MANCHESTER, N. H. - Former President Donald Trump did it again.
Eight days after he crushed the competition in Iowa's low-turnout Republican presidential caucuses, Trump easily defeated Nikki Haley - his final remaining major rival for the GOP nomination - in Tuesday's New Hampshire primary.
Fox News projected Trump would win the primary ___ minutes after the final polls closed in New Hampshire.
For Haley, a former two-term South Carolina governor who served as U. N. ambassador in the Trump administration, the New Hampshire primary was likely her best and possibly last chance to slow down or derail the former president's march towards renomination.
New Hampshire – where independent voters who make up roughly 40% of the electorate can vote in either major party's contest and have long played an influential role in the state's storied presidential primary – was considered fertile ground for Haley. And Haley spent plenty of time and resources in the state, and secured the influential endorsement of popular Republican Gov. Chris Sununu of New Hampshire.
But while Haley appeared to grab the support of plenty of independent voters, Trump was on course to dominate among registered Republicans, who were expected to make up the lion's share of those casting ballots in New Hampshire's GOP primary.... (Read more)
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