Donald Trump Wins New Hampshire's Republican Primary, with Nikki Haley Trailing Close Behind

The former president won the first primary in the nation

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Donald Trump scored another electoral win on Tuesday, claiming victory in the New Hampshire Republican primary one week after he dominated his party's Iowa caucuses.

The Associated Press called the election for Trump before the majority of ballots had been processed in the Granite State. Former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, who also served as Trump's ambassador to the UN, came in second place.

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OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty U.N. ambassador Nikki Haley meets with President Donald Trump in the Oval Office in 2018
OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty U.N. ambassador Nikki Haley meets with President Donald Trump in the Oval Office in 2018

The New Hampshire results come one week after Trump was declared the winner of the Iowa caucuses just 31 minutes after they began, ultimately receiving 51% of the vote — far ahead of second-place finisher Ron DeSantis' 21.3% and Haley's 19.1%, according to the Associated Press.

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In recent weeks, the Republican primary field has been whittled down to just Trump and Haley as the two major 2024 candidates. The most recent dropout, DeSantis, suspended his campaign on Sunday and endorsed Trump in the process.

“Following our second-place finish in Iowa, we’ve prayed and deliberated on the way forward,” the far-right Florida governor, 45, said in a video shared to X. “If there was anything I could do to produce a favorable outcome, more campaign stops, more interviews, I would do it. But I can’t ask our supporters to volunteer their time and donate their resources."

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"We don’t have a clear path to victory. Accordingly, I am today suspending my campaign," he continued.

“It’s clear to me that a majority of Republican primary voters want to give Donald Trump another chance,” DeSantis then noted, adding: “He has my endorsement because we can’t go back to the old Republican guard of yesteryear, a repackaged form of warmed-over corporatism that Nikki Haley represents.”

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