Bernie Sanders has won the New Hampshire primary, reports the AP, Politico, CNN, and the Washington Post. The final tally isn't yet in, but it appears Pete Buttigieg will finish in a close second and Amy Klobuchar a strong third. Elizabeth Warren and Joe Biden trailed that trio by quite a bit. "This victory here is the beginning of the end for Donald Trump," Sanders told his supporters. Meanwhile, tech entrepreneur Andrew Yang and Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet have dropped from the race. With 93% of results in, CNN has the percentages as:
- Sanders, 26%
- Buttigieg, 24.4%
- Klobuchar, 19.8%
- Warren, 9.3%
- Biden, 8.4%.
- Sanders (who also won New Hampshire in 2016) and Buttigieg had been 1-2 in the final polls. The bigger question was who would finish third, and Klobuchar's campaign should get a boost out of the night's results. "We have beaten the odds every step of the way," she told supporters, reports the Wall Street Journal.
- Warren and Biden, however, will have serious assessments to make, given that neither will hit the 15% threshold necessary to earn national delegates. Still, both told their supporters Tuesday night that they are very much still in the race. "I am here to get big things done," said Warren, reports CNN. "We're just getting started," said Biden, per NPR.
- Addressing his own jubilant supporters, Buttigieg declared, “Now our campaign moves on to Nevada and South Carolina and across the country, and we will welcome new allies to our movement at every step," per the AP.
- On the Republican side of things, President Trump cruised to victory as expected. He had 84% in early returns, ahead of Bill Weld (10%), and "Others" with the remainder.
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