Avowed socialist Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) won the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday, but he did not do anywhere close to his 2016 numbers.
Sanders came out a little less than 2 percent better than Pete Buttigieg, even though the socialist candidate had been leading in the polls going into the nation’s first primary contest.
How close was it? Sanders beat Buttigieg by getting more than 64,000 votes while Buttigieg got less than 62,000.
“Thank you New Hampshire,” Sanders told a crowd of cheering supporters late Tuesday, declaring that his campaign just won a “great victory.”
“The reason that we won tonight in New Hampshire, we won last week in Iowa, is because of the hard work of so many volunteers,” Sanders continued. “And let me say tonight that this victory here is the beginning of the end for Donald Trump.”
It’s always good to have dreams, Bernie, but there’s no way you’re beating Trump, the man who has turned our country around for the better in almost every area.
With 85 percent of precincts reporting, Sanders had 25.8 percent of the vote, Buttigieg 24.4 percent, Klobuchar 19.7 percent, Warren 9.3 percent, and Biden 8.4 percent. Sanders received approximately 69,738 votes to Buttigieg’s 65,956, Klobuchar’s 53,265, Warren’s 25,232, and Biden’s 22,616.
Once again, Biden placed very poorly in 5th place.
At least Sanders thanked the volunteers, unlike Joe Biden, who just up and ran away from New Hampshire once early numbers came in showing, like In Iowa, that he was doing poorly and sped off to South Carolina.
I guess the campaign was watching the news, because suddenly Biden chimed in on a satellite feed to thank the volunteers. I bet a lot of them applied to work for the Sanders campaign.
The numbers stand in stark contrast to 2016 when the Vermont septuagenarian bested former Secretary of State Hillary by double digits in New Hampshire.
In that contest, Sanders garnered more than 152,000 votes, compared to just a little over 95,000 for Clinton.
Overall, Sanders carried New Hampshire by more than 22 percentage points during that cycle.
The 2016 victory was made possible by high turnout and little competition—two luxuries Sanders did not have this time around.
According to exit polls conducted by NBC News, turnout appeared to be lower across New Hampshire than in prior presidential primary cycles. The biggest dropoff seems to have come from new and young voters.
In particular, according to one exit poll, only 11 percent of New Hampshire voters were younger than 29 on Tuesday, down from 19 percent in 2016.
But at least not all New Hampshire voters shown they have lost their minds as the same exit polls show that half of the primary voters in New Hampshire think Sanders’ positions are too left-wing, while just about 40 percent believe he’s a good fit.
Those are the extrachromosome radical leftists who want a socialist takeover of our country, probably because their ideology can’t stand to see so many Americans have a good time.