Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has won the New Hampshire primary, with former South Bend, Ind., mayor Pete Buttigieg; and Sen. Amy Klobuchar currently in second and third. Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and former vice president Joe Biden lag those three and may not hit the vote total that would net them delegates. See the full results here.

Shortly after the polls closed, entrepreneur Andrew Yang dropped out of presidential race, as did Sen. Michael F. Bennet of Colorado.

Also competing in New Hampshire are investor Tom Steyer, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii and former Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick.

5:31 a.m.
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Klobuchar’s third place New Hampshire win puts her campaign in the spotlight

CONCORD, N.H. — Before Sen. Amy Klobuchar left the debate stage in Manchester on Friday night, her staff could feel a new energy around her candidacy. Donations poured in — $1 million before midnight that night and then another $2 million over the weekend.

Larger-than-usual crowds showed up to her campaign events — a record for her of 700 people at a Manchester university on Sunday afternoon, followed by a new record a few hours later of 1,100 people in a Nashua middle school gym. Meanwhile, she surged in two polls in the state.

After months of trying to find her place in this crowded field, Klobuchar (D-Minn.) seemed to have hit a stride. Her message was sharper, which she credited to hours of sitting in impeachment trial hearings and thinking about the status of the country. Her crowds laughed at the jokes she had been telling for months to mixed responses in Iowa. She could bounce between funny and sentimental in a single sentence. As her opponents were giving darkly somber speeches, her rallies radiated excitement.

Then, Tuesday night, came the stunning result: a third-place finish in New Hampshire, surpassing her better-funded and better-known rivals, former vice president Joe Biden and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), and rocketing from the bottom tier of a crowded field to the center of the race for the Democratic presidential nomination.

“Tonight is about grit. And my story, like so many of yours, is one of resilience,” she told hundreds of supporters at a victory party in a hotel ballroom and many more watching her on television, perhaps for the first time. “What we’ve done is steady. We’ve been strong, and we’ve never quit. I think that sounds pretty good for a president.”

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5:03 a.m.
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Biden has juice in South Carolina, but Steyer making inroads

Two longtime Democratic operatives in South Carolina, speaking as Biden was traveling here from New Hampshire, said Biden’s support in the Democratic electorate here is deep but has limits.

“Biden does have juice in South Carolina,” said Carol Fowler, a former chair of the state Democratic Party. “So it makes sense for him to move on from New Hampshire to somewhere he can do well.”

Still, she said, through his visits and advertising, Tom Steyer is clearly making a play for South Carolina that’s showing in the polls and endorsements from African American leaders.

“Steyer’s been here a lot in the past few weeks and I think he’s making real headway here — and that’s probably coming out of Biden’s support,” Fowler said. “But I also think it’s not too late for Biden to stop the slide.”

Don Fowler, her husband and a former chairman of the Democratic National Committee, said that despite the real loyalty South Carolina’s African American community has toward Biden, his showings in Iowa and New Hampshire were bound to affect him here, particularly in the face of Steyer’s aggressive push.

“Joe had a bad day in Iowa, and at this point, apparently in New Hampshire. Whether you’re African American, or lily white, or any other hue, when you lose, you lose support. African Americans are like any other Americans. They like to be with a winner,” Don Fowler said.

The mood was more optimistic at his party Tuesday night in Columbia, where supporters came to see Biden in an open-air auditorium.

“He’s gone through a lot throughout his whole life,” added Sherry Williams, 65, a retired librarian. “Hes the kind of person who can help us heal from what we’ve got now. We’re truly divided with this current president.”

4:49 a.m.
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Trump notes that Buttigieg gave Sanders ‘a run for his money’

Trump made clear — on Twitter, naturally — that he was keeping close tabs on the New Hampshire results.

“A lot of Democrat dropouts tonight, very low political I.Q.,” he said in one tweet following the departures of Yang and Bennet from the race.

In other tweets, the president sized up the leading Democratic contenders, noting that Buttigieg was “doing pretty well tonight" and giving Sanders “a run for his money.”

“Very interesting!” Trump said.

In a statement, Brad Parscale, Trump’s 2020 presidential campaign manager, cast Sanders’s win as a sign of “the continued dominance of big government socialist policies.”

“No matter which Democrat eventually emerges from their months-long dumpster fire of a primary process, we know the contrast will be President Trump’s record of accomplishment and optimistic view of the future versus Democrats and their socialist, job-killing agenda,” he said.

The Republican National Committee also weighed in, with Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel saying that the Democrats are struggling "to coalesce behind one candidate in New Hampshire tonight.”

