Sen. Bernie Sanders got the most votes again in New Hampshire in a tight race for the Democratic presidential nomination in the New Hampshire primary Tuesday.
Shortly after 11 p.m. Eastern, CNN, RealClear Politics and other major media outlets declared Sanders the winner, based on vote totals and exit polls.
At this first-in-the-nation primary, voters chose from among 11 Democratic candidates, not including former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg, who is not on the New Hampshire ballot.
Of note, the Associated Press on Tuesday reported Bloomberg won votes in Dixville Notch, the tiny community that has famously clung tightly to its tradition of voting at midnight, thereby being among the first primary voters in the state -- and the nation. The AP said Bloomberg won three write-in votes, one from a Republican and two from Democrats. The other votes went to Sanders and Mayor Pete Buttigieg.
Sanders and Buttigieg took the lead in early evening results, with Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Sen. Elizabeth Warren and former Vice President Joe Biden polling in third through fifth place.
Based on New Hampshire's proportional assignment of delegates, Sanders will get nine delegates, Buttigieg gets nine, and Klobuchar gets 6.
Wednesday morning with 92% of precincts reporting:
Entrepreneur and author Andrew Yang and Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado reportedly are withdrawing from the race after finishing out of the top five, according to a report from CNN.
Sanders represents neighboring state Vermont and won the most votes in last week’s messy Iowa caucus. Buttigieg won the most delegates in Iowa, although The Associated Press has said it is unable to declare a winner in Iowa.
The New Hampshire Democratic primary also includes independent voters.
A win in New Hampshire could provide a big bounce for Sanders as the candidates head next to primaries in Nevada and South Carolina ahead of Super Tuesday on March 3. The Super Tuesday states and territories this time around include Alabama, American Samoa, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, and Virginia.