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    Bernie Sanders wins New Hempshire | Photo: Bernie Sanders

Published 11 February 2020

Democratic Socialist Senator Bernie Sanders took an early lead in New Hampshire's Democratic presidential primary and kept it, and former front-runner Joe Biden trailed badly in fifth place in the second contest to find a nominee to face Trump in November.

Democratic Socialist Senator Bernie Sanders maintained an early lead to win in New Hampshire's Democratic presidential primary, where former front-runner Joe Biden trailed badly in fifth place in the second contest to find a nominee to face Trump in November.

Pete Buttigieg came in second with 24% of the vote while Amy Klobuchar went into a surprise 3rd place with nearly 20%. Elizabeth Warren and Joe Biden had an almost catastrophic evening that narrows their options to remain competitive. 

 It's noteworthy that only three candidates look like they will leave the state with any of its 24 delegates, which requires crossing a 15% threshold.

In thanking his supporters, Bernie Sanders said, "It is not just about beating Trump; it is about transforming this country," Sanders said as he finished up.

"It's on to Nevada. It's on to South Carolina. It's on to win the Democratic nomination."

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