by Kyle Becker at trendingpoliticsnews.com
New Hampshire’s primary has been “called” for former President Donald Trump. But it was a lot closer than it would have been if it had a truly “closed” primary that did not allow Democratic voters to register as ‘undeclared’ and vote for Nikki Haley.
The Granite State’s results were considered to be sufficient to project that Donald Trump will take the state on the way to the 2024 Republican presidential nomination.
“I’ve seen enough: Donald Trump (R) wins the New Hampshire Republican presidential primary, defeating Nikki Haley (R),” said Dave Wasserman, senior editor and elections analyst for Cook Political Report, considered to be a highly reliable outlet for elections projections.
The results as of publication have Donald Trump ahead by near double digits with 18% of the vote in and over a majority of the votes cast.
As of 8:00 pm eastern, Donald Trump led Nikki Haley by nearly 10 percent: 54.2% to 44.8%.
While New Hampshire is often described as a “closed” primary, there are unique rules that allow voters to change party affiliation to “undeclared.”