“THE DONALD” DOMINATES GOP PRIMARY, BERNIE SANDERS WINS BIG OVER HILLARY ON DEMOCRATIC SIDE …
In the first primary test of the 2016 electoral cycle, two anti-establishment insurgents scored big wins.
Or “yuge” (a.k.a. “huge”) wins, as the most colorful of the two candidates would say …
Donald Trump was the runaway winner of the New Hampshire GOP presidential primary – easily outdistancing a trio of establishment “Republicans” as well as U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, who narrowly (and controversially) won the Iowa Caucus last week. In fact Trump appeared poised to more than double up his closest competitor … a margin that should give his campaign a big boost heading into early-voting South Carolina, where he also holds a large lead in the polls.
With nearly 90 percent of the vote counted, Trump had 35.1 percent – easily outdistancing Ohio governor John Kasich (15.9 percent), Cruz (11.6 percent), former Florida governor Jeb Bush (11.1 percent), U.S. Senator Marco Rubio of Florida (10.6 percent) and New Jersey governor Chris Christie (7.5 percent).
Trump’s win was called less than five minutes after Granite State polls closed at 8:00 p.m. EST – meaning “Live Free or Die” GOP voters explicitly rebuked the advice of their party leaders.
Also called early? A big win for independent socialist U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, who was declared the victor of the Democratic primary over presumed 2016 Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.