/Start Here: Sanders, Buttigieg, and the New Hampshire primary

Start Here: Sanders, Buttigieg, and the New Hampshire primary

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

It’s Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. Let’s start here.

1. Granite State primary

New Hampshire voters are heading to the polls today for their first-in-the-nation primary with many still unsure of who should take on President Donald Trump in the 2020 election.

On this special edition of “Start Here,” host Brad Mielke opens the podcast from Dixville Notch, the small New Hampshire community that casts the first votes of the primary at midnight.

Then, FiveThirtyEight Editor-in-Chief Nate Silver breaks down the latest polls: “If anyone other than Bernie Sanders wins New Hampshire, then that’s a big deal, and the most likely to win apart from Bernie is Pete Buttigieg,” he tells “Start Here.”

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