MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The Latest developments from the 2016 presidential campaign, with the focus Tuesday on the New Hampshire primary (all times local):
Exit polls are helping shed some light on the various strands of support among voters in New Hampshire’s Republican presidential primary.
Donald Trump is backed by voters looking for an outsider and those who made up their minds a while ago.
John Kasich does best with voters looking for a candidate with political experience — along with moderates, better educated voters and those who made their vote decision in the past few days.
Ted Cruz is supported by many voters who are very conservative and evangelical Christians.
Marco Rubio does best among voters for whom experience and electability is important.
Voters who value experience are also inclined to support Jeb Bush.
Thanks to his New Hampshire win, Donald Trump will take the lead in the race for delegates for the Republican National Convention.
It won’t be much of a lead.
There are only 23 delegates at stake in New Hampshire’s Republican primary, and they are awarded proportionally, based on the statewide vote.
Trump will win at least nine. The final tally depends on how many candidates get more than 10 percent of the vote, the threshold needed to qualify for delegates.
Trump started night trailing Ted Cruz by one delegate.
How did Bernie Sanders do it in New Hampshire?
According to exit polls, he won the Democratic presidential primary Tuesday by getting a majority of votes from both men and women, independents and voters under 45.
Rival Hillary Clinton is backed a majority of voters aged 65 and older and those with incomes over $200,000.
Independents make up nearly 4 in 10 voters in the primary, and Sanders is winning nearly three-quarters of their votes.
Gratitude for the Granite State — that’s the word from Bernie Sanders.
After his New Hampshire victory, the Vermont senator has thanked his supporters with this tweet: “When we stand together, we win. Thank you, New Hampshire!”
A big victory for Donald Trump in New Hampshire, a big victory celebration for the billionaire businessman.
When word came just at 8 p.m. that Trump was declared the winner, his supporters at campaign headquarters in Manchester shouted his name and they waved foam fingers emblazoned with the phrase, “You’re Hired.”
Bernie Sanders’ victory in New Hampshire means he’s assured of a majority of the state’s pledged delegates.
With 24 at stake, Sanders stands to gain at least 13. Hillary Clinton will receive at least seven.
Clinton remains ahead in the overall delegate count due to support from superdelegates — the party officials who can support the candidate of their choice.
Including superdelegates nationwide, Clinton has amassed at least 392 delegates and Sanders at least 42.
The magic number to clinch the nomination is 2,382.
The New Hampshire primary winners are Donald Trump on the Republican side and Bernie Sanders in the Democratic race. Each took the top spot after second-place finishes in the Iowa caucuses.
Trump’s first victory of the 2016 White House race means he’s no longer a political rookie but the front-runner for his party’s presidential nomination.
And the win for Sanders completes his rise from presidential long shot to legitimate challenger for the Democratic nomination against Hillary Clinton.
New Hampshire’s secretary of state says voter turnout in Tuesday’s presidential primary is likely to be slightly higher than in 2008.
Bill Gardner predicted several days ago that roughly 282,000 Republican ballots cast would be and 268,000 Democratic ballots cast.
He says his visits to various polling places Tuesday lead him to believe his predictions are on par.
The clock is ticking in New Hampshire: The final polls are set to close at 8 p.m. in the first-in-the-nation primary contest of the 2016 presidential election.
New Hampshire has 1.33 million residents. More than 870,000 are registered to vote.
Polls started opening at 7 a.m., except for a few communities that begin voting just after midnight.
Call them the late deciders.
Nearly half of the voters in Tuesday’s Republican primary in New Hampshire are saying they made up their mind in the last week. On the Democratic side? More than half say they decided before that.
The findings are among some of the early results of the exit poll conducted by Edison Research for The Associated Press and the television networks.
What’s at stake on the delegate front in the New Hampshire primary?
For Democrats, 24 delegates are up for grabs. On the GOP side, it’s 23.
The GOP count after the Iowa caucuses: eight for Ted Cruz, and seven each for Donald Trump and Marco Rubio. It takes 1,237 delegates to win the Republican nomination.
Hillary Clinton holds a big delegate lead, mainly due to on endorsements from superdelegates. Those are the party officials who can support the candidate of their choice.
Clinton has 385 delegates and Bernie Sanders has 29.
It takes 2,382 delegates to win the Democratic nomination.
Move it along, Mr. Trump. And the entourage with you, too.
That’s the message from the moderator at a New Hampshire polling site — the Webster Elementary School in Manchester.
Jim Townsend’s in a huff over the commotion caused by Trump’s visit — and the reporters, Secret Service members and Trump supporters blocking voters trying to get in and out of the polling place.
Here’s how Townsend puts it: “Please, no one can get through to vote thanks to Mr. Trump. Let’s move it along.”
It’s not clear yet whether New Hampshire’s Democratic presidential primary will break for Bernie Sanders or Hillary Clinton. But there’s no doubt about where their next showdown will come — it’s the Nevada caucuses on Feb. 20.
And now Nevada Democrats say the candidates will participate in a town-hall event on Las Vegas two days before those caucuses.
The state party chairwoman, Roberta Lange, says MSNBC and the Spanish-language television network Telemundo have agreed to host the event.
An outside group that’s helping Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio is spending more than $1.5 million on digital and media advertisements in South Carolina and Nevada — the next states on the 2016 election calendar.
The new expenditures are by Conservative Solutions PAC, a super political action committee that faces no contribution limits.
All but about $200,000 is for South Carolina. That’s according to reports filed with the Federal Election Commission.
Conservative Solutions is the second-most-active super PAC in the presidential race so far. Only Right to Rise, which is boosting Republican Jeb Bush, has spent more on television and radio.
Republican voters in Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary are much more negative about their politicians than Democrats are about theirs.
That detail comes from early results of the exit poll conducted by Edison Research for the Associated Press and television networks.
Half of Republicans say they feel betrayed by politicians from the GOP. Fewer than 2 in 10 Democrats say they feel betrayed by Democratic politicians.
Early results from exit polling in New Hampshire are showing that voters are deeply unhappy with the way the federal government is working.
Half of Democratic voters say they’re dissatisfied, with 1 in 10 saying they’re angry. The sentiment is even higher among Republican primary voters: 9 in 10 voters say they’re either dissatisfied or angry.
The exit polling is being conducted by Edison Research for the Associated Press and television networks.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is revisiting some past controversies as he greets voters in Manchester.
At Webster Elementary School, Trump was asked by a man who identified himself as a Muslim journalist about Trump’s proposal to temporarily bar foreign Muslims from entering the U.S.
Trump brought up the ban again when asked by a foreign outlet outside the Northwest Elementary School whether he would maintain the country’s relationship with Britain.
“When I talked about the ban,” Trump says, “I received literally million and millions of responses all over the world from that. And the people in the U.K. were so incredible to me.”
Donald Trump is airing a new television ad that bashes Ted Cruz as “the worst kind of Washington insider.”
The two candidates are after the same voters, people who want to shake up the federal government by electing an “outsider” president.
The 30-second spot that started airing Tuesday says Cruz of “talks from both side of his mouth” on allowing immigrants who are in the country illegally to stay, and took “sweetheart” loans from Wall Street banks when he ran for Senate in 2012. Then the narrator says Cruz’s presidential campaign employed “dirty tricks” when it sent word to Iowans on the night of that state’s caucuses that Ben Carson might be dropping out.
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