New Hampshire culls Dem field: Yang drops out, others next?

HOUSTON, TEXAS - SEPTEMBER 12: Democratic presidential candidate former tech executive Andrew Yang speaks during the Democratic Presidential Debate at Texas Southern University's Health and PE Center on September 12, 2019 in Houston, Texas. Ten Democratic presidential hopefuls were chosen from the larger field of candidates to participate in the debate hosted by ABC News in partnership with Univision. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Polls have closed across New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation presidential primary election.

The results are already culling the Democratic field. Andrew Yang has dropped out, and others may follow. Bernie Sanders was fighting for Democratic front-runner status in the race, while former Mayor Pete Buttigieg was hoping to seize the backing of his party’s establishment with a strong finish.

Joe Biden just wanted to avert political disaster as he left the state early.

President Donald Trump easily won the Republican primary against token opposition and will take on the Democratic national winner in November.