Trump and Haley face off in Republican election


The New Hampshire primary is underway as voters brave the cold to make their voices heard in the Republican race pitting former President Donald Trump against his sole remaining rival, former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley.

There are 22 delegates at stake for the Republican candidates, and polls close by 8 p.m. ET at the latest. While the delegate total is relatively small, the results will have an outsized impact on the race going forward.

Trump is looking to repeat his decisive victory in last week’s Iowa caucuses, while Haley is hoping to close the gap and keep her campaign afloat. Haley will likely need a strong showing in order to compete in the races to come, including her home state of South Carolina and on Super Tuesday, March 5, when 16 states and territories hold their contests.

Haley told “CBS Evening News” anchor Norah O’Donnell on Monday that Trump’s nomination is not a foregone conclusion.

“This is not a coronation. This is an election. You have Iowa, you have New Hampshire, you have South Carolina, you have Super Tuesday,” Haley said. “You can’t just have one or two states decide this. You’ve got to allow a lot of the country to decide this.”

On the Democratic side, meanwhile, President Biden is not appearing on the ballot, and no delegates will be awarded based on Tuesday’s results. The Democratic National Committee punished the state for its decision to maintain its first-in-the-nation status, since the party wanted South Carolina to go first in the 2024 Democratic cycle. The president’s reelection campaign has instead urged Democrats to write in Mr. Biden’s name.

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