New Hampshire’s Democratic primary voters confirmed Tuesday that they do, in fact, want a self-described democratic socialist as their party’s presidential nominee. Bernie Sanders, the independent senator from Vermont, had consistently led former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in polls of the Granite State since last fall, with margins that frequently surpassed 20 percent. On Tuesday, he defeated Clinton handily. Sanders argued that the Democratic Party will thank him later for inspiring voter enthusiasm, getting a dig in at Donald Trump, who won the GOP primary Tuesday night, in the process. 'Because of a huge voter turnout -- and I say yuuuge -- we won, because we harnessed the energy and the excitement that the Democratic Party will need to succeed in November,' he said.
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Sheila Samples is an Oklahoma writer and a former civilian US Army Public Information Officer. She is a Managing Editor for OpEd News, and a regular contributor for a variety of Internet sites.