Republicans Set NEW RECORD In New Hampshire Primary!
Republicans came out in force in New Hampshire, setting an all-time GOP turnout record for The Granite State and letting their voices be heard.
According to the Washington Times, the Democratic voter turnout was strong as well but lacked the numbers and energy of the 2008 Clinton-Obama race. As of 7 a.m. EST with 89% of precincts reporting, 263,035 Republican voters turned out last night, up from the previous record of 248,000 in 2012. 231,311 Democratic voters showed up to vote, below their record of almost 290,000 in 2008. According to The Guardian, there are 767,383 registered voters in New Hampshire, putting the turnout at almost 61% in a state known for high political participation.
According to CNN, the high Republican voter turnout favored Trump, who got 35% over Kasich at 16%, Cruz at 12%, Bush at 11%, Rubio at 11%, Christie at 7%, Fiorina at 4%, and Carson at 2%. For Democrats, Sanders received 60% over Clinton with 38%.
It's worth noting that New Hampshire, which is known for its libertarian bent, heavily favored both non-establishment candidates.
The next Republican primary is in South Carolina Saturday, Feb. 20.