Published: Thu, February 13, 2020
Medical | By Mark Scott

Bernie Sanders wins N.H.; Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar in top 3

Bernie Sanders wins N.H.; Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar in top 3

The New Hampshire Democratic primary revealed a mountainous ideological divide among Democrats, as voters try to identify which candidate will be most effective in challenging President Donald Trump in November's general election.

But a Vox.com article published earlier in the day seemed prescient in hindsight.

A couple of fringe candidates, businessman Andrew Yang and Sen. A Biden Presidency isn't impossible, but SC is crucial to Biden's campaign, he said.

Biden, President Barack Obama's vice president for both terms, had been hoping to get a substantial boost in February 29's SC primary from black voters.

The former vice president's poor showing in New Hampshire came a week after Iowa caucus-goers gave him less than 15% of the vote, finishing in fourth place. Biden performed so poorly in New Hampshire, that the former vice president didn't even emerge from the primary with a single delegate moving on to Nevada and SC. The MSNBC host spent her morning asking New Hampshire residents who they voted for and why.

But with five candidates - Sanders, Biden, Bloomberg, Warren and Buttigieg, in order - all still polling in double digits nationally, there's a strong chance that the race for delegates could run its course without a conclusion - with none of the candidates amassing the 1,991 delegates necessary to win the nomination on the first ballot of the Democratic National Convention.

With 84 percent of precincts in, Sanders is leading with 26 percent of the vote followed by former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg who has 24.3 percent, according to data released by CNN Tuesday. "We're going to win those states as well".

FILE - Democratic presidential candidate Sen. "Not half the nation, not a quarter of the nation.African American voters know him, they have a sense of who he is".

The 59-year-old used her late-2019 surge in fundraising to blanket Iowa with staff and traveled to each of the state's 99 counties, an expensive and exhausting bet that paid off by raising her into the top tier of finishers, her one delegate and fifth place win enough to propel her campaign forward into New Hampshire. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minnesota) are also hoping for a better result than in Iowa. Klobuchar walks away from New Hampshire with six delegates while Sanders and Buttigieg both get nine. "He's doing stuff we don't talk about, he appeals to young people, people of color, he's got an army of donors".

"I took a hit in Iowa, and I'll probably take a hit here", Biden said on stage. "We have beaten the odds every step of the way - with our merits, ideas and hard work", Klobuchar tweeted.

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