MANCHESTER, N.H. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Senator Bernie Sanders won the New Hampshire Democratic primary, just passing Former Mayor Pete Buttigieg by a few thousand votes.
The Associated Press called the race for Sanders at 11:42 p.m.
"Let me take this opportunity to thank the people of New Hampshire for a great victory tonight," he said to a cheering crowd in Manchester. "Let me thank the thousands of volunteers in New Hampshire who knocked on doors in the rain, in the snow, and the cold."
His win comes on the heels of a top-two showing in the Iowa caucus, the final results of which were delayed for several days due to technical difficulties and reporting errors.
On Sunday night, the Iowa Democratic Party announced that Buttigieg won 26.2 percent of the vote, earning 14 delegates, while Sanders won 26.1 percent, earning 12 delegates. Sanders' campaign has requested a partial re-canvass of the Iowa caucus results.
"The reason we won tonight in New Hampshire, we won last week in Iowa, is because of the hard work of so many volunteers," Sen. Sanders said Tuesday night.
Sen. Bernie Sanders declared victory in the New Hampshire Democratic Primary at a campaign event in Manchester. (Getty Images)
Sanders thanked each of his competitors in the Democratic field by name, noting his appreciation and respect for them all.
"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 gonna be us--we are going to unite together and defeat the most dangerous president in the modern history of this country."
Next up for the presidential hopefuls is the Nevada Democratic Caucus on February 22.
"With victories behind us, the popular vote in Iowa and here tonight, we're going to Nevada, we're going to South Carolina, we're going to win those things as well!" he said.