New Hampshire’s presidential primary results are in and CNN has them:
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.
Pete Buttigieg received 24% of the vote, Amy Klobuchar 20%, Elizabeth Warren 9%, and Joe Biden 8%, with other candidates receiving much smaller percentages of the vote. I wouldn’t be surprised if this is the end for Andrew Yang and Tulsi Gabbard’s campaigns. According to party rules, neither Biden nor Warren will receive any delegates from New Hampshire (that requires 15% of the vote).
Neither Iowa nor New Hampshire look a great deal like the United States and even less like the Democratic Party. For that we’ll need to wait for South Carolina which heightens the importance of the state’s primary on February 29. If Elizabeth Warren captures no delegates there or Joe Biden craters, it’s hard to see how their campaigns can carry on. Much of Biden’s appeal resides in a) name recognition and b) that elusive quality of electability.
The state that comes closest to a microcosm of the whole country from the standpoint of racial demographics is, of course, Illinois, where the primary is on March 17. I would not be a bit surprised if brawls broke out in Southwest Side polling places. Have you ever been on the Southwest Side of Chicago on March 17? I have.