Last night went about how we expected. Trump jumped out to an early lead over Nikki Haley, and most major news networks called the primary with less than 20% of precincts reporting. It’s another victory for Trump, but the victory came in a mildly interesting fashion.
Haley ended up with a little over 43% of the vote when everything finished up. It’s obviously not enough to take the state, but it’s definitely enough to hurt Trump’s ego. We know this because he stayed up all night “truthing” out messages (in all caps and with typos of course) complaining about everything other than the truth: he’s weaker than people realize and he knows it.
In case you missed it, we compiled some of the reactions from NH voters leaving the polls. Registered Republicans who had voted for Nikki Haley. Why did they vote for Haley? Because they know that Trump is wrong for America. He’s political poison.
These are the voters Trump should be terrified of. People like the 138,000 who voted for Haley out of fear. Out of desperation. Out of exhaustion.
Instead of these voters just staying home in November, we need them to get out to the polls. We need their votes to ensure a win for democracy. Help us motivate these voters and show them that Trump is weak, as weak as he’s been, and with your help, we can make sure he loses – and loses badly – in November.
-The Lincoln Project