In Case You Missed It: 5 Things to Know After NH Primaries

Here's a quick summary of what happened on Tuesday night at the New Hampshire primary.

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Voting began at midnight in New Hampshire as the nation’s attention turned to the first primary of the 2016 presidential election. State law allows towns with 100 people or fewer to open their polls at midnight. The three towns that fit this bill are Dixville, Hart's Location and Millsfield. The number of voters who participate are low, sometimes in the single digits. In Dixville, there were four people who voted for Bernie Sanders and the town actually exists solely for voting purposes. Almost all of its nine voters are employees of the Balsams Grand Resort Hotel, which closed in 2011 but is currently undergoing a major overhaul under new owners. In this picture, a voter marks a ballot at a polling place on Tuesday morning, Feb. 9, 2016, in Manchester, New Hampshire.
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Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders rebounded from second-place finishes in the Iowa caucuses to easily win the New Hampshire primaries. Both candidates castigated special interests, pointing to their grassroots fundraising as a sign that the American people are sick of "establishment politics." Trump's anti-establishment runs so deep that major conservative figures like William Kristol believe that the Republican establishment will be completely broken if Trump gains the nomination and Kristol said it will force conservatives like him to start a new party. Meanwhile, Sanders is expected to raise a fortune from Tuesday night's momentum. The self-described Democratic Socialist won 60 percent of the votes in New Hampshire, over Hillary Clinton's 38 percent. Until Tuesday, no Democrat has ever won New Hampshire by more than 16 percentage points. Clinton is hoping that a southern state "firewall" will help her bounce back.
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Ohio Gov. John Kasich became one of the day’s surprise storylines when he finished second to Donald Trump in the crowded GOP field. A strong performance was critical for Kasich, who all but skipped Iowa's caucuses to focus on New Hampshire. Exit polls revealed that moderate views have a place in this election. Throughout his campaign, Kasich has avoided the negative tone of opponents like Donald Trump. Instead, he emphasized a more positive message about the country. Kasich also avoids criticizing the other candidates and before the primary began, he urged the others to pull down negative advertisements and to instead tell voters what they're in support of. "Our campaign has been fundamentally positive," he told reporters. "I think it's working."
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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said he would be "taking a deep breath" after failing to finish in the top five candidates in the New Hampshire GOP primary. Here, tears well up in Mary Pat Christie's eyes as her husband addresses supporters in Nashua, New Hampshire, on Feb. 9, 2016.
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The day had its lighter moments: several men dressed as robots followed Marco Rubio on Tuesday mocking his "robotic" performance in Saturday's debate. Rubio has been often criticized for being rigid and sticking to his script to a fault. And during Saturday's debate, Rubio appeared to be a caricature of this inflexibility by repeating his belief almost word-for-word that President Obama knows exactly what he is doing and that he's trying to fundamentally change America to be more "like the rest of the world." After failing to finish strong in New Hampshire, Rubio apologized to supporters for his debate gaffe, saying, "It’s on me. I did not do well on Saturday night, so listen to this: That will never happen again."

Asher Klein contributed to this report.
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