Bernie Sanders defeats Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire

Bernie Sanders Projected to Win New Hampshire Democratic Primary
Bernie Sanders Projected to Win New Hampshire Democratic Primary



Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) defeated former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Tuesday's New Hampshire Democratic presidential primary, multiple outlets are reporting.

CNN and NBC, among other outlets, called the race for Sanders shortly after all polls closed in New Hampshire at 8 p.m. ET.

He was leading with 51% of the vote compared to 40% for Clinton.

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Most polls had given Sanders a big edge heading into the primary. The CNN/WMUR poll from Monday gave Sanders a huge 26-point lead.

Clinton remains the front-runner for the nomination, but Sanders' stronger-than-expected showing in the early-primary states has been a dramatic twist in the nomination battle that critics once called a "coronation" for Clinton.

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