New Hampshire Belongs to Bernie

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Bernie Sanders has won the New Hampshire primary, earning about 4,000 more votes than second place candidate Pete Buttigieg.

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Sanders gave an ebullient victory speech in Manchester shortly after the race was called for him. “The reason that we are going to win is that we are putting together an unprecedented multigenerational, multiracial political movement,” Sanders said, championing campaign cornerstones like Medicare for All and comprehensive immigration reform. “Let me say tonight that this victory here is the beginning of the end for Donald Trump.”

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Bernie did well (particularly with voters under 30) but both Mayor Pete and Amy Klobuchar did much better than expected. Both Bernie and Mayor Pete will leave New Hampshire with nine new delegates—Sanders now has a total of 21 delegates, and Buttigieg has 23—and Klobuchar picked up the remaining 6.

Elizabeth Warren and Joe Biden got trounced, coming in at respective fourth and 5th places and picking up no delegates. Andrew Yang, Michael Bennet, and Deval Patrick dropped out. Tulsi Gabbard and Tom Steyer are still in it, for some reason. Bloomberg wasn’t on the ballot, but will probably haunt us until Election Day.

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itrulyhateeverything
itrulyhateeverything

Seriously? He literally has a heart condition and is almost an octogenarian. If he was your father, grandfather etc and you cared about him would you want him to have the most stressful job in the world? Yet those who love him are cool with that because Us means him and/or whoever he decides to have as a running mate. Also Klob? Heaven forfend people vote for Warren who is progressive AND knows how to get shit done when you can split the vote between a progressive who has never done legislative shit (let’s be real, Bernie’s great at campaigning but he’s no doer) and a ‘practical’ moderate who won’t try to do anything beyond the status quo. Pete I’m not even going to bother. At least Biden is on a downslide. But seriously, smarten up people and read the fucking politics section from the past 20 years. If you don’t know why nothing good has been getting done in this country, you can’t vote to change that.