She went on to take direct aim at Sanders, whose victory, she argued, “shows how Socialism is now the mainstream in today’s Democrat Party."

4:16 a.m.
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Sanders wins New Hampshire primary

Sanders is the winner of the New Hampshire primary, with Buttigieg coming in second and Klobuchar in third.

With more than 85 percent of precincts reporting, Sanders had 26 percent of the vote, Buttigieg had 24.4 percent and Klobuchar had 19.8 percent. Warren and Biden had 9.4 percent and 8.4 percent, respectively.

It’s a repeat victory for Sanders, who beat Hillary Clinton by 20 in the state’s Democratic primary in 2016.

4:14 a.m.
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Sanders, holding onto narrow lead in New Hampshire, claims victory

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) claimed victory in the New Hampshire 2020 Democratic primary on Feb. 11. (Reuters)

Sanders, holding onto a narrow lead in the New Hampshire primary as results continued to roll in, spoke to his supporters just after 11 p.m. Tuesday, claiming a win in the Granite State.

“Thank you, New Hampshire!” he said multiple times. “Let me thank the people of New Hampshire for a great victory tonight.”

Sanders also reasserted that he had won Iowa the week before, though he and Buttigieg have both requested partial recanvasses of the results from the Feb. 3 caucuses. Results the Iowa Democratic Party reported so far show Buttigieg with a narrow lead in state delegate equivalents, the traditional metric by which the winner has been determined, while Sanders led Buttigieg in the popular vote.

“The reason that we won tonight in New Hampshire, we won last week in Iowa, is because of the hard work of so many volunteers,” Sanders said Tuesday night. “And let me say tonight that this victory here is the beginning of the end for Donald Trump.”

Sanders expressed gratitude for his opponents, listing them by name, and struck a harmonious note after being criticized for not doing enough to unite the party in the weeks leading up to the primary.

“What I can tell you with absolute certainty ... is that no matter who wins, and we certainly hope it’s going to be us, we’re going to unite together ... and defeat the most dangerous president in the modern history of this country,” Sanders said.

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Buttigieg says his campaign is ‘here to stay’

Addressing supporters in Nashua shortly before 11 p.m., Buttigieg congratulated Sanders on his “strong showing.” He also praised the other top contenders — Warren, Klobuchar and Biden — by name. And he thanked his supporters, including, he said, “some newly former Republicans ready to vote for something new.”

“Here in a state that goes by the motto, ‘Live Free or Die,’ you made up your own minds,” Buttigieg said to applause. “You asserted that famous independent streak. And thanks to you, a campaign that some said shouldn’t be here at all has shown that we are here to stay.”

The 38-year-old former South Bend, Ind., mayor also pointed to his relative youth compared with the other Democratic contenders, thanking supporters for voting to meet “this new era of challenge with a new generation of leadership.”

At one point during his remarks, the crowd broke out into cheers of “President Pete! President Pete!”

While Buttigieg congratulated Sanders, he also took a veiled swipe at the Vermont senator.

“A politics of my way or the highway is the road to reelecting Donald Trump," he said.

Earlier, when his New Hampshire campaign co-chairs took the stage, Buttigieg’s campaign shut off CNN on the big screen so there were no more results being displayed in the room besides what people had on their phones.

At the time they shut the screens off, the results showed Buttigieg closing on Sanders, and the room was far more excited than at any time all night.

3:42 a.m.
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S.C. grass-roots leader says Biden’s support among black voters is solid

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Former Richland County Council chair Bernice Scott, the founder of the “Reckoning Crew,” a powerful South Carolina grass-roots organization, attended Biden’s event Tuesday night.

The Reckoning Crew supported Sen. Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.) before she left the race; the group has since endorsed Biden. Scott told The Washington Post that Biden’s South Carolina support hasn’t waned because of the results in Iowa and New Hampshire. African Americans make up nearly two-thirds of the Democratic electorate in South Carolina.

She said that as her group walks door to door canvassing for Biden, “I’ve met one person that was going to vote for somebody else — somebody that sent them a lot of literature. Everyone else I’ve met is going for [Biden].”

Scott also played down the notion that Biden’s black supporters would be easily swayed by other candidates.

“Black people, we are smarter than listening to everything that everyone is saying — ‘Oh, we want to do this for you, and we want to do that for you,’” she said. “We know you can’t do all those things. [Biden] has a proven record. And the things that he’s saying are all things that he can do, and that’s why we’ve told him we’ve got his back.”

3:40 a.m.
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Trump wins New Hampshire GOP primary

President Trump cruised to an easy win in New Hampshire’s Republican presidential primary Tuesday, with results as of 10:30 p.m. showing the president poised to take roughly 86 percent of the vote and all of the state’s 19 delegates.

