Former President Donald Trump wins New Hampshire Primary

Former President Donald Trump gives victory speech to supporters and campaign staff in Iowa.

By Tara Nguyen and Molly Dougherty, WEBN Reporters

Former President Donald Trump won the New Hampshire primary last night. He received 54.4% of the vote and 12 delegates. He is the first non-incumbent in U.S. history to win the elections in both Iowa and New Hampshire. 

Former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley received 43.3% of the vote and nine delegates. Despite her loss, Haley said she would not be dropping out of the race. She is shifting her focus towards her home state of South Carolina. Haley performed better in New Hampshire than she did in Iowa. She came in third at the Iowa Caucuses behind Trump and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. The latter recently suspended his presidential campaign. 

Trump’s campaign held a watch party in Nashua, New Hampshire. The former president came out to address the audience after declaring victory. In his speech, he made comments about Haley’s loss. He said, “She’s doing, like, a speech like she won. She didn’t win. She lost … She had a very bad night.”

Haley’s watch party took place about 30 miles away in the state’s capital city, Concord. She told supporters, “I’m a fighter, and I’m scrappy, and now we’re the last ones standing next to Donald Trump.” 

Trump’s wins in Iowa and New Hampshire come as other states seek to remove him from the ballot. Supreme Courts in Maine and Colorado both cited the 14th amendment and Trump’s involvement in the January 6 insurrection as reasoning. The issue now goes to the US Supreme Court. Oral arguments will begin on February 8.