U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT), has won the New Hampshire Democrat Primary with 26% of the vote. With nearly all results reporting, Mayor Pete Buttigieg was nipping at Sanders’ heels with 24.4%. Fresh off of what was widely received as a commanding performance in the New Hampshire debate, Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) came in with a surprisingly strong third place with 19.8% of the vote.
Coming in fourth was Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) with 9.3%, and in what can only be called an extraordinarily weak performance, former Vice President Joe Biden came in fifth place with 8.4% of the vote.
Candidates Tom Steyer and Tulsi Gabbard both received less than 4% support.
Following the results, candidates Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) and entrepreneur Andrew Yang both dropped out of the race.
In order to win the Democrat nomination for president, a candidate must receive 1,991 delegates to the Democrat National Convention. From the New Hampshire results, both Sanders and Buttigieg are projected to receive 9 delegates to the convention. Klobuchar is expected to receive 6 delegates to the convention.
New Hampshire holds the first in the nation primary following the Iowa caucus on February 3. The next elections include the Nevada Caucus on Saturday, February 22 and the South Carolina Primary on Saturday, February 29.
States around the nation will continue holding primaries through the month of June. The nation’s two political parties will hold their national conventions this summer. The Democrat National Convention will be held July 13-16 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and the Republican National Convention will be held from August 24-27 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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