Democratic Party candidates Andrew Yang and Michael Bennet announced their withdrawal from the 2020 US Presidential race on Tuesday Night in the wake up of the New Hampshire primary results. Yang only received 2.8% of votes in the Granite State while Bennet just had 0.1% to show for. This result follows similar trends in the controversial Iowa primary for the duo.
Yang, the first Asian-American Democrat candidate in history addressed his supporters and announced his decision saying “While there is great work left to be done, you know I am the math guy, and it is clear tonight from the numbers that we are not going to win this race. I am not someone who wants to accept donations and support in a race that we will not win. And so, tonight I am announcing I am suspending my campaign for president.” The Businessman also tweeted that “We’ll be back”
Meanwhile, Bennet declared his support to anyone who wins the Democrat nominee during his announcement. He said, “I am going to do absolutely everything I can do as one human being to make sure that Donald Trump is a one-term president.” The Colorado senator further said “It’s not just about who’s in the White House. We’ve got to win a majority in the Senate and I will campaign all over this country to make sure we win that majority in United States Senate.”
Bernie Sanders won New Hampshire with 25.5% votes after a tightly fought battle with Pete Buttigieg. After the primaries for two states, Buttigieg leads the Democratic party’s race having secured 22 delegates. Whereas, Sanders is a close second with 21 delegates to his name.