It’s official! Bernie Sanders is the winner of the first Democratic primary election! New Hampshire hosted the first primary on Feb. 9, and after a brutal week of nonstop campaigning, Bernie came out on top over Hillary Clinton!
The first primary took place in New Hampshire on Feb. 9, and the winner was a total shocker! After a long week campaigning in the northeast, it totally paid off for Bernie Sanders, 74, who took home the win over Hillary Clinton, 68, and got their first big win in the 2016 election season. Here’s what went down!
We definitely didn’t see this coming! Bernie won the first – and arguably the most important – primary election in New Hampshire on Feb. 9. It was a long week of campaigning, meeting with community leaders, a town hall and a rousing debate. It has become a much tougher competition now that it’s down to just two candidates after Martin O’Malley dropped out after the Iowa caucus, but in the end Bernie came out on top.
Bernie prides himself on not having the same kind of big business funding that Hillary has, and on Feb. 9 he proved that it can still pay off. He won the New Hampshire primary by 18 points, getting 58% of the vote while Hillary secured only 40% of the democratic vote.
Bernie was the favorite to win the first primary. He came in a very narrow second place behind Hillary in the Iowa caucus, losing with 49.6% to Hillary’s 49.9%. He was projected to win because he is a beloved senator in New Hampshire’s sister state, Vermont. Since Nov., he has had a substantial lead over Hillary in the northeastern state, but Hil has been catching up. Just one day before the election, CNN reported that Bernie was still the favorite with 54% to 40% advantage over the former Secretary of State. The gap was much larger weeks before, with a 55% to 37%.
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