Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (D) won votes in the Republican and Democratic primaries in a small town in New Hampshire.
While Bloomberg has been focusing most of his time and energy on Super Tuesday states, that didn’t stop voters from supporting him in the first-in-the-nation primary.
Voting in New Hampshire’s primary began shortly after midnight on Tuesday as voters in three small towns went to the polls to make their voices heard.
While presidential candidates flooded the Granite State, Republican and Democratic primary voters in the town of Dixville Notch chose a candidate who was not on the state’s ballot.
Bloomberg won two write-in votes out of a total of the four votes cast in the Democratic primary in that town, followed by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), and former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D), who both received one vote.
In the 2016 Democratic primary, Sanders won all four of the votes cast beating out former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Michael Bloomberg, as a write-in candidate, wins both Republican and Democratic primaries in Dixville Notch, New Hampshire, which is among the first locations in New Hampshire to cast primary votes. #NHprimary #TrackingKornacki pic.twitter.com/UXVGlosTQZ— MSNBC (@MSNBC) February 11, 2020
Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) received the most votes in the two other towns that voted at midnight. In Hart’s Location, Klobuchar won six votes, followed by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D- Mass.) with four votes, Andrew Yang with three votes, and Sanders with two votes. Former Vice President Joe Biden, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii), and Tom Steyer all received one vote.
In Millsfield, Klobuchar led with two votes, followed by Biden, Buttigieg, and Sanders, who all received one vote.
Trump easily won in Hart’s Location with 15 votes to Weld’s four, and in Millsfield with 16 to Weld’s one vote.
Recent polls have shown Sanders with a sizable lead in New Hampshire with Buttigieg in second place, and Klobuchar, Biden, and Warren locked in a tight race for third place.
After the chaotic start to the primary season, with results from the Iowa Caucus delayed and two campaigns seeking a recanvass, the candidates are looking to New Hampshire to propel their campaigns heading into states with larger and more diverse populations.