CONCORD, N.H. (Diya TV) — Former President Donald Trump clinched victory over Nikki Haley in the New Hampshire primary, further cementing his momentum toward securing the Republican nomination. The Associated Press swiftly called Trump’s triumph as the final polls closed, highlighting his consecutive wins over rivals Ron DeSantis in Iowa and Haley in New Hampshire.
This win raises significant questions about Haley’s future viability in the race, as no Republican candidate has ever won both Iowa and New Hampshire without ultimately securing the presidential nomination.
Haley gracefully conceded her loss, acknowledging Trump’s earned victory, yet expressing determination to continue her campaign to her home state of South Carolina. The state holds its primary election on Feb. 24.
Meanwhile, on the Democratic side, President Biden emerged victorious in his party’s presidential primary through a write-in campaign by his supporters after he declined to appear on the state’s ballot.
The Republican contest in New Hampshire evolved into a head-to-head battle between Trump and Haley after DeSantis dropped out of the race and endorsed Trump following a disappointing second-place finish in the Iowa caucuses.
Haley, the former United Nations ambassador, had campaigned aggressively in New Hampshire, aiming to deliver Trump his first defeat in 2024. However, Trump showcased his enduring influence over Republican voters in the state that initially propelled him to success in the 2016 primary.
As the race moves forward, Haley faces the challenge of gaining traction beyond the first two states where her super PAC has predominantly spent. Despite Trump’s campaign anticipating a potential withdrawal from Haley, her campaign manager outlined a path through Super Tuesday in early March.
Turnout in New Hampshire was notably high, indicating a shift from the previous week’s anemic Republican caucuses in Iowa. The focus now shifts to upcoming contests, with South Carolina playing a crucial role, where Trump’s campaign hopes to deter Haley with a lopsided victory.