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PHOTOS: Scenes From The New Hampshire Primary

A University of New Hampshire student votes at the polls at Oyster River High School in Durham, N.H. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
A University of New Hampshire student votes at the polls at Oyster River High School in Durham, N.H. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

As voters head out to the polls and 2020 presidential candidates make their final appeals in New Hampshire, our photographers are out capturing scenes from the first-in-the-nation primary.

This post, which includes scenes from this weekend's heightened campaign pushes, will be updated throughout the night as WBUR offers live analysis and coverage of the returns.

Primary Day

After months of waiting and weighing their options, New Hampshire voters finally got to register their opinion on Tuesday. The Democratic candidates for president, meanwhile, visited polling stations, offering handshakes, smiles and (in many cases) a Dunkin' doughnut or two as they tried to make last-minute connections with voters.

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders raises his fist in victory to supporters during the New Hampshire primary. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders raises his fist in victory to supporters during the New Hampshire primary. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Bernie Sanders supporter William Collins of Harwich, Mass. waves a Bernie sign at the senator's primary night rally. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Bernie Sanders supporter William Collins of Harwich, Mass. waves a Bernie sign at the senator's primary night rally. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Sanders climbs the steps to the podium to greet supporters after his primary victory in the New Hampshire Primary. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Sanders climbs the steps to the podium to greet supporters after his primary victory in the New Hampshire Primary. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg embraces his husband Chasten at his primary night rally in Nashua. (Joe Difazio for WBUR)
Former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg embraces his husband Chasten at his primary night rally in Nashua. (Joe Difazio for WBUR)
Kyle McLellan, 20, and Ashley Guzik, 21, both of San Diego, California,  are volunteers for former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg and watched the early returns roll in for the New Hampshire primary. (Joe Difazio for WBUR)
Kyle McLellan, 20, and Ashley Guzik, 21, both of San Diego, California, are volunteers for former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg and watched the early returns roll in for the New Hampshire primary. (Joe Difazio for WBUR)
Buttigieg  at his primary night rally at Nashua Community College in New Hampshire. (Joe Difazio for WBUR)
Buttigieg at his primary night rally at Nashua Community College in New Hampshire. (Joe Difazio for WBUR)
Warren supporters wave “Dream Big Fight Hard” banners at her rally on primary night in Manchester, N.H. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Warren supporters wave “Dream Big Fight Hard” banners at her rally on primary night in Manchester, N.H. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Sen. Elizabeth Warren talks to supporters on primary night in Manchester, N.H. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Sen. Elizabeth Warren talks to supporters on primary night in Manchester, N.H. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Lights, Camera, Action. National and international media prepare to cover a rally with former South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg at Nashua Community College. (Joe Difazio for WBUR)
Lights, Camera, Action. National and international media prepare to cover a rally with former South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg at Nashua Community College. (Joe Difazio for WBUR)
Supporters of former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg line up to see his rally at Nashua Community College. (Joe Difazio for WBUR)
Supporters of former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg line up to see his rally at Nashua Community College. (Joe Difazio for WBUR)
Sanders supporter Albert So has Bernie’s name in lights, outside the Webster School in Manchester, NH. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Sanders supporter Albert So has Bernie’s name in lights, outside the Webster School in Manchester, NH. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Elizabeth Warren takes a selfie after meeting a large crowd of supporters outside the Webster School in Manchester, N.H. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Elizabeth Warren takes a selfie after meeting a large crowd of supporters outside the Webster School in Manchester, N.H. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Alex Stoyle votes in the New Hampshire primary with his goldendoodle Piper at a polling place in Concord. (Joe Difazio for WBUR)
Alex Stoyle votes in the New Hampshire primary with his goldendoodle Piper at a polling place in Concord. (Joe Difazio for WBUR)
Rob Fried, Candace Bouchard and Nate Shurtleff, all of Concord, N.H., and Sheila Chaudary, of Queens, N.Y., hold signs outside of a polling place in Concord, N.H. (Joe Difazio for WBUR)
Rob Fried, Candace Bouchard and Nate Shurtleff, all of Concord, N.H., and Sheila Chaudary, of Queens, N.Y., hold signs outside of a polling place in Concord, N.H. (Joe Difazio for WBUR)
From left to right, Melissa Hinebauch, of Concord, N.H., Deborah Jakubowski, of Loudon, N.H., and Doreen Baker, of Pembroke, N.H., take advantage of the increased media presence for the New Hampshire primary, protest U.S. border separations in front of the New Hampshire State House in Concord. (Joe Difazio for WBUR)
From left to right, Melissa Hinebauch, of Concord, N.H., Deborah Jakubowski, of Loudon, N.H., and Doreen Baker, of Pembroke, N.H., take advantage of the increased media presence for the New Hampshire primary, protest U.S. border separations in front of the New Hampshire State House in Concord. (Joe Difazio for WBUR)
A voter picks up an “I Voted” sticker after going to the polls at Oyster River High School in Durham, N.H. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
A voter picks up an “I Voted” sticker after going to the polls at Oyster River High School in Durham, N.H. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Campaign signs outside of a polling place in Concord, N.H. (Joe Difazio for WBUR)
Campaign signs outside of a polling place in Concord, N.H. (Joe Difazio for WBUR)
Bruce Kent-Susswein, left, of Huntington, N.Y., and Lily Ibanez, of Austin, Texas, are two Northeastern University students doing last-minute canvassing in Concord for presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts. (Joe Difazio for WBUR)
Bruce Kent-Susswein, left, of Huntington, N.Y., and Lily Ibanez, of Austin, Texas, are two Northeastern University students doing last-minute canvassing in Concord for presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts. (Joe Difazio for WBUR)
A voter collects her ballot at Broad Street Elementary School in Nashua, N.H. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
A voter collects her ballot at Broad Street Elementary School in Nashua, N.H. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren brings donuts to supporters at a polling place at Portsmouth Middle School as she makes her way across the state one last time for the N.H. Primary. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren brings donuts to supporters at a polling place at Portsmouth Middle School as she makes her way across the state one last time for the N.H. Primary. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Pete Buttigieg meets campaign volunteers outside a polling station in Nashua, N.H. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Pete Buttigieg meets campaign volunteers outside a polling station in Nashua, N.H. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
William Tucker passes out “I Voted” sticker after people finish voting at Portsmouth Middle School. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
William Tucker passes out “I Voted” sticker after people finish voting at Portsmouth Middle School. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Deval Patrick talks with reporters outside a polling station in Nashua, N.H. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Deval Patrick talks with reporters outside a polling station in Nashua, N.H. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Pete Buttigieg talks to a crowd of supporters in Milford, N.H. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Pete Buttigieg talks to a crowd of supporters in Milford, N.H. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

