GOP Challenger Bill Weld Receives Almost 10% Of New Hampshire Presidential Primary Vote
President Donald Trump swept the New Hampshire Republican primary on Tuesday, but his GOP challenger, former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld managed to secure just under 10% of the vote.
— Chris Citorik (@ChrisCitorik) February 12, 2020
Trump received 85.5% of the vote and all 22 delegates, but Weld’s 9.1% he garnered was far higher than expected. Other candidates and write-ins totaled just over 5%.
Weld performed significantly better than in Iowa, where he received just 1.3%.
“I’m going to declare that I’ve exceeded expectations no matter what,” Weld said Tuesday.
He added, “The goal is to go all the way, ideally — to catch lightning in a bottle.”