Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders have won yesterday’s US Presidential primaries in the north-eastern state of New Hampshire.
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, riding off last week’s narrow Iowa caucus result, garnered over 60% of votes to land a 22.4% lead over his rival candidate Hillary Clinton.
Meanwhile in the Republican party, Donald Trump secured first place with over 35% of votes following a disappointing result in Iowa.
Ohio governor John Kasich surged into second place on just over 15%, with last week’s Iowa caucus winner Ted Cruz claiming a third place finish, and Marco Rubio dropping down to fifth after a disappointing debate over the weekend.
Ms Clinton and Mr Trump congratulated Mr Sanders on his victory, with Ms Clinton vowing in her concession speech that she will “fight for every vote”.
Mr Sanders stated he would maintain his fight against campaign financing in his victory speech.
“Together we have sent a message that will resonate from Wall Street to Washington… that government belongs to all of the people,” he said.
After disappointing finishes, the once Republican favourite Chris Christie and former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina have dropped out of the Presidential race with less than 10% of the polling. – Ben Rochlin
Top image of Bernie Sanders celebrating victory from ABC News’ YouTube channel.