Candidates make final pitch to New Hampshire voters

Voters are just hours away from casting their votes in the primary

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump held a rally in Manchester, New Hampshire on Monday, February 8.

RAYMOND, N.H. (WWLP) – Donald Trump was among the candidates making one last plea to New Hampshire voters Monday night. Thousands packed the Verizon Arena in downtown Manchester to catch a glimpse of the New York businessman.

On Tuesday, the field of candidates, at least on the republican side, is expected to get a little smaller after the primary in the granite state. Trump is the predicted winner on the republican side, and those predictions gave him confidence Monday night.

“I’ve been working and campaigning since June 16th just about; we’ve been number one in the polls every single week,” said Trump.

With winter weather continuing in New Hampshire, there is concern that this will have an effect on voters making it out to the polls on Tuesday. One voter, Stephen Garrett, told 22News he doesn’t think that will be a problem; “I think we should be all cleaned up by the time it wraps up tomorrow (Tuesday), so I think we should be good.”

The first poll to open will be at midnight Monday in the small town of Dixville Notch. For most people, they will have from around sunrise to the early evening to cast their votes.

However, New Hampshire residents aren’t the ones attending these events. According to Rob Szabo of Connecticut, “I’m watching Donald Trump and I like him, so I wanted to come up and see him. I saw Bernie Sanders this afternoon (Monday). I thought Bernie did really well. I thought, believe it or not, they have the same goals.”

It will be interesting to see if the snow does have an impact on the roads, a lot of the roads haven’t been plowed or treated, but as one resident told 22News, this is New Hampshire, and they love the snow.


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