Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) won the 2020 New Hampshire presidential primary with 25.7% of the vote on Tuesday with 87% of the votes reporting so far early Wednesday morning.
“We just won the New Hampshire primary. What we have done together here is nothing short of the beginning of a political revolution,” the 78-year-old socialist tweeted.
Peter Buttigieg followed closely behind Sanders with 24.4% of the vote. Both men tied in New Hampshire delegates at 9 each.
“Tonight was phenomenal for our campaign,” Buttigieg tweeted. “We have defied expectations and shown that we are here to stay—and are full steam ahead toward Nevada, South Carolina, and beyond.”
Amy Klobuchar made a surprisingly strong third-place finish with 19.8% of the votes which earned her 6 delegates from the Granite State.
Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) came in at a distant fourth with 9.3% followed by establishment favorite Senator Joe Biden (D-DE) at 8.4%.
“We’re staying in this fight for the people who are counting on us,” tweeted Warren. “Tomorrow morning, we’ll wake up and fight twice as hard—together.”
Biden, who polls stronger among minority voters, made the following statement Tuesday night after his crushing defeats in predominately white Iowa and New Hampshire.
“99.9% — that’s the percentage of African-American voters who have not yet had a chance to vote in this nomination process. You cannot and should not win the Democratic nomination for President without the support of black and brown voters.”
New Hampshire marked the end of the election road for Andrew Yang who announced that he is dropping out of the Democratic presidential primary race.
“Thank you @AndrewYang for running an issue-focused campaign and working to bring new voters into the political process,” tweeted Sanders.
“I look forward to working together to defeat the corruption and bigotry of Donald Trump.
Thank you @AndrewYang for running an issue-focused campaign and working to bring new voters into the political process. I look forward to working together to defeat the corruption and bigotry of Donald Trump.
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) February 12, 2020