The results come from two cities in New Hampshire where voters vote shortly after midnight on election day.
In Dixville Notch, where a handful of masked residents voted shortly after midnight on Tuesday, all five votes for president went to Joseph R. Biden Jr., the Democratic candidate. He is the first presidential candidate to win the general election in Dixville Notch since the midnight tradition began there in 1960, when Richard M. Nixon won all nine votes over John F. Kennedy.
The other northern New Hampshire town that voted at roughly the same time Tuesday, Millsfield, favored President Trump by 16-5 votes.
A third city, Hart’s location canceled its traditional midnight vote this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. The 48 voters there, like everyone else, have to wait until morning.
Antsy journalists and political guys in these New Hampshire towns often look for clues as to how elections across the country will play out, but they have a spotty track record. While Millsfield voted for Mr. Trump in 2016, Dixville Notch chose Hillary Clinton.
In the Democratic primaries, which also begin in New Hampshire, Dixville Notch cast three of its five votes for Michael R. Bloomberg, former Mayor of New York this year. He suspended his campaign less than a month later.