2020 United States presidential election: Trump, Sanders win New Hampshire primaries
Friday, February 14, 2020
On Tuesday, United States Senator Bernie Sanders and President Donald Trump won the Democratic and Republican New Hampshire primaries respectively. The Democratic and Republican parties use the primaries to select their nominees for the 2020 United States presidential election. Both Trump and Sanders also won the primary elections in New Hampshire in 2016.
Sanders, a Senator from Vermont, won the Democratic primary with 25.7% of the vote. Pete Buttigieg, the former mayor of , Indiana, came in second with 24.4% of the vote. Both earned 9 delegates, followed by Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, with 6. None of the other candidates secured delegates, with Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts coming in fourth with 9.2% of the vote.
Following the Democratic primary, three candidates withdrew from the race: Colorado, suspended their campaigns the same day. , the former governor of Massachusetts, ended his on Wednesday morning., an entrepreneur, and , a Senator from
New Hampshire held the campaign season's first round of primary elections, following the first round of caucuses in Iowa on February 3, which Iowa uses instead of primaries. NBC News reported on Sunday the Iowa Democratic Party had finalized the division of the state's 41 pledged delegates: Pete Buttigieg secured the most delegates, at 14, followed by Bernie Sanders, with 12. Elizabeth Warren earned 8 delegates, Joe Biden earned 6, and Amy Klobuchar earned the remaining 1.
In the Republican Iowa caucuses, ABC News reported President Trump is expected to win the eventual nomination, but only secured 39 of the state's 40 delegates. Bill Weld secured the remaining 1.
The Democratic party is scheduled to continue its primary season with the Nevada caucuses on February 22, followed by the South Carolina primary election on February 29. According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, the next Republican primary election or caucus is scheduled for March 3, when both parties are to hold more than a dozen primary elections.
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