Sanders beat out all of his Democratic competitors to win New Hampshire. He's still on track to take down Trump.
Socialist Democrat Bernie Sanders may have conceded the party nomination to Hillary Clinton during the 2016 Presidential elections, but it seems he's not going to let it happen again. His campaign has been running fast and strong over the past few months, and after a monumental win in Iowa, he's recently taken New Hampshire as well. In an extremely close fight, Sanders came through as the frontrunner in the state, beating out competitor Pete Buttigieg by a hair. In a moving speech made by the candidate, he claimed this victory was just "the beginning of the end for Donald Trump," Sky News reports.
The Presidential hopeful affirmed in his victory speech, "Let me take this opportunity to thank the people of New Hampshire for a great victory tonight. Let me thank the thousands of volunteers in New Hampshire, thank you, who knocked on doors in the rain, and the snow, and the cold. The reason that we won tonight in New Hampshire, we won last week in Iowa, is because of the hard work of so many volunteers." The audience, riled up and energized by the win, was in high spirits and full of applause. Sanders then asserted, "Let me say tonight that this victory here is the beginning of the end for Donald Trump."
Though his competitors Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar, Elizabeth Warren, and Joe Biden were trailing behind him in the primary results, he reminded the audience that the battle would not be won without the collective power of the Democratic party. "Tonight I want to take the opportunity to express my appreciation and respect for all of the Democratic candidates we ran against: Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar, Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden," he stated. "What I can tell you with absolute certainty, and I know I speak for every one of the Democratic candidates, is that no matter who wins, and we certainly hope it’s going to be us, we’re going to unite together... We are going to unite together and defeat the most dangerous president in the modern history of this country."
While Sanders won 25.7 percent of the votes, Buttigieg won 24.4 percent, Klobuchar 19.8 percent, Warren 9.2 percent, and Biden, shockingly, only 8.4 percent. Needless to say, no one expected the former Vice President to come in at a measly fifth place. Perhaps this is because Sanders' campaign runs on "an unprecedented grassroots movement," as he rightly pointed out in his speech. Unlike his competition, he's rallied folks from coast to coast, relying on the force of the American people rather than the country's millionaires and billionaires. Before he concluded, he made a promise to the American people: "Now our campaign is not just about beating Trump. It is about transforming this country. It is about having the courage to take on Wall Street, the insurance companies, the drug companies, the fossil fuel industry, the military-industrial complex... It’s onto Nevada, it’s onto South Carolina, it’s onto win the Democratic nomination and together... And together I have no doubt that we will defeat Donald Trump. Thank you all very much." It's onwards and upwards for Sanders 2020!