Sanders, Trump win New Hampshire presidential primaries

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.) won the Democratic presidential primary in New Hampshire on Tuesday night. With 93% of precincts reporting, Sanders led former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg by 1.6%. Both are projected to win 9 pledged delegates. Sanders also won the New Hampshire primary in 2016.

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (Minn.) was the only other candidate to cross the 15% viability threshold, receiving 19.9% of the vote. She is projected to receive 6 pledged delegates. No other candidate earned double-digit support in the state.

Coming out of Iowa and New Hampshire without any delegates, Sen. Michael Bennet (Colo.) and entrepreneur Andrew Yang both ended their presidential campaigns on Tuesday night. Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick will reportedly also withdraw from the race on Wednesday morning.

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

In the Republican primary, President Donald Trump won with 85.6% support. He is projected to earn at least 20 of the state’s 22 delegates. Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld came in second with 9.2%.

The next primary event is in Nevada on Feb. 22. Early voting begins on Saturday.

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