CONCORD, N.H. (WBZ NewsRadio) — With all of the uncertainty around the results from the Iowa Caucus, New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu knows the Granite State's first-in-the-nation primary has even more of a spotlight on it this election cycle—but he's confident the contest will go off without a hitch.
"We're very proud to stand up and give the country some faith in this system," he told WBZ NewsRadio's Jeff Brown Tuesday morning, hours before the polls were set to close. "New Hampshire gets it right 100 percent of the time, and tonight will be no different."
In touting his state's primary, Sununu threw a little shade at the Iowa Democratic Party smartphone app that reportedly delayed Iowa Caucus results.
"We have a really good system here, and we have for many, many years," he said. "It's a state-run system, with the Secretary of State, the Attorney General's office. We have somebody in every polling place. We have a very open, public process in terms of counting the ballots. Everyone uses a piece of paper, we don't rely on fancy apps that will fall apart on us. We just do it right."
Sununu said turnout was expected to be high this year.
"For a year with an incumbent president, we definitely project that we'll have more voters than ever before," Sununu said. "We have a very high voter turnout, higher than almost any other state in the country."
In Iowa, both Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg have claimed victory, with both campaigns calling for a recanvass. Though nobody's sure what the outcome will be, Sununu knows what will separate New Hampshire from Iowa.
"One thing is for sure, we'll get results," he said.
WBZ NewsRadio's Jeff Brown (@jeffbrownwbz) reports