Bernie Sanders declared winner in New Hampshire with Pete Buttigieg in close second

February 12, 2020
| Report Focus News

Four years after securing a crucial victory in this state during his first presidential campaign, Bernie Sanders has won the New Hampshire Democratic primary contest, on a terrible night for former vice-president Joe Biden.

The left-wing senator took a tight victory over centrist former mayor Pete Buttigieg, who offered a different Democratic vision in the race to take on President Trump in November.

Mr Sanders declared the night “the beginning of the end” of the United States President Donald Trump.

The race moves next to the Nevada caucuses on 22 February.

Finishing behind the Vermont senator were two moderates – Mr Buttigieg and Minnesota senator Amy Klobuchar, who emerged as a surprise contender by taking third place.

Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren and Mr Biden – two erstwhile frontrunners – finished in fourth and fifth places.

Technology entrepreneur Andrew Yang and Colorado senator Michael Bennet both dropped out of the race.