REPORT: Votes cast in New Hampshire Democratic primary breaks 2008 record
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MANCHESTER, New Hampshire — The number of voters in the Democratic presidential primary broke the record set in 2008 during the competitive race between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.
More than 296,000 people cast a ballot in Tuesday’s nominating contest, about 7,400 more than the nearly 288,672 cast in 2008 when Clinton barely beat Obama in the state primary. In 2016, when Vermont. Sen. Bernie Sanders beat Clinton by 22 points, 254,780 voted in the party’s primary.
The article goes on to state the following:
The turnout number could indicate that enthusiasm among Democrats is high in 2020. However, Iowa’s Democratic caucuses last week had moderate participation despite high turnout expectations, with about 176,000, compared to a record 236,000 in 2008.
Republicans also turned out a record number of voters.
The people voting in support of an incumbent president numbered over 110,000. The votes, for President Donald J. Trump, beat the previous record of 49,000 votes.
That record was set in the 2012 Democratic primary, when Obama was president.
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