2016 NEW HAMPSHIRE PRIMARY RESULTS —
Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump won their respective primaries on Tuesday. John Kasich came in second, followed by Ted Cruz who came in narrowly ahead of Jeb Bush. Marco Rubio finished a disappointing fifth after his disastrously robotic debate performance on Saturday night. And Chris Christie did even worse, placing sixth. He is headed home to New Jersey on Wednesday as is expected to announce he will suspend his campaign.
Here are the latest results as of Wednesday at 12:31 PM EST from the NYT.
You can recap Tuesday night’s primary, with speeches from both the winners and losers included, below.
John Kasich celebrates coming in second in New Hampshire
10:32 PM EST: Watch Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump declare victory.
6:49 PM EST: Bernie Sanders: “We must continue the fight for…gay rights.”
9:43 PM EST: Bernie Sanders: “Together we have sent a message that will echo from Wall Street to Washington.”
9:33 PM EST: Watch Hillary Clinton’s full concession speech here.
9:25 PM EST: John Kasich will finish 2nd in the GOP primary, according to CBS News.
— CBS News (@CBSNews) February 10, 2016
9:19 PM EST: Hillary Clinton makes concession speech, congratulates Bernie Sanders, vows to continue to fight discrimination on the basis of race, sexuality and gender: “LGBT Americans shouldn’t be fired for who they are or who they love.”
8:38 PM EST: All major news outlets having called the race for Sanders and Trump, here are the current estimates (via NYT) for the rest of the pack: GOP with 16% reporting, Trump 34.1%, Kasich 16.1%, Bush 11.7%, Cruz 11.5%, Rubio 9.9%…DEMS with 18% reporting, Sanders 57.6%, Clinton 40.4%.
8:00 PM EST: MSNBC reports that Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump have won their respective primaries.
7:54 PM EST: Video of line of cars in Merrimack, New Hampshire.
— CNN (@CNN) February 10, 2016
7:52 PM EST: Still early results via NYT, GOP with 2% reporting: Trump 34.3%, Kasich 14.9%, Kasich 24.3%, Bush 11.2%, Cruz 10.2%, Rubio 9.9%…DEMS with 3% reporting: Sanders 53.8%, Clinton 43.6%.
7:37 PM EST: Early results via NYT, GOP with 1% reporting: Cruz 24.3%, Trump 24.3%, Kasich 24.3%, Christie 8.1%, Rubio 5.4%…DEMS with 2% reporting: Sanders 56.8%, Clinton 39.4%.
7:25 PM EST: LONG LINES are being reported at many polling places throughout the state: “One polling location in Merrimack had a two-mile-long line of cars waiting to cast their ballots in the crucial, first-in-the-nation primary. Cars are still backed up as far as the eye can see as of 7 p.m. EST. Merrimack Moderator Lynn Christensen told ABC News the polls are still open for now and she will extend polls as long as necessary.”
— ABC News (@ABC) February 9, 2016
Breaking: NH Secretary of State instructs poll workers to keep poll locations open "as long as they see fit" due to long lines.
— Taylor Sherwood (@TaylorSherwood) February 10, 2016
5:59 PM EST: IDEOLOGY – Democratic electorate looks more liberal this cycle according to exit polls: “Tonight, we’re seeing a rise in the number of liberals in New Hampshire. In 2008 in New Hampshire, 20 percent identified as ‘very liberal’ — this year, 26 percent see themselves that way. Overall, liberals in the New Hampshire Democratic primary are up from 56 percent in 2008 to 68 percent today. And Democratic primary voters in New Hampshire see ideological distinctions between the two candidates. The NBC News Exit Poll finds that half (55 percent) of New Hampshire Democrats generally feel Clinton is ‘about right’ on the issues. Still, a sizeable portion — 34 percent — thinks Clinton is ‘not liberal enough.’ Only 8 percent think Clinton is ‘too liberal.'”
5:22 PM EST: EXIT POLLS – First exit polls released: “Independents are turning out in substantial numbers in both the Republican and Democratic primaries in New Hampshire, with many voters in both contests expressing interest in a political outsider for their parties’ nominees. Political independents account for about four in 10 primary voters in both the Republican and Democratic contests, according to preliminary exit poll results. That’s typical of the usual high turnout among independents in New Hampshire. They’re less prevalent in other state primaries.”
EXIT POLL: 65% of GOP primary voters said Saturday's debate was important factor in their vote. pic.twitter.com/v0AETE2X5S
— Elliott Schwartz (@elliosch) February 9, 2016
12:53 PM EST: BEN CARSON to skip his own primary party in New Hampshire. Maybe he needs a change of clothes: “The retired neurosurgeon will instead fly to South Carolina in the afternoon, his campaign said. Following Tuesday’s first-in-the-nation primary in New Hampshire, South Carolina Republicans will vote next, on Feb. 20.”
12:36 PM EST: WE HAVE A WINNER? – Fox News accidentally declared Donald Trump the winner of New Hampshire’s primary: “During routine testing in preparation for the New Hampshire primary a malfunction occurred which briefly showed errant data on our website,” Fox News Chief Digital Officer Jeff Misenti said in a statement. “This error has been rectified. We apologize for any confusion this may have caused.”
— Charles C. W. Cooke (@charlescwcooke) February 9, 2016
12:23 PM EST: TURNOUT – New Hampshire’s Secretary of State expects high voter turnout: “I expect that we’ll exceed 500,000,” Gardner told WBZ NewsRadio 1030. “I think we’ll get up into even 550,000.”