Sen. Bernie Sanders wins New Hampshire primary

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CONCORD, N.H. (WFLA) – It was a close race in New Hampshire on Tuesday night for the state’s Democratic primary.

Polls started closing at 7 p.m. ET and were completely closed by 8 p.m. in the first-in-the-nation primary. After last week’s disastrous Iowa caucuses, Democrats were hoping for more clarity when it came to results in New Hampshire.

Bernie Sanders narrowly finished first, edging out rival Pete Buttigieg with 25.9% of the vote and 97% of precincts reporting, according to CNN.

The former South Bend mayor trailed closely behind with 24.4% of the vote.

Sen. Amy Klobuchar gained ground in New Hampshire, outpacing Sen. Elizabeth Warren and finishing third with 19.8% of the vote. Warren came in fourth with 9.3% of the vote.

Vice President Joe Biden limped to a disappointing fourth with 8.4% of the votes, the worst finish for a former or current vice president campaigning in the New Hampshire primary, according to CNN.

Biden and Warren will not pick up delegates in New Hampshire. Candidates in the state have to meet a threshold of 15% to win delegates, NBC News reported.

After Biden, Tom Steyer has 3.6%of the vote.

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is just behind him with 3.3%.

Two candidates dropped out as results were coming in.

The first was Andrew Yang, the 45-year-old entrepreneur who became one of the breakout stars of the race.

Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet wasn’t far behind Yang, dropping his long-shot bid.

Meanwhile, President Donald Trump cruised to an easy victory in the state’s Republican primary. He was up against former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld.

He took a jab at Sen. Warren on Twitter saying she was “having a really bad night.”

“I think she is sending signals that she wants out,” he said.

The president later tweeted about “Crazy Bernie,” saying “Bootedgeedge (Buttigieg)” was giving him a “run for his money.”

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April 24 2021 08:00 am

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