Monday Night: Trump Draws A Crowd in Manchester

Despite holding a hammerlock on victory, President Trump wasn't about to let primary day come and go without making an appearance in the Granite State. Trump held a rally in Manchester Monday night, drawing throngs of supporters both inside and out of Southern New Hampshire University Arena. Earlier in the day, Vice President Mike Pence, daughter Ivanka Trump, and Gov. Chris Sununu took part in a Cops For Trump event in Portsmouth.

Nathan Legacy, of Manchester, watches a screen before President Donald Trump speaks at Southern New Hampshire University Arena. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Nathan Legacy, of Manchester, watches a screen before President Donald Trump speaks at Southern New Hampshire University Arena. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
President Donald Trump supporters outside the Southern New Hampshire University Arena cheer as he takes the podium. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
President Donald Trump supporters outside the Southern New Hampshire University Arena cheer as he takes the podium. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Police officer Joe Bevere wears a Trump campaign tie at the "Cops For Trump" event with Vice President Mike Pence in Portsmouth, N.H. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Police officer Joe Bevere wears a Trump campaign tie at the "Cops For Trump" event with Vice President Mike Pence in Portsmouth, N.H. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Ivanka Trump speaks during the Cops For Trump event in Portsmouth. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Ivanka Trump speaks during the Cops For Trump event in Portsmouth. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu introduces Vice President Mike Pence on the stage at the Cops For Trump event in Portsmouth, N.H. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu introduces Vice President Mike Pence on the stage at the Cops For Trump event in Portsmouth, N.H. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Leading Up To The Primary: Dems Barnstorm Through New Hampshire

The Democratic candidates spent little time in Iowa after the muddle of that state's caucuses. Instead, they spent almost all of the past week in New Hampshire, holding rallies, dropping by local shops and shaking lots (and lots) of hands.

Bernie Sanders addresses the crowd at Keene State College. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Bernie Sanders addresses the crowd at Keene State College. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Sanders supporters in Nashua, N.H., wave “Bernie” signs. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Sanders supporters in Nashua, N.H., wave “Bernie” signs. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Presidential candidate Andrew Yang speaks at a campaign event at Hopkinton Town Hall. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Presidential candidate Andrew Yang speaks at a campaign event at Hopkinton Town Hall. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Bailey, Elizabeth Warren’s golden retriever, get some attention fron 8-year-olds Lila McGuirk and Juliet Duffield. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Bailey, Elizabeth Warren’s golden retriever, get some attention fron 8-year-olds Lila McGuirk and Juliet Duffield. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Two young children sitting on the shoulders of their parents wave a Warren campaign sign during the candidate's speech at Rundlett Middle School in Concord, NH. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Two young children sitting on the shoulders of their parents wave a Warren campaign sign during the candidate's speech at Rundlett Middle School in Concord, NH. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Pete Buttigeig takes a selfie with supporters at Elm Street Middle School in Nashua, NH. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Pete Buttigeig takes a selfie with supporters at Elm Street Middle School in Nashua, NH. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar greets supporters after her campaign speech at Fair Grounds Junior High School in Nashua, NH. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar greets supporters after her campaign speech at Fair Grounds Junior High School in Nashua, NH. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Vermin Supreme and his pony made an appearance outside the Southern New Hampshire University Arena during the McIntyre-Shaheen dinner. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Vermin Supreme and his pony made an appearance outside the Southern New Hampshire University Arena during the McIntyre-Shaheen dinner. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks at a campaign rally at the Rex Theater in Manchester, N.H. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks at a campaign rally at the Rex Theater in Manchester, N.H. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Biden takes a selfie with a supporter at a campaign rally at the Rex Theater in Manchester, NH. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Biden takes a selfie with a supporter at a campaign rally at the Rex Theater in Manchester, NH. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Presidential candidate Joe Biden poses for a photo with a young girl in his arms at a campaign rally at the Rex Theater in Manchester, NH. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Presidential candidate Joe Biden poses for a photo with a young girl in his arms at a campaign rally at the Rex Theater in Manchester, NH. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Sanders speaks at the Our Rights, Our Courts Presidential Forum at the New Hampshire Technical Institute in Manchester, NH. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Sanders speaks at the Our Rights, Our Courts Presidential Forum at the New Hampshire Technical Institute in Manchester, NH. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
The audience laughs at a joking statement made by Yang at the Our Rights, Our Courts Presidential Forum at the New Hampshire Technical Institute in Manchester, NH. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
The audience laughs at a joking statement made by Yang at the Our Rights, Our Courts Presidential Forum at the New Hampshire Technical Institute in Manchester, NH. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Presidential candidate Tom Steyer takes a selfie with an audience member at the Our Rights, Our Courts Presidential Forum at the New Hampshire Technical Institute in Manchester, NH. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Presidential candidate Tom Steyer takes a selfie with an audience member at the Our Rights, Our Courts Presidential Forum at the New Hampshire Technical Institute in Manchester, NH. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Mike Kruneir was selling the “Faces of the Democratic Party” outside the Rex Theater before a Joe Biden rally. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Mike Kruneir was selling the “Faces of the Democratic Party” outside the Rex Theater before a Joe Biden rally. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Sanders speaks at St. Anselm College in Manchester, N.H. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Sanders speaks at St. Anselm College in Manchester, N.H. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Sanders laughs at a question posed to him during a Q&A session after his speech at St.Anselm College in Manchester, N.H. on Feb. 7. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Sanders laughs at a question posed to him during a Q&A session after his speech at St.Anselm College in Manchester, N.H. on Feb. 7. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
A woman listens intently Sanders during his speech at St. Anselm College in Manchester, N.H. on Feb. 7. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
A woman listens intently Sanders during his speech at St. Anselm College in Manchester, N.H. on Feb. 7. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Warren speaks to her supporters. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Warren speaks to her supporters. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Edward Kimmel, of Tacoma Park, Md., holds up signs for a Warren campaign event outside of Tupelo Music Hall in Dover. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Edward Kimmel, of Tacoma Park, Md., holds up signs for a Warren campaign event outside of Tupelo Music Hall in Dover. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Supporters listen to Warren at Tupelo Music Hall in Derry, N.H. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Supporters listen to Warren at Tupelo Music Hall in Derry, N.H. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Warren greets supporters in the front row following her speech at Tupelo Music Hall in Derry, N.H. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Warren greets supporters in the front row following her speech at Tupelo Music Hall in Derry, N.H. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
The news media lines up for an interview with Warren. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
The news media lines up for an interview with Warren. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Buttigieg speaks to a room full of veterans at the Merrimack American Legion Post 98 in Merrimack, N.H. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Buttigieg speaks to a room full of veterans at the Merrimack American Legion Post 98 in Merrimack, N.H. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Supporters jammed the tiny Merrimack American Legion Post 98 to hear Buttigieg speak. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Supporters jammed the tiny Merrimack American Legion Post 98 to hear Buttigieg speak. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Sanders speaks to the media about the caucus results in Iowa at his headquarters in Manchester, N.H. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Sanders speaks to the media about the caucus results in Iowa at his headquarters in Manchester, N.H. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Howard Wooldridge, a former Texas detective who now lobbies on behalf of universal drug legalization, stood outside of Sanders headquarters. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Howard Wooldridge, a former Texas detective who now lobbies on behalf of universal drug legalization, stood outside of Sanders headquarters. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

This article was originally published on February 07, 2020.

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