BERNIE Sanders is main the way in which in a good race with Pete Buttigieg within the New Hampshire major tonight – with Joe Biden persevering with to lag behind.
Sanders has 27 % of the vote, in comparison with 23 % for Buttigieg. About 36 % precincts are reporting.
Amy Klobuchar is in third place with 20 %, with Elizabeth Warren a distant fourth (10 %) and Biden sagging in fifth (eight %).
Most voting locations closed at eight p.m., and a few shut down one hour earlier.
President Trump chimed in on the Dems’ race with a number of tweets, together with a praise for “Bootedgeedge.”
“Bootedgeedge (Buttigieg) is doing fairly nicely tonight,” Trump wrote.
“Giving Loopy Bernie a run for his cash. Very fascinating.”
The primary major contest comes eight days after the chaos of the Iowa caucuses the place no clear winner was declared.
Sanders and Buttigieg had been the highest two finishers.
Sanders, who represents neighboring Vermont, gained the New Hampshire major simply over Hillary Clinton in 2016.
Warren, who represents the neighboring state of Massachusetts, additionally confronted a key take a look at in at this time’s major, however was unable to succeed in the highest tier of contenders.
Trump couldn’t resist taking a shot at her.
“Elizabeth Warren, generally known as Pocahontas, is having a very dangerous night time,” he tweeted.
“I feel she is sending alerts that she desires out. Calling for unity is her means of getting there, going house, and having a ‘good chilly beer’ along with her husband!”
The sector of Democrats now options 9 candidates battling for a chance to sq. off in opposition to Trump in November.
“I hear loads of Republicans tomorrow will vote for the weakest candidate attainable of the Democrats,” Trump stated yesterday.
“My solely downside is I’m attempting to determine who’s their weakest candidate. I feel they’re all weak.”
Trump additionally ripped Michael Bloomberg, who’s surging in some nationwide polls however was not on the poll in New Hampshire.
“A really dangerous night time for Mini Mike,” Trump tweeted tonight, apparently alluding to the write-in votes that Bloomberg obtained.
Biden traveled from New Hampshire to South Carolina at this time earlier than all of the votes had been even counted, primarily ceding the first.
He had completed a distant fourth in Iowa.
“No matter what occurs on Tuesday, we plan to maneuver ahead,” Biden advisor Symone Sanders stated.
Andrew Yang, one other fading candidate, stated at this time that he was suspending his White Home bid.
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“I’m the mathematics man, and it’s clear to me from the numbers that we’re not going to win this race,” Yang informed his supporters.
His departure from the race didn’t come lengthy earlier than Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet additionally dropped out.
In wake of the Iowa confusion, a ballot discovered that solely 14 % of New Hampshire Democrats stated they had been “very assured” within the course of that selects a nominee, and 42 % had been “not assured.”
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