Sanders Wins in New Hampshire, Biden Places Fifth

Pete Buttigieg comes in second, Amy Klobuchar third.

  • Bernie Sanders has won the Democratic primary in New Hampshire, the second state to vote in the presidential nominating contest.
  • The socialist from neighboring Vermont won 26 percent support.
  • Center-left candidates Pete Buttigieg, a former mayor, and Amy Klobuchar, a senator from Minnesota, won 24 and 20 percent, respectively.
  • Former vice president Joe Biden and Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren did not meet the 15 percent threshold to quality for delegates.


Votes Share Delegates Won Delegate Total
Sanders 76,324 25.7% 9 21
Buttigieg 72,457 24.4% 9 23
Klobuchar 58,796 19.8% 6 7
Warren 27,387 9.2% 0 8
Biden 24,921 8.4% 0 6

1,991 delegates needed to win the nomination. Table does not list candidates who won under 4 percent in New Hampshire.


  • Ainslie Noble: Voters flock to Sanders on the left and Buttigieg and Klobuchar in the center.
  • Nick Ottens: Sanders is unpopular with black and older voters, self-described moderates and college-educated white women.