Former Massachusetts governor William Weld came in a distant second, with about 9 percent of the vote.

More than a dozen other candidates took about 3 percent of the vote, while write-ins took roughly 2 percent.

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Warren and Klobuchar praise each other in New Hampshire speeches, warn not to count women out

Both Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar, the only two women who have so far net delegates in the Democratic primary, praised each other in their speeches Tuesday night.

Following what was projected to be a disappointing fourth-place finish in New Hampshire, Warren acknowledged Klobuchar’s stronger-than-expected performance in the Granite State.

“I also want to congratulate my friend Amy Klobuchar for showing just how wrong the pundits can be when they count a woman out,” Warren said.

And Klobuchar shouted out Warren in her own speech Tuesday night, a victory lap of sorts after the senator from Minnesota catapulted to what looked to be a third-place finish in New Hampshire, according to early returns.

“As my friend Elizabeth noted earlier tonight, people told me, just like they told her, that a woman could not be elected," Klobuchar said.

Both candidates have addressed the issue of a woman’s “electability” head on in recent weeks, often bringing each other into the conversation when it comes up.

“Look at the men on this stage," Warren said at the January Democratic debate. “Collectively, they have lost 10 elections. The only people on this stage who have won every single election that they’ve been in are the women, Amy and me.”

3:36 a.m.
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Why Bloomberg isn’t on the ballot in New Hampshire

Former New York mayor Mike Bloomberg isn’t on the New Hampshire primary ballot — but that didn’t stop Trump from trying to needle him as Tuesday’s results came in.

In a tweet, Trump declared that Bloomberg was having “a very bad night.”

Bloomberg, a late entrant, is skipping the early states in the hope that the Democratic race will remain in flux by the time March 3 — Super Tuesday — rolls around.

On that date, voters in 14 states, plus American Samoa and Democrats abroad, will go to the polls and a total of 1,357 pledged delegates will be awarded — far more than the 24 and 41 delegates awarded in New Hampshire and Iowa, respectively.

Bloomberg’s gamble is a long shot, but not an impossible one — though it would not be possible without his vast fortune. Since entering the race in November, he has spent more than $300 million on advertising, according to the ad-tracking firm Advertising Analytics.

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Klobuchar thanks supporters after strong New Hampshire finish: ‘My heart is full tonight’

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) on Feb. 11 touted the New Hampshire Democratic primary results and said she would beat President Trump in November. (Reuters)

Addressing her supporters in New Hampshire, Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) appeared upbeat after a stronger than expected performance in the state’s primary.

“Hello, America. I’m Amy Klobuchar and I will beat Donald Trump,” she said. “My heart is full tonight. While there are still ballots left to count, we have beaten the odds every step of the way.”

Klobuchar vowed to take her campaign to Nevada and South Carolina and said she could inspire Democrats, independents and Republicans.

“We are taking this message of unity to the rest of the country,” she said.

Her speech was interrupted with chants of “Vote Amy! Beat Trump!”

The Minnesota senator had seen a brief surge in some polls following a strong performance at the Feb. 7 Democratic debate in Manchester. That momentum — or “Klomentum,” as her supporters have taken to calling it — appears to have catapulted her into a top-three finish in the New Hampshire primary, according to early results.

The finish earned her praise from opponent Elizabeth Warren, who was running behind Klobuchar, according to early returns.

“I also want to congratulate my friend and colleague Amy Klobuchar for showing just how wrong the pundits can be when they count a woman out,” Warren said earlier Tuesday night.

Klobuchar had finished fifth in the Iowa caucuses last week.

2:39 a.m.
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‘We’re just getting started,’ Biden says in South Carolina

Former vice president Joe Biden on Feb. 11 downplayed the New Hampshire Democratic primary results, saying most African Americans and Latinos had yet to vote. (Reuters)

COLUMBIA, S.C. — As early results began rolling into New Hampshire, nearly 200 people showed up to an almost-impromptu Biden event in Columbia, S.C.

The crowd included state legislators, the chair of state Democratic Party and more than a dozen people in T-shirts that said “South Carolina For Biden.”

Biden announced Tuesday afternoon that he was forgoing his Tuesday night party at the Radisson in Nashua, N.H., and instead heading to a campaign launch event in South Carolina, where he has maintained a polling lead for months.

Biden has tried to lower expectations in New Hampshire while asserting that the first early-voting states — including racially diverse South Carolina and Nevada — better reflect the feelings of the American electorate.

In remarks to supporters Tuesday night, he declared, “It ain’t over, man. We’re just getting started.”

