The New Hampshire Primary of the 2020 US presidential election started on Tuesday, with the first group of voters casting voting forms in a few towns in the state.
In Dixville Notch, a northern New Hampshire town near the Canadian border, the entirety of its five voters appeared at a polling station, reports Xinhua news organization.
Hart’s Location and Millsfield are two other midnight voting places in New Hampshire, traditionally the first US state to vote in the primary election, while other polling areas will open later on Tuesday.
“Midnight voting in New Hampshire, along with New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation status, basically becomes the starting gun for the race,” Tom Tillotson, Dixville Notch’s election moderator, told Xinhua.
In front of the voting, President Donald Trump held a rally in Manchester on Monday evening.
Most Democratic presidential contenders are additionally in the Granite State to make the last push to appeal to voters.
The primary comes seven days after the Iowa caucuses on February 3, where previous South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg won 14 of the state’s 41 agents.
As indicated by the recount reported on Sunday by the state Democratic Party, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders accumulated the second-highest number of agents – 12 – followed by Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren with eight, previous Vice President Joe Biden with six and Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar with one.
The primary procedure is a mathematical procedure with the Democratic – and Republican – presidential nominees being decided dependent on the number of agents they can accumulate to back them at the party’s national convention, which officially assigns the candidate.
Taking all things together, the Democratic National Committee calculates that there will be 3,979 agents at the convention in Wisconsin in July, and therefore the triumphant competitor will require 1,990 representatives – 50 percent plus one – to secure the presidential nomination.