N.H. Primary Night Blog: Sanders Beats Buttigieg; Klobuchar Surges To Third
It's Primary Night in New Hampshire, and we'll be covering it live on this blog, and on NHPR's airwaves. Click the gallery above to see photos from NHPR's reporters and producers in the field.
Click here for our live blog coverage from earlier Tuesday. Have questions about how the primary process works in New Hampshire? Click here for our voter's guide. Click here for all of our previous coverage of the primary.
Primary Night live blog
Bernie Sanders has won his second consecutive New Hampshire Democratic primary. With 83% of precincts reporting, the Associated Press has called the race for the senator from Vermont, who kept a steady lead of several thousand votes over second place finisher Pete Buttigieg throughout the evening.
Sen. Amy Klobuchar also had a strong result, finishing third with approximately 20% of the vote.
Bernie Sanders is at the podium at his campaign headquarters in Manchester.
"Thank you, New Hampshire," Sanders says. "Thank you to the people of New Hampshire for a great victory tonight."
Pete Buttigieg is speaking to his supporters in Nashua, thanking voters for backing him. With 74% of precincts reporting, Buttigieg stands solidly in second place behind Vt. Sen. Bernie Sanders.
Buttigieg: When people of color fear for their own place in their own country, while infants are torn from their parents at the border, we must get this right— Lauren Chooljian (@laurenchooljian) February 12, 2020
Amy Klobuchar is addressing the crowd at her campaign headquarters in Concord. Currently in third place with 47% reporting, Klobuchar says, "I can not wait to bring our green bus around the country. I can not wait to win the nomination."
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NHPR's Lauren Chooljian is at Pete Buttigieg's headquarters in Nashua, where supporters await returns. Buttigieg currently holds second place behind Bernie Sanders, with 36% of precincts reporting. Click here for real-time election results.
Joe and Jill Biden address his supporters in Nashua via livestream from South Carolina.
Tulsi Gabbard, who campaigned almost daily in New Hampshire over the past three months, finished in the single digits in the Democratic presidential primary.
But at a post-election party at a Manchester bar Tuesday night, Gabbard said she's in the campaign for the long haul.
- Sara Ernst
Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet has dropped out of the 2020 presidential race. Click here for more.
Former Trump campaign chair Corey Lewandowski rallies Republicans gathered in Bedford to celebrate President Trump's victory in the New Hamphire Republican presidential primary. Photo by Dan Tuohy.
Elizabeth Warren is addressing her supporters at her Primary Night camp in Manchester.
Former New Hampshire Governor John Lynch endorsed Joe Biden in the primary. Producer Maureen Maureen McMurray talks with Lynch at Biden's Nashua headquarters.
The Associated Press is calling the Republican primary in New Hampshire for President Donald Trump. With just 12% of precincts reporting, Trump already had more than 80% of the vote.
Andrew Yang is ending his bid in the 2020 presidential contest. Click here for more.
yang announces he's suspending his campaign but says this is only the beginning. "this movement has outlasted senators, governors, members of congress to become the most exciting force in this race." says he'll support the eventual dem nominee #NHPolitics https://t.co/ie4tOMmMqF— Annie Ropeik (@aropeik) February 12, 2020
NHPR's Annie Ropeik is with the Yang campaign at the Puritan Backroom restaurant in Manchester. She spoke with Lisa Klaud, a voter from Hooksett (on the left).
"I voted for Andrew Yang because I want to see him in our government in some capacity," Klaud said. "We need his ideas."
Results are beginning to roll in as polls around the state are closing. Some town's polls are open until 8 p.m. For real-time results, click here.
NHPR's senior political reporter Josh Rogers is reporting from Joe Biden's camp in Nashua. Biden left the state today, and will be speaking to supporters after results come in via livestream.
At Amy Klobuchar's headquarters in Concord, supporter Margo Burns (left) opened up her Facebook today and saw that one year ago, she made a post supporting Klobuchar. She's stuck with her ever since, she says.
Susan Hoyt (right) says Klobuchar is a candidate she can identify with.
- Daniela Allee
i'm at @AndrewYang's primary night party in manchester for @nhpr. here's surrogate @marchandsteve talking to @WMUR9's @MikeCroninWMUR while yang gangers cheer every time CNN puts their candidate's name on screen. #nhpolitics #NewHampshirePrimary pic.twitter.com/rgBssSs1OU— Annie Ropeik (@aropeik) February 12, 2020
With just over an hour until the final polls close in New Hampshire, candidates and their supporters are gathering at headquarters around the Granite State. NHPR's news team is in the field, and we'll be posting updates from the camps throughout the evening.