The New Hampshire primary is over and Sen. Bernie Sanders has been named the victor with 26% of the vote with 94% of precincts reporting.
A lot happened tonight. Catch up on the crucial takeaways below:
- Sanders wins, CNN projects: Sanders' projected victory tonight came a little more than a week after the Iowa caucuses were thrown into chaos by a failure of the state party’s vote-counting systems. This time around, the results were clear – and Sanders supporters at his headquarters in Manchester were free to celebrate without reservation. Sanders won the 2016 primary here by a much larger margin, but in 2020 faced a much wider and varied field.
- Buttigieg came in a close 2nd: Former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, who rose in the polls here after battling Sanders to a virtual tie in Iowa, ultimately fell short in his efforts to knock Sanders off course. While speaking to supporters in Nashua, New Hampshire, Buttigieg said he admired Sanders when he was in high school. "I respect him greatly to this day, and I congratulate him on his strong showing tonight," he said.
- Klobuchar outshines Warren: Sen. Amy Klobuchar outpaced Sen. Elizabeth Warren tonight in New Hampshire, capturing 19.7% of the vote to Warren's 9.3%.
- The delegate count: CNN's estimate of the New Hampshire delegate count has Sanders and Buttigieg each taking home nine a piece and Klobuchar taking six. Combined with Iowa delegates, Buttigieg now has a total of 23, Sanders has 21 and Klobuchar has 7.
- Biden falls: The former vice president will likely end up in fourth or fifth place. That's the worst finish for a former or current vice president who actively campaigned in the New Hampshire primary. Biden was competitive in the Granite State just recently. He led in at least a few polls in January. But just like in Iowa, Biden's support collapsed late.
Watch the final projection: