Andrew Yang and Michael Bennet Drop from Election


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Democratic presidential candidate businessman Andrew Yang speaks at the McIntyre-Shaheen 100 Club Dinner, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, in Manchester, N.H.

Alexis Incandela, Reporter

On February 11th, Andrew Yang and Michael Bennet both dropped out of the 2020 democratic presidential election. They ended their respective campaigns after New Hampshire’s primary results came in, revealing Bernie Sanders won New Hampshire, closely followed by Pete Buttigieg. Moderate candidate Amy Klobuchar took third. Yang and Bennet’s campaigns failed to catch on and neither saw a path to victory following a disappointing night in New Hampshire. 

“While there is great work left to be done — you know I am the MATH guy — 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,” said Yang.  

 The eventual nominee will be determined after primary elections are held throughout the country. Although there is no clear winner at this point, the most likely nominees are considered by political experts to be Bernie Sanders, Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar and newcomer, billionaire Michael Bloomberg. Voting will be increasing over the next few months as more and more states hold their primaries. Options on how to cast a vote includes in person voting, as well as the increasingly popular vote by mail ballot. Those who vote by mail are encouraged by their local elections offices to confirm that their ballot was received prior to election day.