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Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders

Donald Trump

Donald Trump

NH VoteConcord, N.H. — With 89% of the vote in, Democrat Bernie Sanders and Republican Donald Trump were the obvious winners in Tuesday’s primary election in New Hampshire.
Sanders received 59.6% of the vote while Hillary Clinton received 38.7%, Sanders gets 13 delegates, and Clinton gets nine.
Trump received 35.1% of the Republican vote. Ohio Gov. John Kasich, a “moderate” who has heavily criticized Trump, placed second on the Republican side with 15.9%. U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, with 11.6%, and Jeb Bush, with 11.1%, were in a close race for third. Trump gets 10 delegates, Kasich gets three. Cruz and Bush each get two.
Sen. Marco Rubio was totaling 10.6%. Both New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, with 7.6%, and Dr. Ben Carson, with 2.3%, had hoped to do better, but both plan to stay in the presidential race for the time being. Carly Fiorina received 4.2%. Rand Paul got 0.7%, and Mike Huckabee got 0.1%.
Hillary Clinton told her supporters, “I want to say I still love New Hampshire and I always will. . . . Now, we take this campaign to the entire country. We’re going to fight for every vote in every state. We’re going to fight for real solutions that make a real difference in people’s lives.” She went on to outline her position on various issues.
Sanders, after Hillary Clinton speech, declared the “beginning of a political revolution” He credited “a ‘yuge’ voter turnout” for his victory.
He told his supporters, “I hope that in the days ahead, we can continue to wage a strong issue-oriented campaign and bring new people into the political process. . . . we will need to come together in a few months to unite this party and this nation because the right-wing Republicans that we oppose must not be allowed to gain the presidency.”
Trump told supporters he is not only “going to make American so great again, maybe greater than ever before. . . . We are going to do something so good, so fast, and so strong. And the world is going to respect us again. Believe me.” He went on to reiterate many of his previously state positions.
Next on the list of contests, Nevada’s caucuses are Feb. 20(D) and Feb. 27(R). South Carolina’s primaries are Feb. 20(R) and Feb. 27(D).
March 1 is “Super Tuesday,” with 15 elections and caucuses, including Arkansas.
Kansas has caucuses March 5. Mississippi has a primary March 8, and Missouri’s presidential primary is March 15.

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