Klobuchar tops 2020 Democrats in first three NH villages to cast ballots

Klobuchar tops 2020 Democrats in first three NH villages to cast ballots
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Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharHouse passes bipartisan bills to strengthen network security, cyber literacy Klobuchar confident spending bill will be finished before Christmas Sunday shows preview: New COVID-19 variant emerges; supply chain issues and inflation persist MORE (D-Minn.) led the 2020 Democratic presidential field in three small villages where the first ballots were cast overnight in New Hampshire's primary, receiving a total of eight votes.

The Minnesota senator received two votes in Millsfield, while former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden and Harris host 'family' Hanukkah celebration with more than 150 guests Symone Sanders to leave the White House at the end of the year Overnight Defense & National Security — Senate looks to break defense bill stalemate MORE, Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersSymone Sanders to leave the White House at the end of the year Briahna Joy Gray says Chris Cuomo will return to CNN following scandal Postal Service expansion into banking services misguided MORE (I-Vt.) and former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegFeehery: Why Democrats are now historically unpopular Harris, Buttigieg to promote infrastructure law in Charlotte 'Fox & Friends Weekend' hosts suggest new variant meant to distract from Biden's struggles MORE each received one vote, WMUR reported.

In Hart’s Location, Klobuchar led with six votes, followed by Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenWarren calls on big banks to follow Capital One in ditching overdraft fees Crypto firm top executives to testify before Congress Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker won't seek reelection MORE (D-Mass.) with four, entrepreneur Andrew YangAndrew YangAmerican elections are getting less predictable; there's a reason for that Poll: Harris, Michelle Obama lead for 2024 if Biden doesn't run At 28 percent approval, say goodbye to Kamala Harris being Plan B to an aging Biden MORE with three, Sanders with two, and Biden, Rep. Tulsi GabbardTulsi GabbardThe perfect Democratic running mate for DeSantis? Progressives breathe sigh of relief after Afghan withdrawal Hillicon Valley: US has made progress on cyber but more needed, report says | Democrat urges changes for 'problematic' crypto language in infrastructure bill | Facebook may be forced to unwind Giphy acquisition MORE (D-Hawaii) and businessman Tom SteyerTom SteyerYouth voting organization launches M registration effort in key battlegrounds Overnight Energy: 'Eye of fire,' Exxon lobbyist's comments fuel renewed attacks on oil industry | Celebrities push Biden to oppose controversial Minnesota pipeline | More than 75 companies ask Congress to pass clean electricity standard Celebrities push Biden to oppose controversial Minnesota pipeline MORE with one each.

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Sanders has led the Democratic field in the Granite State in most polls ahead of Tuesday’s first-in-the-nation primary, but Klobuchar has seen increased crowd sizes in the past week as well as polling indicating a possible third-place finish in the state behind the Vermont senator and Buttigieg. Her campaign said she raised $1 million during Friday’s Democratic debate and another $3 million over the weekend.

In Dixville Notch, which has kicked off midnight voting for the last several decades, former New York City Mayor Michael BloombergMichael BloombergThe economic challenges facing Jerome Powell and Joe Biden Poll: Harris, Michelle Obama lead for 2024 if Biden doesn't run Democrats are sleepwalking towards electoral disaster in 2022 MORE, who is not on the ballot, led with two write-in votes from Democrats, with Sanders and Buttigieg each receiving one vote. Bloomberg also received one write-in vote in Dixville Notch’s Republican primary.

The unincorporated area’s midnight vote was initially at risk earlier this year due to concerns that it did not have the minimum of five registered voters required for the tradition, but a new resident registered to vote in January, the TV station reported.

President TrumpDonald TrumpMedia giants side with Bannon on request to release Jan. 6 documents Cheney warns of consequences for Trump in dealings with Jan. 6 committee Jan. 6 panel recommends contempt charges for Trump DOJ official MORE was the top vote-getter among Republicans in the other villages, with 15 votes in Hart’s Location, WMUR noted. Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill WeldWilliam (Bill) WeldMassachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker won't seek reelection Youngkin should blaze a post-Trump trail for the GOP The Memo: What now for anti-Trump Republicans? MORE had four votes there, and New Hampshire native Mary Maxwell had one.

Trump led in Millsfield as well, with 16 votes. Weld had one.

Updated at 8:35 a.m.