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Bernie Sanders Wins New Hampshire Democratic Primary 2016

Bernie Sanders Beats Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire, Says AP

Bernie Sanders beat Hillary Clinton during New Hampshire's Democratic primary — the first one of the presidential election — according to the AP. Current numbers give him 60 percent of the vote, while Clinton has 38 percent.

Sanders also made history when he became the first Jewish candidate to win a presidential primary. "Together we have sent a message that will echo from Wall Street to Washington, from Maine to California," he said during his victory speech.

In her concession speech, Clinton congratulated Sanders and promised to focus on moving forward. "I know I have some work to do, particularly with young people," she said.

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Exit polls showed a large amount of voters were undecided or Independent, which could have been the deciding factor in this primary.

What's even more surprising is that Sanders won every single demographic except for those over age 65 and voters in families who make over $200,000 per year.

On Feb. 1, Clinton narrowly won the first voting event of the year — the Iowa caucus. She received 49.9 percent of the vote, while Sanders came in at 49.6 percent. Clinton also recently got the support of the New York Times, but Sanders has been gaining steady momentum, especially among millennials.

Projections show record-breaking turnout in New Hampshire primary history, according to Politico — a sign of how significant this election is becoming. On the Republican side, Donald Trump won the competition. The next big voting event for Democrats comes with the Nevada caucus on Feb. 20.

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