Trump and Sanders declared winners of New Hampshire primary

After coming in second in the Iowa caucuses, Trump's win is a validation of his appeal

Presidential candidates Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders were declared the winners of the New Hampshire primary.

NEW HAMPSHIRE (CNN) – Two political insurgents won the New Hampshire primary — Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump.

After coming in second in the Iowa caucuses, Trump’s win is a validation of his appeal

Before the polls closed, there were traffic jams, police barricades and long lines plagued voters trying to make their last minute picks. Once polls closed, the ballots were separated and some counted by hand.

Just minutes after the last polls closed, Trump and Sanders were declared winners.

Nearly half of all Republican voters interviewed after voting said they didn’t make a final decision until the last few days, and two thirds said the recent debates were important in making up their minds.

On the Democratic side, nearly 75 percent of voters told pollsters they are worried about the economy, and nearly 90 percent said the economy favored the wealthy.

The Clinton campaign conceded this primary and said it is looking ahead to March.

“Thank you very much, I don’t know what we would have done if we had actually won. This is a very exciting event, and I am very grateful to all of you,” Hillary Clinton told her supporters.

Meanwhile, the Republican establishment candidates — like Jeb Bush, John Kasich and Chris Christie look to regroup.

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