By: Jessica Griggs ~Campus News Editor~
After being separated by a fraction of a percent at the Iowa Caucus, Hillary Clinton pulled ahead of Bernie Sanders in the race for the Democratic nomination with 23 delegates to Sanders’ 21. Sanders came back to claim the New Hampshire primary by more than 20 percent of the vote.*
2,382 delegates are needed to secure the Democratic nomination
Despite his flamboyancy in the media, Donald Trump was unable to win in Iowa, finishing in second behind Ted Cruz. Marco Rubio was a close third, and Cruz received eight delegates to Trump’s and Rubio’s seven. However, Trump ran away with the vote in New Hampshire, followed by a distant John Kasich, Cruz and Jeb Bush.*
1,237 delegates are needed to secure the Republican nomination
*Data taken after reporting from 80 percent of the precincts in the New Hampshire primary.