Just minutes after the last polls were closed, it was predicted that former president Donald Trump would win Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary, defeating Nikki Haley, his last significant opponent for the Republican Party nomination.
In the modern period, Trump is the first Republican challenger to win both Iowa and New Hampshire.
As of the time this report was filed, Trump had received 146,577 votes, or 54.2% of the total, while Haley had received 118,027 votes, or 43.7%.
“I’m very honored by the result,” Trump told Fox News Digital’s Brooke Singman in a statement.
Trump’s rival, Haley, a former two-term South Carolina governor served as U.N. ambassador in his administration.
She congratulated Trump on his victory in her speech to supporters in Concord, New Hampshire, after the race was called, but added the “race is far from over,” as she prepares for a primary in her home state of South Carolina next month.
“I want to congratulate Donald Trump on his victory tonight. He earned it and I want to acknowledge that.
“This race is far from over. There are dozens of states left to go. And next one is my sweet state of South Carolina,” she emphasized.
Meanwhile, as the votes continued to be tabulated, Trump’s margin over Haley remained in the single digits.
Trump made history last year as the first former or current president to be indicted for a crime.
However, his four indictments have only fueled his support among Republican voters.