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Sanders, Trump Win New Hampshire Presidential Primaries

Bernie Sanders won the Democratic presidential primary in New Hampshire on Tuesday night. With 94% of precincts reporting, Sanders received 26% of the vote, followed by Pete Buttigieg with 24% and Amy Klobuchar with 20%. No other candidate received more than 10% of the vote.

Since Democratic candidates must receive more than 15% of the vote to be considered viable, only the three top finishers will be allocated pledged delegates to the Democratic National Convention. Sanders and Buttigieg are projected to receive nine delegates each. Klobuchar is projected to receive six.

Raw voter turnout in the Democratic primary was projected to be the highest of all New Hampshire Democratic primaries since 2004. The previous record was 285,000 voters in the 2008 primary.

President Donald Trump won the Republican primary with 86% support. He is projected to earn at least 20 of the state’s 22 delegates. Bill Weld came in second with 9% of the vote.

Also, Democratic candidates Andrew Yang and Michael Bennet ended their presidential campaigns. CBS News reported Tuesday night that Deval Patrick (D) will end his presidential campaign Wednesday morning.

The next presidential nominating event is in Nevada, which holds a Democratic caucus on Feb. 22. Beginning in 2008, Nevada has been the first Western state in the presidential election cycle to hold a primary or caucus. Early voting—which will use ranked-choice voting—begins on Saturday. Candidates will participate in the next Democratic debate, also in Nevada, on Feb. 19.

***Report Courtesy of https://ballotpedia.org/Main_Page***

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