The primaries cemented Trump's position as the Republican front-runner
Former President Donald Trump scored a huge victory in the New Hampshire Republican primary, scoring an easy victory over his only remaining rival for the Republican nomination, Nikki Haley.
The Associated Press called the race for Trump at 8 p.m. Tuesday, with the outlet garnering 54% of the popular vote for the former president after 83% of ballots were counted. Haley – the former South Carolina governor and the last Republican to compete for the nomination against Trump – received 43% of the votes. A separate tally by CNN indicated that Trump received 12 delegates compared to Haley's 9.
in Victory speech After the results came out, Trump thanked his supporters and directed sharp criticism at both Haley and President Joe Biden, saying that the Republican candidate “It was a very bad night” and he “He won't win.”
“We won almost every poll in the last three months against crooked Joe Biden, almost, and she didn't win those polls.” He added, “Biden “I can't put two sentences together.” or “Find the stairs outside the theater.”
Despite lackluster showings in both New Hampshire and Iowa — where she landed in third place behind Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis — Haley pledged to stay in the race, saying it was. “It's not over yet” with “Dozens of states left to go.” In her speech to voters, Haley took a more conciliatory approach, congratulating Trump on his victory while saying “He's got it.”
The Democratic Party also held its primary in New Hampshire on Tuesday evening, where Biden won in a landslide victory over Dean Phillips and Marianne Williamson. While the president's name did not appear on state ballots due to a scheduling dispute between New Hampshire Democrats and the national party, he sailed to victory with a write-in campaign organized by his supporters.
Biden described his victory as a… “A historic demonstration of commitment to our democratic process.” He went on to issue a dire warning about the alleged dangers of another Trump presidency.
It is now clear that Donald Trump will be the Republican nominee. “My message to the country is that the risks could not be higher.” He said. “Our democracy. Our personal freedoms – from the right to choose to the right to vote. Our economy – which has seen the strongest recovery in the world since Covid. “Everyone is at stake.”