Donald Trump Wins New Hampshire Republican Primary
Fox News has projected that Donald Trump will win the New Hampshire Republican primary, based on exit polls and early voting returns.
In the all-important battle for second place, John Kasich leads Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, although it's too early to call what order those four candidates will finish in tonight.
Following his second-place finish in Iowa to Cruz, this win in the Granite State helps Trump reestablish his front-runner status in the GOP 2016 race.
Up next for the candidates, South Carolina holds its Republican primary on Feb. 20, followed by Nevada's Republican caucus on Feb. 23.
On March 1, it's Super Tuesday - nicknamed the "SEC primary" - when GOP voters in Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia and Wyoming will cast their ballots.
Here are some fast facts about the history of the New Hampshire primaries, courtesy of FoxNews.com:
- Since 1976, no Republican candidate has won the party’s nomination without winning Iowa or New Hampshire.
- Since 1952, only three candidates have lost the New Hampshire primary and gone on to be elected president of the United States: Bill Clinton in 1992, George W. Bush in 2000 and Barack Obama in 2008.
- Between 1952 and 1988, no candidate who lost the New Hampshire primary won the White House.
- 44 percent of voters in New Hampshire are unaffiliated, making up the largest voting bloc in the state.
- New Hampshire’s unaffiliated voters can decide on the day of the election which party’s primary to participate in.
- New Hampshire’s secretary of state is predicting a record 550,000 voters will cast ballots in the presidential primary Tuesday.
- Campaigns and outside groups are projected to spend $116 million on ads in New Hampshire.
- From 1916 to 1948, the voters' decision in the New Hampshire primary was solely for the selection of delegates; there was no vote on the presidential contenders themselves. But in 1952, New Hampshire made a change allowing citizens to vote directly for the candidate of their choice, instead of delegates. Other states soon followed.
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