Bernie Sanders took to the stage in New Hampshire and declared victory thanks to his volunteers — with a nod to his strong showing in Iowa last week.
“With victories behind us, popular vote in Iowa and victory here tonight, we’re going to Nevada, we’re going to South Carolina, we’re going to win those states,” Sanders said. He was joined on stage by his extended family.
Sanders won Iowa’s popular vote, but had fewer awarded delegates than Pete Buttigieg. Delegate count determine’s Iowa’s caucus winner, not the popular vote.
Sanders also thanked his opponents early on in the speech, a shift away from the more negative tone that settled over the Democratic primary field ahead of Tuesday’s caucuses.
“Tonight I want to take my opportunity to express my appreciation and respect for all of the candidates we ran against: Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar, Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden, and what I can tell you, with absolute certainty and I know I speak for every one of the Democratic candidates is that no matter who wins, and we certainly hope it’s going to be us, we are going to unite together and we are going to defeat the most dangerous president in modern history,” Sanders told the crowd.
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