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New Hampshire votes as Democratic presidential hopefuls seek momentum

SALEM/ROCHESTER, N.H. - New Hampshire voters were casting ballots on Tuesday in ...

11.2.2020

As polls opened across New Hampshire , Democratic White House hopefuls were out greeting voters before they cast their ballots

SALEM/ROCHESTER, N.H. - New Hampshire voters were casting ballots on Tuesday in ...

Amanda Becker 5 Min Read SALEM/ROCHESTER, N.H. - New Hampshire voters were casting ballots on Tuesday in the second contest in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, with U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders and former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg jostling to remain atop a crowded field after strong performances last week in Iowa. Voters wait in line to cast their votes at the Bicentennial Elementary School in New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation U.S. presidential primary election in Nashua, New Hampshire, U.S. February 11, 2020. REUTERS/Faith Ninivaggi A parade of Democrats seeking the right to face President Donald Trump in the Nov. 3 election made final pitches to voters in the small New England state that often plays an outsized role in determining party presidential picks. Senator Amy Klobuchar, who has jumped to third place in opinion polls in New Hampshire after a debate last Friday, is looking to gain momentum from the primary while former Vice President Joe Biden hopes to avoid another disappointment after a fourth-place showing in Iowa. Senator Elizabeth Warren, third in Iowa, rounds out the top of the slate. New Hampshire Democrats were hoping for smoother sailing after embarrassing technical problems in the Iowa caucuses delayed the release of those results for days. The New Hampshire ballot has a list of 33 names, including candidates who dropped out weeks ago, but will not include former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a billionaire who entered the contest later and will face his first electoral test early next month. Recent state polls showed Sanders leading the field, followed by Buttigieg and Klobuchar. Supporters of Buttigieg, 38, greeted him at a Manchester polling place before dawn, waving blue and yellow “Pete 2020” campaign signs and chanting “President Pete.” “It feels good out here,” Buttigieg said, smiling as reporters asked how he thought he would fare in the primary. Sanders, who represents neighboring Vermont in the Senate, won the New Hampshire primary handily over rival Hillary Clinton in his unsuccessful bid for the party’s nomination four years ago, securing 60% of the vote. In a crowded field this time, it is highly unlikely any of the candidates will draw that level of support by the voters. Sanders, a self-described democratic socialist, addressed a young crowd of more than 7,500 people on Monday night at the University of New Hampshire’s campus at Durham. “This turnout tells me why we’re going to win here in New Hampshire, why we’re going to win the Democratic nomination and why we are going to defeat the most dangerous president in the history of America, Donald Trump,” Sanders, 78, said. Voters in New Hampshire and the rest of the contests in the state-by-state battle for the Democratic nomination will have to decide whether they want a moderate or a more left-leaning challenger to Trump. Sanders and Warren are the two progressive standard-bearers in the field, though Warren has been sliding in the polls. Like Sanders, New Hampshire voters are very familiar with Warren, who represents neighboring Massachusetts in the Senate. The moderates include Buttigieg, Klobuchar of Minnesota and Biden. The prominent role of Iowa and New Hampshire, small and rural states with predominantly white populations, has come under increased criticism this year by Democrats for poorly representing the diversity of the party and the country. THE ROAD AHEAD The Feb. 22 caucuses in Nevada, which has a large Latino population, and the Feb. 29 primary in South Carolina, which has a large African-American population, will pose a new test for the 11 remaining Democratic candidates. Biden in particular is banking on South Carolina, where he has enjoyed strong support among African-American voters. He served as vice president for eight years under Barack Obama, the first black U.S. president. Support for Biden, the former front-runner in the race, has tumbled nationally since his poor performance in Iowa and he has said he might suffer another weak finish in New Hampshire. Klobuchar, who arrived at a polling location in Manchester on Tuesday morning, noted her gradual rise in the polls and said she was prepared to keep fighting. “I’m a different kind of candidate,” Klobuchar told CNN. “... I have also been able to bring people with me.” Biden, also appearing on CNN, pressed the point that he can win over black and working-class voters and that no one in the South will vote for a democratic socialist. Warren started her day by visiting a polling location in Portsmouth. She handed out donuts to volunteers and took photos with voters, along with her husband Bruce Mann and dog Bailey. Slideshow In Manchester, voter Sara Lutat said she cast her ballot for Buttigieg. “I think he’s the one who can beat Trump,” she said. Fellow Manchester voter Rebecca Balzano called Buttigieg “too new, too young” and said she voted for Sanders. Reporting by John Whitesides, James Oliphant, Simon Lewis and Amanda Becker in New Hampshire; Writing by Will Dunham and Scott Malone; Editing by Peter Cooney and Paul Simao Our Standards: Read more: Reuters Top News

.reuters can you post a list of places candidates will be debating next? Isn't it too soon for debates? Isn't there more important news to talk about? THIS IS THE TRUTH: In the last IA caucus PeteButtigieg won and democrats halted the results, in this one amyklobuchar will win and the same will happen because democRats Top bosses already made their mind about the results and voters are screwing things up!

Bloomberg is going to buy the nomination so it doesn't matter who these people vote for. He has literally bought and paid for the DNC. BernieForNH Bernie2020 What a goofy 19th century way to select a 21st century candidate. Waste of time & energy & money.

Buttigieg surges 12 points in New Hampshire as Sanders still leads, gaining 2 points: new pollSenator Bernie Sanders is in the lead with 29 percent, followed by former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg at 25 percent, according to a CBS News poll. I’ve never met anyone voting for Pete🤔 Pete is turning some heads for sure. He’s a damn good and insightful communicator. Sanders gains two point lead while buttigieg surges 12 points conveys facts without being quite so obvious downplaying bernie

This Confusing New Law Could Prevent College Students From Voting In New Hampshire PrimaryThe law would, and very well could, severely suppress first-time voters or young voters who were unable to abide by the 60-day driver's license rule.

Bernie Sanders leads Joe Biden in new national poll as Democrats head into New Hampshire primaryThe survey shows Sanders 8 points ahead of Biden, whose support has plummeted by 9 percent since the Iowa caucuses. It's amazing people want a socialist for president. Do some research, people. Bernie voters better start making it known they will vote 3rd party unless they are ok with DNC stealing it from him again. Just sayin. At least the next 4 years would be interesting with Trump. Just gotta deal with 2A and pro life judges. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Democratic candidates attacking Pete Buttigieg as New Hampshire vote nearsPete Buttigieg worked to solidify his strength in New Hampshire as his Democratic rivals moved with urgency to undermine him before the primary vote. By 'attack' you mean state facts on Pete's record and the big interests investing in Pete.

New Hampshire voters asked: Who will get Democratic nomination? New Hampshire and other voters are asked: Who will get the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination? Watch Joy Reid get their answers live from a restaurant in New Hampshire , two days ahead of the New Hampshire primary. JoyAnnReid 🙄🤡 JoyAnnReid Seems like a lot of choices by age... JoyAnnReid Does Joy have any thoughts she'd like to share with us concerning Buttigieg's sexual preference? She's a homophobe so...

Amy Klobuchar surges into third place in New Hampshire after Democratic Primary debate: PollsOne poll found the Minnesota senator was 7.6 points better off in New Hampshire following her debate performance on Friday. A headline about Klobuchar? Unbelievable. Amy Pete



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