Bernie Sanders appeared set to win the New Hampshire primary Tuesday night – but not by the convincing margin he had hoped to win next door to his home state, as moderate Pete Buttigieg saw his gap close as the votes were counted. Starting the night with an average of 28 per cent as precincts reported their results, Buttigieg closed the 6 per cent gap and after 10:00 p.m., the candidates were less than two per cent apart. Amy Klobuchar also crept up to third place, around 4 points behind Buttigieg, after a strong debate performance on Friday gave her a last-minute surge in the state. She took the stage at her primary night party when about 50 per cent of precincts reporting, choking up at some point while addressing supporters. Elizabeth Warren falls behind Klobuchar next with Biden leading only Andrew Yang, Tom Steyer, Tulsi Gabbard and Michael Bennet. And Yang and Bennet ended their campaigns Tuesday night amid their poor New Hampshire showing. ‘A lot of Democrat dropouts tonight, very low political I.Q.’ Donald Trump tweeted. Polls showed Biden was in a tough spot and the 77-year-old candidate fled the state for South Carolina, which holds its primary… Read full this story
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