No Delegates for Warren, Biden in New Hampshire
February 12, 2020 | by James G. Dalton
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and former Vice President Joe Biden, two strong early contenders in the Democratic presidential race, were expected to finish the New Hampshire Primary with no delegates.
Both NBC News and CBS News were projecting that neither would meet the threshold of 15% needed to secure much sought delegates needed to propel candidates forward in the primary season.
The state’s 24 delegates are awarded proportionally among candidates who garner at least 15% of the vote.
Biden also fared far more poorly than he expected in Iowa, and left New Hampshire on Tuesday before voting was even finished so he could start campaigning in South Carolina. He spoke to New Hampshire supporters via satellite, then told South Carolina backers that the campaign now moves on to African American and Hispanic voters, “99%” of which have yet to cast their ballots, he said.
The results were particularly disappointing to the Warren camp. New Hampshire borders her home state of Massachusetts. Though Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is also a New Hampshire neighbor, Warren expected a better finish than fourth.
Both Warren and Biden appeared to finish in the high single digits.