UPDATE: Bernie Sanders has officially won. Biden sits in fifth place.
The winner of tonight's Democrat primary in New Hampshire is too close to call but one thing is crystal clear: former Vice President Joe Biden got destroyed.
Not only did Biden place fifth, but tonight's primary will give him zero delegates as he desperately attempts to put a win on the board in South Carolina.
Sanders back above 2% lead over Buttigieg with 79.46% reporting— Decision Desk HQ (@DecisionDeskHQ) February 12, 2020
Total votes cast so far: 234,553
Full results here: https://t.co/J7J00UQxN8 pic.twitter.com/4tlugsxAtG
A former two-term Vice President isn’t even finishing in the top four in New Hampshire.— Trump War Room - Text WOKE to 88022 (@TrumpWarRoom) February 12, 202
He is receiving zero delegates.
“That is stunning…by far one of the biggest story lines of the night.” pic.twitter.com/G5AeOFTDbv
Earlier today Biden left New Hampshire early, hours before the polls closed, and flew to South Carolina. From there, he gave a speech to supporters about his supposed way forward in the race. During his remarks, he confused Nevada with New Hampshire. The Nevada caucuses don't take place until February 22.
"When you hear all these pundits and experts, cable tv talkers, talking about the race, tell them: it ain’t over, man. We’re just getting started. Our votes count too. We’re not going to let anyone take this election away from me," Biden said.
Joe Biden confuses Nevada with New Hampshire...— Red Nation Rising (@RedNationRising) February 12, 2020
And he’s using a teleprompter!! ??????
The Biden campaign has been banking on a win in South Carolina since the beginning. He must win there if he wants his campaign to survive.
32 years into Joe Biden presidential campaigns, zero primaries or caucuses won.— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) February 12, 2020
To make the case that Biden is going to win you have to argue that he is going to defy history in turning this thing around. Do we really think that Biden is a history-defying candidate?? https://t.co/p5reifaIjq— G. Elliott Morris (@gelliottmorris) February 12, 2020