He emphasized that the majority of African Americans and Latinos haven’t yet been able to vote and that “up to now, we haven’t heard from the most committed segment of the Democratic Party — the African American community.”

“We just heard from the first two of 50 states,” Biden said. “Not half the nation. Not a quarter of the nation. Not 10 percent. Two. Where I come from, that’s the opening bell.”

Earlier, in remarks introducing her husband, Jill Biden referenced her family’s history with South Carolina Democratic voters.

“When we lost our son Beau, we came to South Carolina to the Low Country, to find a sense of peace,” Jill Biden said. “This state opened its arms and embraced our family. You helped us heal."

“Iowa and New Hampshire have had their say, but now it’s your turn,” she added.

2:20 a.m.
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Buttigieg’s New Hampshire performance hinges on Goldilocks appeal, exit poll finds

Buttigieg proved to be a powerhouse of the middle lane with a Goldilocks hold on being seen as “about right” between more liberal and conservative wings of the party.

Preliminary exit poll results show Sanders dominated among voters in his core groups of very liberal, less wealthy and very young voters, but faded at the other end of the spectrum. Similarly, Klobuchar was strong with older and more religious voters and more moderate and conservative voters, but dropped off outside those groups.

By contrast, Buttigieg ran a steady line, never too popular, never far behind. Voters were asked whether four major candidates’ positions on the issues were too liberal, not liberal enough or about right. About 7 in 10 voters called Buttigieg “about right,” more than 20 percentage points higher in that middle ground than anyone else. About half of voters called Sanders too liberal, and roughly 4 in 10 said Warren was too liberal. Four in 10 said Biden was not liberal enough. The exit poll did not ask this question about Klobuchar, who finished stronger than in final pre-primary polls.

Buttigieg showed the same steady pattern with voters who were more religious or less religious. Klobuchar narrowly won voters who attend worship services at least occasionally, and Sanders won those who never attend services. But Buttigieg got about 2 in 10 of those who do attend services and those who don’t.

While Sanders was much more popular among men than women and Klobuchar was considerably stronger among women than men, Buttigieg was about the same with both men and women.

Buttigieg got 2 in 10 of voters 45 and older as well as among voters younger than that. Sanders won 4 in 10 of the younger but 1 in 6 of the older, and Klobuchar reversed that with 3 in 10 of the older voters but 1 in 10 of the younger. Buttigieg was about equally popular among voters with or without college degrees, while Sanders and Klobuchar once again swung up and down, with Sanders taking voters without college degrees and Klobuchar leading narrowly among college graduates.

Sanders clobbered Klobuchar and other candidates among “very liberal” voters, getting nearly twice as many as her, while Klobuchar got almost twice as many moderate or conservative voters as Sanders. Buttigieg sat right in the middle, getting over 2 in 10 of both groups.

These are preliminary results from a survey of voters as they exited randomly selected voting sites in New Hampshire on Feb. 11. The poll was conducted by Edison Media Research for the National Election Pool, The Washington Post and other media organizations.

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Buttigieg camp confident, but some worry about ‘Klobucharge’

NASHUA, N.H. — Buttigieg supporters filed into a gym at Nashua Community College around the time results began rolling in. The room was full, if not stuffed to capacity, by the time polls closed at 8 p.m., and the crowd roared every time a new precinct’s results showed Buttigieg in the lead.

For much of this week, Buttigieg’s team had exuded confidence. His attention had turned from attacking Biden to hitting Sanders more regularly, a sign that the campaign believed Sanders — leading polls here — was the one to beat.

But in the later hours Tuesday, and particularly as polls began to close, some Buttigieg allies started to wonder about the extent to which Klobuchar might over-perform her recent poll positions. Questions about a “Klobucharge” began to circulate, though early results showed Buttigieg with a narrow lead.

Buttigieg and his surrogates had staged a relentless national and local media push over the last few days, with Buttigieg, Rep. Ann Kuster (D-N.H.) and even actor Kevin Costner singing his praises around the state. Costner and other surrogates were scheduled to be on hand in Nashua on Tuesday night.

At about 8 p.m., the crowd counted down the seconds until the polls closed, at which point results on CNN reported Buttigieg in second place, just ahead of Klobuchar.

Buttigieg’s regular playlist — an eclectic combination of such varied artists as Carly Rae Jepsen, Creedence Clearwater Revival and others — blared as results continued to roll in. The crowd clapped politely when news broke that Yang was likely to suspend his campaign. The room exploded as CNN showed an exit poll that showed that voters considered Buttigieg the most likely to beat Trump.