Senator Bernie Sanders came out on top in New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation Democratic presidential primary, winning with 26 percent of the vote. But former Mayor Pete Buttigieg was close behind in second place at 24 percent, and Senator Amy Klobuchar was the surprise third-place finisher, coming in at 20 percent. AP said Sanders and Buttigieg would both get nine delegates and Klobuchar would get six. 

But it wasn't a good night for either former Vice President Joe Biden or Senator Elizabeth Warren, with Warren finishing in fourth place at nine percent and Biden fifth at eight percent. In fact, Biden wasn't even in New Hampshire to wait for the results, instead, with his campaign having a sense of how things were going to work out, he'd already moved ahead to South Carolina, which is voting on February 29th, after the Nevada caucuses on February 22nd. Because of their poor showing, neither Biden nor Warren were on track to get any delegates from New Hampshire.

The night also ended two candidacies, with Andrew Yang, who finished at three percent, and Senator Michael Bennet, who had less than one percent, dropping out of the race.

As for Biden, he didn't even stick around for the results. He bolted long before the bad news of a 5th place finish leaving behind a video thanking his supporters. That tactic went over like a lead balloon with those who labored long and hard on his now failing campaign.

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