Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) declared victory in New Hampshires Democratic presidential primary on Tuesday night in the second-in-the-nation contest to find a challenger to take on President Donald Trump in the Nov. 3 election.
With 89.7 percent of precincts reporting, Sanders had 26.0 percent of the total votes. Pete Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, followed closely behind at 24.4 percent. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) was third with 19.7 percent.
“This victory here is the beginning of the end for Donald Trump,” Sanders declared Tuesday night.
As results were totaling up and Sanders was projected to win, Buttigieg congratulated his rivals and called for unity within the Democratic Party.
“Thanks to you, a campaign that some said shouldnt be here at all has shown that we are here to stay,” Buttigieg told a cheering crowd.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) came in at 9.3 percent while former vice president Joe Biden garnered 8.4 percent.
Biden left New Hampshire for South Carolina before the results started rolling in.
“It aint over, man. Its just getting started,” Biden told his supporters in South Carolina.