Bernie Sanders Wins New Hampshire Democratic Primary In Close Race

Sen. Bernie Sanders was declared the winner in New Hampshire’s Democratic primary on Tuesday, with candidates Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar close on his heels. Sanders led Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Ind., by less than 2 percent of the vote. Klobuchar, the senator from Minnesota, came in third place. When it comes to delegates awarded to the candidates on Tuesday, however, Sanders tied Buttigieg in New Hampshire with nine delegates apiece. Klobuchar earned six delegates.

Sanders pledged that whoever ended up as the nominee, “We are going to unite together and defeat the most dangerous president in the modern history of this country.”

Under New Hampshire law, voters who have registered as “undeclared” can cast their vote in either party’s primary. According to New Hampshire’s secretary of state, the state has 415,871 undeclared voters, more than those registered as either Democratic (276,385) or Republican (288,464).

Bernie Sanders wins New Hampshire primary, CBS News projects


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