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Sanders wins close New Hampshire primary

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders won the Democratic New Hampshire primary on Tuesday.

In a tight race, Sanders held the lead ahead of former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, followed by Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar, who outperformed expectations in the state. Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and former Vice President Joe Biden came in fourth and fifth, respectively
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The New Hampshire results follow the chaotic aftermath of the first-in-the-nation Iowa caucuses last week, which resulted in Buttigieg edging out Sanders for first place, although an official winner has not been declared yet.

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Sanders’ New Hampshire victory may boost his bid for the party nomination, as the less-crowded field of candidates moves on to Nevada to convince voters they’re each best positioned to beat President Donald Trump in November.

Speaking to supporters after the vote in New Hampshire, Sanders looked ahead to other key primary contests. “We’re going to Nevada, we’re going to South Carolina and we’re going to win those states as well,” Sanders said, touting his “unprecedented grassroots movement.” Sanders also called for all Democrats to unite in the effort to defeat Trump.

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