Bernie Sanders claims victory in New Hampshire as Buttigieg trails closely behind
MANCHESTER, N.H.—Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders claimed victory on Tuesday night in New Hampshire with 25.9% of the vote in the first-in-the-nation primary.
Former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg trailed close behind Sanders with 24.5% of the vote followed by Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar with 19.8%.
Sanders and Buttigieg each earned themselves nine delegates. Klobuchar earned six.
In fourth and fifth place respectively, Senator Elizabeth Warren and former Vice President Joe Biden did not receive any delegates.
During his speech in front of about 1,200 people at Nashua Community College on Tuesday night, Buttigieg congratulated his competitors and looked ahead to the coming primaries in Nevada and South Carolina.
“So as we take this campaign to the rest of the country, let's welcome that debate. Let's have that debate. Let's debate what the best way forward is-- the best way to earn the White House and the best way to unify this country. And the answers-- they lie in a vision that brings Americans together-- not only in the knowledge of what we must stand against but in the confidence of knowing what we are for,” Buttigieg said.
Some candidates chose to end their campaigns on Tuesday night as results rolled in. Entrepreneur Andrew Yang and Senator Michael Bennet have both ended their bids for the presidency.