Trump more than doubles Obama's 2012 vote total in New Hampshire

by Jordyn Pair · Feb 12th, 2020 11:02 am

Last Updated Feb 12th, 2020 at 11:25 am

President Donald Trump brought in more than double the number of former President Barack Obama's 2012 votes in the New Hampshire primary, indicating that Republicans are committed to reelecting Trump.

With 87 percent of precincts reporting, Trump brought in more than 120,000 votes, compared to the 49,080 votes Obama garnered during his reelection campaign.

Trump's total also exceeds those from other incumbent presidents during the New Hampshire primary, including the 53,962 votes received by former President George W. Bush and the 76,797 received by former President Bill Clinton.

The first and second place finishers for the Democratic primary were Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and former Mayor of South Bend, Indiana, Pete Buttigieg. They brought in almost 140,000 votes combined, with 87 percent of precincts reporting.