Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders have been declared the winners of the New Hampshire primaries, the first primaries of this election season.
The Sanders campaign thanked their supporters publicly on their Facebook page this evening:
When we stand together, we win. Thank you, New Hampshire! pic.twitter.com/dPV9qISkHO
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) February 10, 2016
Clinton’s campaign manager, Robby Mook, officially conceded defeat in a statement:
“After splitting the first two contests, an outcome we’ve long anticipated, attention will inevitably focus on the next two of the ‘early four’ states: Nevada and South Carolina. We’ve built first-rate organizations in each state and we feel very good about our prospects for success.”
According to exit polls Democratic voters ranked “honesty” and “trustworthiness” as the most important candidate attributes, which they related more to Sanders than to Clinton
We will continue to update this story as official numbers come in.