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Trump wins New Hampshire Republican primary

President Trump coasted to victory in New Hampshire’s Republican primary Tuesday night, a result that was virtually a foregone conclusion as he faces off against minimal opposition.

The Associated Press called the GOP primary for Trump with roughly 10 percent of precincts reporting. The president led with roughly 83 percent of the vote at the time of the call, with former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld trailing at just 12 percent.

Trump won the Granite State’s primary in 2016 but lost it in the general election to Hillary Clinton that year. His campaign has indicated that it will heavily contest New Hampshire in the general election this year as a possible pickup opportunity.

Weld had hinged his long-shot White House bid on a decent showing in New Hampshire, saying that he could make waves if he was able to peel off a substantial enough portion of the GOP vote from Trump.

“If I got 20 percent, they’d be like, holy shit, what’s happening here?” Weld said in an interview with The Hill last month.

The results from the Democratic primary are still far from finalized.

Recent polls have shown Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg battling for the top spot, with Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) surging after what was widely perceived to be a strong debate performance Friday.

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