US presidential election 2024: Donald Trump wins the New Hampshire Republican primary ahead of Nikki Haley

After Iowa, New Hampshire

US presidential election 2024: Donald Trump wins the New Hampshire Republican primary ahead of Nikki Haley

After Iowa, New Hampshire. Former US President Donald Trump claimed victory on Tuesday January 23 in the Republican primaries in this state in the northeast of the United States, a week after his inaugural success in the Midwest.

According to projections from the American agency Associated Press (AP), the billionaire is ahead of his competitor Nikki Haley, while the governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis, who came second in Iowa, announced on Sunday that he was withdrawing from the fight for the Republican nomination for the White House.

This result constitutes a setback for Nikki Haley, now the only major alternative to Donald Trump. The former American ambassador to the UN invested a lot of time and financial resources to win New Hampshire, but she admitted her defeat on Tuesday evening, while displaying her determination.

“This race is far from over,” she said, on the spot, in front of a crowd of supporters. “A Trump inauguration would be a victory for Biden,” she insisted.

Ms. Haley, 52, has stepped up her criticism of the former Republican president, questioning his mental acuity and presenting herself as a unifying candidate who would usher in generational change. But these calls did not resonate with enough voters.

“They’re all going to vote for me again.”

Mr. Trump can boast of being the first Republican presidential candidate to win open ballots in Iowa and New Hampshire since those two states were at the top of the electoral calendar in 1976. This demonstrates the speed with which which Grand Old Party (GOP) voters rallied behind him to make him their candidate for the third consecutive time.

During his last campaign meeting Monday evening, Donald Trump once again attacked Nikki Haley, “a losing candidate who will put America last.” “If you want a president who puts America first every time, then vote Donald Trump,” he said.

By easily winning these first two states, the 77-year-old billionaire confirms his status as an ultra-favorite of the American right for the American presidential election of November 2024 which will designate a successor to Joe Biden, or allow the latter to carry out a second and final four-year term.

“They will all vote for me again,” said Mr. Trump, who has still not recognized Joe Biden’s victory in 2020, accusing him of having committed fraud to win. “Biden is the worst president in the history of this country,” he added, near a New Hampshire polling station that was holding primaries for both parties, Republican and Democratic. To face the outgoing president on November 5, Donald Trump will have to be invested this summer by his party's convention, at the end of all the primaries in the American states against his only competitor still in the running, Nikki Haley.

Joe Biden also wins, but in a symbolic primary

“Tonight’s results confirm that Donald Trump has virtually locked up the nomination by the Republican Party,” Julie Chavez Rodriguez, the director of Joe Biden’s campaign team, said in a statement Tuesday evening.

For his part, the current president won the symbolic Democratic primary in New Hampshire on Tuesday, against two little-known competitors, the elected Dean Phillips and the writer Marianne Williamson. Due to a disagreement with the local branch of the Democratic Party over the electoral calendar, Joe Biden did not appear on the ballot. But voters were still able to register his name in order to give him their vote.

Joe Biden was, on Tuesday, in Virginia, near the capital Washington, campaigning to defend the right to abortion, a theme which risks weighing heavily during the presidential election against conservatives accused of wanting to restrict access to abortion. IVG always a little more.