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23rd February 2020
WORLD NEWS

Senator Bernie Sanders Wins New Hampshire Primary

Senator Bernie Sanders Wins New Hampshire Primary
Senator Bernie Sanders Wins New Hampshire Primary(Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Democrat Bernie Sanders takes one step ahead of other Democrats candidates in the upcoming U.S Presidential election, as he clinched New Hampshire primary on Tuesday night.

The win on Tuesday now makes him the Democrats front runner and the candidate to likely clinch the Democrats Presidential ticket for the 2020 Presidential election.

He has also once again shown that he is a formidable contender for the Democratic nomination.

Mr Bernie Sanders had about 26 per cent of the vote with 90 per cent of the ballots counted, while former Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Ind., was a close second. Mr Buttigieg split the centrist vote with Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, who surged in New Hampshire to finish in third.

Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Mr Sanders’s progressive rival, finished a distant fourth in her neighbouring state, and in a stinging blow to his candidacy, former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. finished fifth.

The results raised immediate questions about how much longer Mr Biden and Ms Warren, onetime front-runners, could afford to continue their campaigns. Both had already cut back their advertising because of financial strain.

Some 280,000 Democratic voters cast ballots in the Granite State on Tuesday night, delivering 26% to Mr Bernie Sanders.

With more than 90% of the vote counted, Mr Sanders, 78, led Mr Buttigieg, the 38-year-old the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, by only 1.6%, or about 4,300 votes.

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