Bernie Sanders has won the New Hampshire primary, holding off a surge from rival Pete Buttigieg and making him the favorite to become the Democratic presidential nominee.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and former Vice President Joe Biden were vying for fourth place as final results came in. The two could not attain the 15% threshold required to win pledged delegates, nationwide and in both of its congressional districts.
The victory gives Sanders an early boost in the push for the Democratic presidential nomination after he left the Iowa caucuses with the second-most pledged national delegates in the field. The process now enters a series of generally larger, more diverse states, where the Vermont senator has outperformed Buttigieg and Klobuchar in polls.
“Let me say tonight that this victory here is the beginning of the end for Donald Trump,” he told supporters as news outlets started to project his victory.
Sanders and Buttigieg are expected to be awarded the same share of New Hampshire’s 24 delegates: nine each. Klobuchar is projected to win six. Both Buttigieg and Klobuchar appeared to perform well with late-deciding voters.
The United State Senate acquitted Donald Trump of his impeachment trials which brought an end to the impeachment saga that has been on ground since the House of Representatives launched its inquiry into some action taken by Trump last September.
Trump was denied the full support of Republicans as Mitt Romney became the first senator in US history to vote to convict a president from his own party. Democrat fell far short of the two-third majority required to remove Trump from office. Senator voted 52 to 48 to acquit him on the abuse- of -power allegation and the 53 to 47 to clear him of obstruction.
The white House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said, “throughout this wholly corrupt process, President Trump successfully advanced the interests of the United State and remained focused on the issues that matter to Americans.”
“He spent his time achieving real victories for the people of this country, and the the Democrats – once again – have nothing to show for their fraudulent schemes” said Grisham.
The third impeachment trial of a president in U.S. history concluded one of the most bitter episodes in recent memory in Washington — marked by partisan fighting over what constitutes a fair trial, furious debates over the propriety of Trump’s dealings with Ukraine and outsized pressure on a small core of Republican senators who held considerable sway in whether the trial would subpoena key witnesses from the Trump administration who had defied calls to appear before the House during its investigation.
Romney vote robbed the president of the unified GOP opposition against impeachment that he had enjoyed and repeatedly boastred of since the inquiry began in september.
He called Trump’s demand to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky that he investigate former vice president Joe Biden and his son Hunter a “flagrant assault on our electoral rights, our national security and our fundamental values.”
In a July 25 phone call with Zelensky that he has repeatedly described as “perfect,” Trump pressed Zelensky to investigate not only the Bidens but a discredited theory that it was Ukraine rather than Russia that attempted to interfere in the 2016 election.