LACONIA, NH (CBS) – Democratic presidential hopefuls are on the ground in New Hampshire.
Pete Buttigieg was crisscrossing the state Tuesday. His stops took him from Nashua to the Seacoast, then the Lakes Region.
“The hope that propelled me into this campaign is vindicated every day, was vindicated in a big way last night when we had a chance to quiet whether we belonged in this effort in the first place,” said Pete Buttigieg.
Senator Elizabeth Warren told supporters at a Town Hall in Keene she feels good despite the bumpy start in Iowa.
“We came out of Iowa knowing it is a tight three way race at the top and that the three of us Buttigieg and Bernie and I will divide up most of the delegates,” said Sen. Warren.
Former Vice President Joe Biden held a rally in Nashua Tuesday afternoon before heading off to Concord. Despite no official ruling, he was optimistic and told voters to be patient about results in Iowa.
He also spoke to voters about key issues surrounding climate change, healthcare, education, and gun violence. Biden slammed President Trump for his divisive ways and was also critical of Bernie Sanders when it came to Medicare for all.
“Now he and the other supporters of Medicare for all won’t tell you how much it costs and who is going to pay for it,” Biden said.
The Iowa Democratic Party is blaming a coding glitch in a new phone app for caucus results trickling in more than a day late. But the campaign must go on, with the top democrats now asking for votes in New Hampshire, a few of them, already declaring victory in Iowa with just 62-percent of caucus results in.
“We received more votes on the first and second round than any other candidate,” Sen. Bernie Sanders said at a rally in Milford, NH.
“They are not complete, but results are in from the majority of precincts,” Buttigieg said in Concord. “And they show our campaign in first place.
Some candidates are frustrated by the slow results.
“I just don’t understand what that means to release half the of data,” Sen. Elizabeth Warren said. “So I think they ought to get it together and release all the data.”
New Hampshire Secretary of State William Gardner said the first in the nation primary is completely different from the Iowa caucuses. He said the results will be out on the night of the election.
“We have a paper ballot people vote with either a pen or a pencil you can’t hack a pencil and the paper goes into a machine that’s not connected to the internet,” said Secretary Gardner.
Voters tell WBZ News they are confident in the state’s system and ready for this final week before casting their ballots.
“Ya I have a couple of people I really like on each side,” said Lisa Cooper of Alton Bay.
“I’m Republican, but I’m not going to vote Republican for president,” said James Driacca of Concord.
“I just want to hear a few more things before I make a decision,” said Dave Lewis of Concord.