Shortly after the polls closed at 8pm ET, Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump were the declared winners in New Hampshire. Trump will win by about 18 percentage points over his closest rival, while Sanders will win with about 20 percentage points over Hillary Clinton. Here are the videos of Sanders and Trump addressing supporters at their New Hampshire victory rallies.
Report from Fox News:
They came close in Iowa, but just fell short of claiming victory. Tuesday night in New Hampshire was a different story.
The political outsiders have taken control of this election.
Donald Trump won Tuesday night’s Republican primary in New Hampshire. By a margin of 34 percent to 16 percent for John Kasich, Trump proved that his slogan of “Make America Great Again” resonates with voters – in a big way.
On the Democratic side, self proclaimed socialist Bernie Sanders edged Hillary Clinton out by 20 percentage points. His message railing against the rigged economy, special interests that control Washington and pledging to give Americans universal healthcare and free college tuition brought together a larger coalition of young voters than the one Barack Obama built in 2008.
To my mind, Tuesday night’s results show that there are finally politicians who understand how marginalized, disenfranchised and betrayed a majority of Americans feel. It’s both Republicans and Democrats, including the 42 percent of Americans who now identify as independent because they think the two parties don’t represent their values and positions.
We are seeing a full scale rejection of the political establishment. This is a threat that we did not take seriously enough over the past few years, as evidenced by the fact that most rejected Trump as a clown and a joke. His ideas on illegal immigration and placing a temporary ban on Muslims ruffled our national feathers even though a majority of Republican primary voters agreed with him. That’s how out of touch our political class has become.
Indeed, 46 percent of GOP voters say they feel betrayed by Republican politicians. Trump won 32 percent of that group.
Very big night for Sanders and Trump. They were both expected to win, however, the margin for Trump was certainly up for debate. Most projections had him pegged in the high twenties. To break the thirty percent barrier sets him apart from the field heading into South Carolina.
Despite Sanders’ big victory, he’ll have a tough time moving forward. Unless things change in South Carolina on the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton is still leading handily.