Voting has begun across New Hampshire for the first primary in the country. A half-million voters are expected to cast ballots. Just after midnight, voting took place in three small towns. In the Democratic race, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders got a total of 17 votes to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s nine. In the Republican race, Donald Trump, Texas Senator Ted Cruz and Ohio Governor John Kasich each received nine votes. Trump and Sanders have been leading in almost every poll taken leading up to today’s vote. On Monday, Sanders said he’s no longer a fringe candidate.
Sen. Bernie Sanders: “When we began this campaign about nine months ago, we were at 3 percent in the national polls. And despite my neat hairdo and my GQ type of outfit, the media and the pundits didn’t quite consider us a serious candidacy. In fact, the word 'fringe' was used a couple of times. We have come a long way in the last nine months.”