The Granite State is about to rock the vote! New Hampshire voters will head to the polls on Feb. 9 to take part in the state’s 2016 presidential primary. HollywoodLife.com has all the details you need to know, including when the results will be revealed. Click to find out!
Get ready — because it’s time for some democracy! The New Hampshire Primary is going down, as voters will pick who they want to represent them in the 2016 presidential election. Will Hillary Clinton, 68, feel the bern from Bernie Sanders, 74. Can Ted Cruz, 45, sink Donald Trump, 69? HollywoodLife.com has all the details you need to know — including when you can expect the results!
The results should be in before The Late Show With Stephen Colbert airs.
Most polls in New Hampshire close around 7 p.m. EST, according to USA Today. Compare that to the Iowa caucuses, which didn’t even start until 8 p.m. EST, and it’s clear that New Hampshirites like getting things done at a reasonable hour. Results should be in before 11 p.m. EST and HollywoodLife.com will tell you the winners as soon as they’re announced!
Voting starts early and its so much easier than Iowa.
While the polls close at 11 p.m. EST, voting actually began at midnight. Some die-hard political fanatics in Dixville Notch took advantage of that to cast the first votes in the first-in-the-nation primary, according to CNN. Out of the 12 residents in the town, only 9 votes were cast. Bernie swept the vote, beating Hillary 4-0. Ohio Governor John Kasich beat out Donald, 3-2.
Unlike the complicated and ancient caucusing of Iowa, votes are pretty straightforward in New Hampshire. Voters cast anonymous ballots at voting locations, and in the case of a tie, votes can be accurately recounted.
Bernie’s has the home field advantage — sorta.
Since 1988, five candidates from New Hampshire’s next-door-neighbor, Massachusetts, have been on the ballot, according to NJ.com. Four of them have won – Michael Dukakis in 1988, Paul Tsongas in 1992, John Kerry in 2004 and Mitt Romney in 2012. With Bernie hailing from neighboring Vermont, will the New England bump help him beat Hillary?
New Hampshire’s good at picking presidential candidates.
Every New Hampshire primary winner since 2004 has gone on to win the party’s nomination — except one. In 2008, Hillary won the primary but would eventually lose the Democratic Party nod to a young senator from Illinois by the name of Barack Obama, 54.
…but they’re not that hot at picking presidents.
No Democrat who has won New Hampshire has gone on to the White House since Jimmy Carter’s 1976 victory, according to NPR. The last Republican to win both the Granite State and the presidential election was George H.W. Bush in 1988.
Are you excited to see who wins the New Hampshire primary, HollywoodLifers? Who do you want to win?