Trump wins New Hampshire Republican primary

Trump wins New Hampshire Republican primary

According to an Associated Press projection, the former US president was ahead of his competitor Nikki Haley, who is still in the race

According to a projection by the Associated Press news agency, former US President Donald Trump won the Republican primary elections in the state of New Hampshire this Tuesday (January 23, 2024). Second place went to former US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley. Polling stations closed at 10 p.m. (Brasília time).

There were only two prominent candidates involved in the dispute which is part of the Republicans' choice of names for the presidential nomination in November. On Sunday (January 21), Florida Governor Ron DeSantis withdrew from the presidential campaign and declared his support for Trump. On January 16, businessman Vivek Ramaswamy had done the same.

Both candidates withdrew following the results of the Iowa caucus. Back then, the former president won the largest victory in Iowa history for a Republican, winning 98 of the state's 99 counties.

With Trump's victory, he will have 11 more delegates in his favor. To be selected as the Republican Party's candidate for the presidential election, the former president needs 1,276 delegates.

Although the number of delegates from the state does not make up a large proportion, Donald Trump's victory is celebrated because the state's Republicans are considered moderate.

On February 3, it will be the turn of South Carolina voters to go to the polls to participate in the primary election. The state was governed by candidate Nikki Haley from 2011 to 2017 and has a tradition of voting for the Republican Party in elections that determine the President of the United States.