2020 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders declared victory in the New Hampshire primary on Feb. 11. At the time he spoke to his supporters, the Vermont senator and 2020 presidential candidate was leading with 26 percent of the vote in New Hampshire—with 76 percent of precincts reporting. Several news organizations, including the PBS NewsHour, had also declared him the winner of the primary. Former mayor Pete Buttigieg was in a close second with 24 percent of the vote. “We’re going to Nevada, we’re going to South Carolina and we’re going to win those states as well,” Sanders said, touting his “unprecedented grassroots movement.” Sanders also called for all Democrats to unite in the effort to defeat President Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election. New Hampshire was the second contest in the Democratic primary race after Iowa voters caucused Feb. 3. Buttigieg and Sanders nearly tied for first place in that state, although an official winner has not been declared because of technical issues with reporting the results and an ongoing recanvassing effort.

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