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Donald Trump will head into the Republican National Convention with at least 11 of the delegates from New Hampshire’s Republican State Committee, the state party announced Monday.

 We know Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders swept the New Hampshire primary — but where, exactly, did the two candidates see their biggest victories?

Using results compiled by the Associated Press, NHPR put together a town-by-town map of Tuesday’s primary results.

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  The campaign signs are being folded up. The candidates have flown on to the next nominating states or, in some cases, are heading home to reevaluate whether to call it quits.

The final results are still trickling in, and the outcome of last night’s New Hampshire primary will likely be dissected for weeks — maybe months — to come.

For now, here’s some of the takeaways, based on NHPR’s coverage throughout primary day.

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All day, New Hampshire Public Radio reporters have been visiting polling locations across the state — and we’ll continue to have live updates from a number of campaigns’ events as the results start to trickle in.

Whether you’re a native Granite Stater looking for updates on your fellow voters or tuning in from out-of-state, NHPR’s got you covered.

Here's a rundown of the best features our team put together to guide you through the final hours of the primary.

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We’re less than 24 hours away from the polls opening in New Hampshire.

For voters, that means less than 24 hours to arrive at any final decisions on which candidate to support — or even which primary to participate in. For candidates and political observers, that means less than 24 hours to get in their final pitches and then watching closely — especially in a handful of critical areas — for early predictions of who might emerge as the winners.

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  Pundits are already picking over who came out on top in last night’s Democratic primary town hall with Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton in Derry — but, judging by the initial reactions on social media, the night’s real winners might actually be the voters of New Hampshire.

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We'll be hearing a lot -- a whole lot -- from the folks running for president over the next few days. But here's a crazy notion: How about we listen to some voters?

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After an eventful night in Iowa, the eyes of the political world are turning toward New Hampshire — as have plenty of campaign caravans.

Both party’s fields have narrowed: Democrat Martin O’Malley and Republican Mike Huckabee both dropped out last night amid faltering caucus returns. But the dynamics of both races also remain particularly competitive.

Today’s the day — Iowa residents will caucus starting at 7 p.m., effectively establishing the stakes in New Hampshire and other contests that follow in the race to the White House.

Or, as Face The Nation’s John Dickerson put it over the weekend:

 Things might be relatively quiet on the New Hampshire campaign trail right now, but there’s still plenty of activity: staffers rounding up volunteers for canvassing and phone calls; campaign flyers stuffed in voters’ mailboxes; ads flooding the airwaves, Facebook and plenty of other places.

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Relatively new voters could play a significant role in this year's New Hampshire presidential primary.

That’s according to a new paper from the University of New Hampshire’s Carsey School of Public Policy, which looks at an influx of new residents and a rising tide of young voters, many of whom weren’t old enough to participate in past presidential primaries.

Newspapers in the two early voting states of Iowa and New Hampshire have been issuing candidate endorsements in an accelerating flurry in recent days. But do those endorsements even matter anymore?


We’re a little more than two weeks from the New Hampshire primary — and, as you might expect, we’re in for another busy weekend on the campaign trail.

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Remember those “mystifying” undeclared voters of New Hampshire everyone keeps talking about?

Well, if the results from a new WBUR poll are any indication, a good portion of this group still hasn’t settled on which party’s primary they’ll participate in – let alone which candidate they’ll end up voting for.

Super PACs are, in some ways, playing a more visible role than ever in this year’s presidential primary — running a large share of the television ads, but also in some cases taking on many of the voter-contact responsibilities usually reserved for a traditional campaign

But it’s not always so easy to see what these groups are doing – or who’s footing the bill. And it’s looking like voters in Iowa and New Hampshire will have to wait until after they head to the polls to find out who’s behind some of the most active super PACs in this year’s primaries.

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The three Democrats running for president faced-off Sunday night for the last time before voters begin to weigh in on the 2016 campaign for the White House. 


The remaining Republican candidates for president — or, most of them, anyway — will meet in South Carolina tonight for the sixth debate of the primary season.

There have been a few notable developments since the last time the candidates debated in December.

Ever wondered who’s responsible for actually setting the stage for a presidential campaign event? Or what those must-visit New Hampshire stops are like on the days when they’re not being used as backdrops for candidate meet-and-greets?

New Hampshire Public Radio has released a new, comprehensive database of New Hampshire election results dating back to 1970, up and down the ballot. Unveiled on the cusp of the state’s First in the Nation Presidential Primary, it's a unique analytic tool to help users understand New Hampshire politics. 

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 With less than a month to go until Primary Day, the Granite State “ground games” of the presidential campaigns are getting more scrutiny than ever — from the media, but also from political leaders.

Still can’t get enough of all things New Hampshire primary? You’re in luck.

Just in time for the final stretch before the first-in-the-nation contest, NHPR’s launching a new podcast — Primarily Politics — a fun round-up of news and other trends from the campaign trail hosted by Brady Carlson. We’ll have a new episode each week leading up to the primary on Feb. 9.

Here’s a taste of what you’ll find in the first installment:

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Dayton Duncan, a veteran of the New Hampshire primary as both a member of the state's press and the political classes, has a friendly reminder to those who’ve been voraciously following the election for the last year or longer: “It’s still early yet.”

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On Thursday morning, The Exchange will sit down for its latest in a series of conversations with presidential candidates — this time with Carly Fiorina, the former Hewlett Packard CEO seeking the Republican nomination. 

Earlier today we looked at New Hampshire's Voter ID law and the possible impacts it may have on the Presidential Primary, early next month.

While the law has been on the books for more than three years, this year's primary will be the first in which the law is in full effect.

Many local election officials, as well as voter rights groups like the ACLU and League of Women Voters, are preparing for that day, when many first-time or infrequent voters come to the polls.

We’re 41 days out from the New Hampshire primary — which means plenty of voters will be moving beyond the window-shopping phase of the campaign and trying to settle, more seriously, on their presidential picks.

Cheryl Senter, NHPR

Joseph McQuaid, publisher of the New Hampshire Union Leader, might’ve kicked the proverbial hornet’s nest when he penned a front-page editorial calling Republican frontrunner Donald Trump “a crude blowhard with no clear political philosophy.” But the newspaperman was simply continuing his outlet’s long-running tradition of cutting presidential candidates down to size. 

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You’d be hard-pressed to find a political animal as mystifying, misunderstood and over-analyzed as the so-called “independent” voter of New Hampshire.

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It’s probably a safe bet that Gov. Maggie Hassan and Sen. Kelly Ayotte are paying close attention to who’s in front of the pack for their respective party’s presidential primary — and for good reason.

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The presidential primary trail is taking a rare detour through New Hampshire’s North Country this week.

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Republican Lindsey Graham ended his presidential bid today.

The South Carolina senator was a frequent and vigorous campaigner in New Hampshire, but his effort did little to help him break through in a crowded field. He failed to poll much higher than 1 percent in the state, and had little on the ground support or big name endorsements.