The networks declared Donald Trump the winner of the New Hampshire GOP primary Tuesday night as soon as the polls had closed at 8 p.m. ET.
BREAKING: Donald Trump is the projected winner of the Republican #NHPrimary https://t.co/rIX58KHtA0 #Decision2016 pic.twitter.com/h5cR2bGtIk
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) February 10, 2016
Trump had been polling ahead in New Hampshire for many months, and on Tuesday he showed he could turn those numbers into votes.
As of 8 p.m., several Republicans were vying for second place behind Trump, including John Kasich and Jeb Bush.