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, 38.
Dixville Notch, along with Hart’s Location and Millsfield in New Hampshire’s North Country, traditionally vote at the stroke of midnight. Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar, 59, won both Hart’s Location and Millsfield with six votes and two votes, respectively.