New Hampshire Primary Results


Julia Nall

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Alexis Burch, Writer

The first primary has ended, and the results are in. Only two democratic candidates remain. It has been a divided room for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. In recent days, both campaigns have been firing at one another, hoping to get in any last votes they needed for the Feb. 9 primary. Clinton finished with 38.5%, giving the win to Sanders with 59.9% votes. His victory speech lasted 26 minutes, starting with congratulatory applause for Clinton and her campaign in New Hampshire, and ending on a positive message, claiming that America belongs to “all of us.”

With so many Republican candidates, the results were constantly changing. Ohio Gov. John Kasich began with a two delegate lead on businessman Donald Trump. He did not hold the title for long, finishing in second place with 16.4%. Trump ultimately took the win with 34.4% of the vote. Ted Cruz (11.5%), Jeb Bush (11.2%)  and Marco Rubio (10.5%) were all trailing close behind. The win comes with a few moments’ peace for Trump after Cruz beat him in the Feb. 1 Iowa caucus. Excitement builds for the Feb. 20 caucus in Nevada and South Carolina.

According to “The Big Story” AP Radio News, in total, Clinton has 394 delegate votes while Sanders has 42. Trump currently has 17, Cruz has 10, Rubio has seven, Kasich has four and Bush has three, leaving the race to anyone.