Who won the New Hampshire primary 2016: live results and update, Trump, Sanders win big
The final results are still hours away, nonetheless exit polls suggest that Bernie Sanders is winning Democratic primary while Donald Trump is winning Republican primary here in New Hampshire.
Reports suggest that with the first polls closing in New Hampshire at 7 p.m. ET and continuing on until all voting is done at 8 p.m., it could be several hours before the final results are known. But early signs are already good for the two men who faltered in Iowa.
New Hampshire primary is going to be a make or break point for many White House hopefuls. While Donald Trump is looking forward to win the New Hampshire primary, a simple win is not going to be satisfactory to put his white House campaign back on the track.
A win with one or two percentage points will definitely derail his campaign and a loss may completely discredit his high decibel campaign across the US.
For the last several weeks he has been trying to convince the people that he is the only hope for the nation. The Iowa caucuses showed while he may think this way, US voters donâ€™t really see him as a messiah. The drubbing in Iowa put a question mark over his support base among the Republican supporters.
Media might have fallen for him, but Republican supporters havenâ€™t really fallen for him till now. Nonetheless it must be added here that a huge win in New Hampshire will put his campaign back on track. If you’re wondering what time polls open for the New Hampshire primary date on Tuesday, the answer is a bit complicated. Below details state law, but towns do have a lot of latitude. Voters also can expect to start seeing exit polls and other important primary news well ahead of the results.
In the meantime it must be kept in mind that when it comes to New Hampshire primary schedule, there is not a single time for opening the primary. Polls open for the 2016 New Hampshire primary at various times throughout the morning Tuesday so Democrats and Republicans can cast their votes.
It must be kept in mind that the state law requires polls to be open between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Tuesday, but each town and city sets its own hours. Most are open between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. Three tiny towns â€” Hart’s Location, Dixville and Millsfield â€” open their polls at 12:00 a.m. for those aggressively early-bird voters. The polls in the towns soon close after everyone has voted. There are bout 20 communities which are allowed remain open until 8 p.m.
Voting is going to be time consuming here. There are 319 polling places in the state. Every poll has predicted Democratic U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Billionaire Republican businessman Donald Trump will win. But with so many Republicans in the race, placing second, third, fourth or even fifth is a meaningful accomplishment.