By Alex Hemmer
BU News Service
MANCHESTER, N.H. –– Sen. Bernie Sanders won the New Hampshire Primary Tuesday night, repeating his win in 2016, but this time by a much narrower margin.
Sanders edged out former Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg, 25.9% to 24.4%. Sen. Amy Klobuchar garnered 19.7% of the vote, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren drew 9.3% of the vote.
“This victory is the beginning of the end for Donald Trump,” Sanders said as he addressed supporters in New Hampshire.
The Vermont senator Sanders bested Hillary Clinton in 2016, 60% to 38%. However, Clinton became the eventual nominee.
Sanders, who also won the popular vote in Iowa on Feb. 3, has called himself a Democratic Socialist, advocating for free public education.
Sanders and Buttigieg both declared victory in the Iowa Caucus last week despite CNN declaring Buttigieg the winner while he stood on stage at a CNN Town Hall in New Hampshire three days after voting closed.
95% of votes were recorded by just after midnight, and the candidates have already begun to shift their attention to the next contests in South Carolina and Nevada.