Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders' supporters celebrated his win at the New Hampshire primary Tuesday by borrowing from the Donald Trump playbook. Sanders said he got the win thanks to "Yuge!" voter turnout, "and I mean yuge!," he said. In celebration of the big victory, Sanders supporters yelled "Yuge" in return, and it was an adorable moment.
The Sanders campaign, as the candidate himself acknowledged in tonight's victory speech, has been fueled by energy from young voters, who overwhelmingly support him over opponent and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The Sanders campaign was counting on inspiring new voters to head out to the polls and to attract Independents, who in New Hampshire are eligible to vote in either the Republican or Democratic primaries. It seems the voters showed up to support Sanders when media outlets started to report long lines and record crowds at many polling places across the Granite State.
ABC News reported a big turnout among liberal voters, and said, based on exit polls, 69 percent of Democratic voters identified as liberal and threw their support behind Sanders over Clinton by a margin of 59 percent to 40 percent. Sanders also attracted Independents, who voted for Sanders with an overwhelming 72 percent compared to 27 percent who voted for Clinton.
Here's Sanders giving his victory speech in New Hampshire.
Yuge indeed. New Hampshire was definitely "Feelin' the Bern" Tuesday night.