Former President Donald Trump has been declared the victor in the Republican primary in New Hampshire.
On the basis of an analysis of initial vote returns and the results of AP VoteCast, a survey of Republican primary voters, the Associated Press proclaimed Trump the victor. Both sources suggested that Trump was significantly outpacing former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley in the race.
As of 8 p.m., preliminary results from over twenty-five townships indicated that Trump held a comfortable lead. This comprises results from two of the state’s three most populous cities, Concord and Manchester. Additionally, early returns from more rural regions in the state’s northern and eastern regions were reported. Everyone affirmed the results of the AP survey.
Early returns indicated that Haley trailed Trump in only the state’s most Democratic-leaning municipalities and cities, including Portsmouth, Concord, and Keene.
VoteCast indicated that Trump held a significant lead over Haley in every region of the state. Additionally, it demonstrated that Haley was backed by a significant majority of unaffiliated voters who participated in the Republican primary election. That was insufficient to overcome the roughly 50-point margin that Trump held among Republicans who were registered. Voters who are not affiliated with a political party are permitted to participate in the primaries of both parties in New Hampshire. Only the primary of their own political party may be voted in by party-registered voters.
A exhaustive survey known as AP VoteCast offers a detailed depiction of the electorate, aiding in the elucidation of their voting preferences, concerns, sentiments toward candidates, and rationales for their respective votes.
The allocation of New Hampshire’s 22 delegates will be proportional to the number of candidates who secure a minimum of 10 percent of the statewide vote.