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U. S 2024: Donald Trump makes wave in New Hampshire



U. S 2024: Donald Trump makes wave in New Hampshire

Former U.S. President Donald Trump has solidified his lead by clinching victory in the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday night, January 23.

Despite Trump’s commanding 55 percent lead in the votes counted at 11 pm Eastern Standard Time, his rival Nikki Haley, former Ambassador to the United Nations, has pledged to persist in the White House contest, holding 43.5 percent of the votes.

Following his landslide win in Iowa last week, where Trump secured over 50 percent of the vote, he has now become the first non-incumbent in the modern era to triumph in both Republican presidential contests in Iowa and New Hampshire.

These consecutive victories provide Donald Trump with momentum as the Republican nominating campaign shifts to the South, positioning him for a potential rematch in the 2024 general election against Democratic incumbent Joe Biden.

Addressing supporters at a post-election party in Nashua, New Hampshire, Trump celebrated the night’s success and criticized Haley for remaining in the race, asserting that she would not secure the Republican party’s nomination for the White House.

“Just a little note to Nikki: she’s not going to win,” Trump emphasized.

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Despite Trump’s back-to-back wins, Haley remains undeterred, stating at her own election night party in Concord, New Hampshire, that the race is “not over.”

She highlighted the upcoming major contest in South Carolina, where she served two terms as governor, even though recent polls show her trailing Trump by double digits in the state.

“This race is far from over. There are dozens of states left to go, and the next one is my sweet state of South Carolina,” Haley asserted, looking ahead to the South Carolina Republican primary on February 24.

Haley faces challenges, including the potential reluctance of donors to fund a prolonged primary process. After the South Carolina primary, the focus will shift to Super Tuesday on March 5, when over a dozen states will hold elections and allocate delegates.

Donald Trump has garnered endorsements from almost all major Republican candidates who have withdrawn from the race, including the influential support of Tim Scott, a senator from Haley’s home state of South Carolina.