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Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders win big in New Hampshire vote

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump campaigns in New Hampshire on February 9, 2016. Photo from Facebook

Voters in New Hampshire went to the polls on Tuesday for the nation's second presidential primary and gave easy victories to Republican real estate mogul Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders, the Senator from Vermont.

With 92 percent of precincts reporting, Trump won with 35.2 percent of the vote, according to the Associated Press. John Kasich, the Governor from Ohio, came in a distant second with 15.8 percent.

Ted Cruz, the Senator from Texas came in third 11.7 percent after his win in Iowa last week. Jeb Bush, a former governor of Florida, rounded out the list of delegate winners with 11.1 percent of the vote.

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders watches election returns in New Hampshire on February 9, 2016. Photo from campaign site

On the Democratic side, Sanders won a whopping 60 percent of the vote, according to the AP. Hillary Clinton, a former Secretary of State and a former Senator from New York, took 38.3 percent.

The next Democratic primaries take place in Nevada on February 20 and South Carolina on February 27. Republicans head to the polls in South Carolina on February 20 and Nevada on February 23.

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