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US: Trump, Sanders win New Hampshire primary

10th Feb 2016
US: Trump, Sanders win New Hampshire primary

WASHINGTON (AA) – Real estate mogul Donald Trump and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders on Tuesday were declared winners of the New Hampshire primary.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich finished second in the Republican race while Texas Sen. Ted Cruz followed in third.

With an estimated 82 percent of votes counted among Democrats, Sanders received 60 percent against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton who managed 39 percent.

On the Republican side, Trump secured 35 percent of votes counted. Kasich followed him with 16 percent and Cruz with 12 percent.

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who has had a disappointing campaign, garnered just 11 percent of the vote and Sen. Marco Rubio who fished just behind Trump in third place at the Iowa caucus also fell short of expectations with just 10.5 percent.

Three other Republican candidates polled in single digits.

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[Photo: US Sen. Bernie Sanders beat Hiliary Clinton in New Hampshire. Photgrapher: Michael Vadon/Creative Commons]


Speaking after the win, Sanders thanked supporters saying that his victory sent a “profound message to the political establishment, to the economic establishment, and by the way, to the media establishment”.

The self-declared democratic socialist vowed to provide free health care and university education; increase the minimal wage and reform the tax system, saying that he would not allow the 1 percent of the richest Americans to rule the U.S.

“Tonight we have sent a message that will echo from Wall Street to Washington, from Maine to California,” he said.

In her concession address, Clinton promised to continue to fight for the Democratic nomination for president. “Now we take this campaign to the entire country. We are going to fight for every vote in every state,” she said.

The former senator holds huge leads in polls in upcoming voting in southern states.

Trump celebrated his win by declaring that he would make America great again. He reiterated the issues he plans to work on if elected president, including building a wall along the country’s border with Mexico, building up a “strong” military to fight Daesh and creating a better economy and more jobs.

“I’m going to be the greatest jobs president that God ever created,” he said. “Remember that.”

The results in New Hampshire were unlike the showing at the Iowa caucus, where Clinton beat Sanders by three-tenths of a percentage point.

Cold weather across New Hampshire didn’t deter voters who turned out in record numbers, according to state officials.

Long lines of cars and voters waited to get into polling stations after voting was scheduled to end.

The presidential hopefuls are now headed to Nevada and South Carolina for caucuses and primaries in the last week of February.


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