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People wait to enter a Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump campaign event during a winter snowstorm in Atkinson, N.H., Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2024. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

A day after Donald Trump won Iowa's caucuses, the race for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination has turned to New Hampshire.

Trump, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley are holding events in the first-in-the-nation GOP primary state on Tuesday, hoping to capitalize on their performances in Iowa. Trump won by more than 30 percentage points, while DeSantis narrowly edged Haley for second place.

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Two candidates drop out after Iowa: Vivek Ramaswamy and Asa Hutchinson

Trump joined by Ramaswamy and Burgum in New Hampshire

ATKINSON, N.H. — Fresh off his overwhelming win in Iowa’s leadoff caucuses, Trump is taking the stage in New Hampshire with two of his former rivals-turned-supporters.

Ramaswamy drew loud applause as he joined Trump on stage in Atkinson, a day after dropping out and endorsing the former president. Ramaswamy declared America to be in “a 1776 moment right now” and attacked Haley in a fiery speech.

Trump called Ramaswamy “a fantastic guy, a very smart guy” and someone who is young and “has some young ideas too.”

North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum was also scheduled to appear Tuesday night with Trump.

Haley says both Trump and Biden are enmeshed in investigations

BRETTON WOODS, N.H. — At the grand Mount Washington Hotel, the crowd applauded when Haley argued that both Trump and Biden are focused on “investigations, past issues and things that aren’t taking us forward.”

“We can either have more of the same, or we can say it’s time for change,” she said.

“We finished Iowa. They were good to us. We came out strong,” she said. “Now we want to finish New Hampshire and come out even stronger.”

U.S. democracy is ‘going through crisis,’ Macron says

PARIS — French President Emmanuel Macron said that U.S. democracy is “going through crisis” and that Europe should prepare to be more autonomous regardless of who wins the November elections.

He also suggested that he’d find ways to work with Trump in the event that he wins another term, despite the two men’s clashes in the past – notably over climate change, taxes and Iran’s nuclear program.

“I take the leaders that the people give me,” the French leader said at a news conference Tuesday, adding that he is prepared to talk to “anyone” when France’s interests are in play.

“I had to do this with President Trump throughout his term,” Macron said.

Macron cautioned that regardless of who wins the White House, Europe should brace for the possibility that U.S. priorities may lie elsewhere.

“They share our values, but it is a democracy that is also going through crisis,” Macron said. He said its “first priority is itself” and that its second is China.

New state, same inclement weather

CLAREMONT, N.H. — DeSantis canceled his first event in New Hampshire on Tuesday evening because of heavy snow.

The governor was scheduled to attend a town hall in Claremont, near New Hampshire’s border with Vermont. It has been snowing here all day, and frequent plowing has been unable to keep the often-hilly roads clear.

The event drew a small group of hardy locals, but they were told about 25 minutes after it was scheduled to start that DeSantis wouldn’t be making it.

DeSantis flew from Iowa to South Carolina after Monday night's caucuses and landed in New Hampshire on Tuesday afternoon. He had been scheduled to visit Claremont and then head to a taping of a CNN town hall.

But travel was so slow to Claremont that he ran out of time to attend both events. Two cars associated with the governor’s team spun off the road on their way to the event. There were no injuries.

New Hampshire Democrat would vote for Haley over Biden

BRETTON WOODS, N.H. — The usually majestic view of the Northeast’s highest peak rising behind the grand Mount Washington Hotel was obscured by snow as voters began arriving to see Haley early Tuesday evening.

Chris Donahue, a Democrat from Holderness, said he wished he had switched his party registration to undeclared before the October deadline so he could vote for Haley. Instead, he said he’ll focus on encouraging others to vote for her.

“I feel like she’s compassionate,” he said. “And I like the idea of a woman leader.”

Donahue, a 56-year-old builder, adamantly opposes Trump and said he finds DeSantis “scary.”

Donahue said immigration is a top issue for him, though he doesn’t know what the answer is. “I’d like to see our borders open, but what’s going on is a little bit out of control," he said.

He said he would vote for Haley in a general election over President Joe Biden but would vote for Biden over Trump.

Thursday's Republican presidential debate is canceled

GOFFSTOWN, N.H. — The next presidential debate has been canceled.

ABC News says the debate it planned to co-host with WMUR-TV on Thursday will not happen.

“Our intent was to host a debate coming out of the Iowa caucuses, but we always knew that would be contingent on the candidates and the outcome of the race,” an ABC spokesperson said in a statement Tuesday. “As a result, while our robust election coverage will continue, ABC News and WMUR-TV will not be moving forward with Thursday's Republican presidential primary debate in New Hampshire.”

The announcement came after Haley said she wouldn't participate unless Trump agreed to take part. Trump has skipped every debate so far.

That left DeSantis as the only candidate committed to the event.

No Republican should be running against Trump, supporter says

ATKINSON, N.H. — Donna Nichols drove from the town of Seabrook with her coworker at a medical manufacturing firm to see Trump in New Hampshire.

Nichols, a Republican, said unhesitatingly that she planned to vote for Trump and declared his win in the Iowa caucuses to be impressive.

Her coworker, Eric Holmstrom from Goffstown, said he changed his registration from independent to Republican in 2016 to vote for Trump — the first time he cast a ballot.

“I felt like Trump was going to be the one to change the system. And I didn’t really care for any of the Republicans before him,” he said.

He said as president, Trump had fulfilled his hopes by changing the system — and then some. He praised relationships Trump cultivated with Saudi Arabia and the entreaties he made to North Korea.

Holmstrom called Haley a “walking PR mistake,” and “a contradiction after contradiction” and said all Trump’s GOP rivals should have dropped out by now.

“Nobody should really be running against him at this point,” he said.

Crowd endures brutal weather to see Trump

ATKINSON, N.H. — Some New Hampshire voters stood for hours in blowing snow and sleet to get inside Trump’s first campaign event in New Hampshire, a rally at a country club in Atkinson.

One woman near the front of the line said she had been there two hours and likened it to being stuck on the chairlift while skiing. She hopped up and down to keep warm under an umbrella and wore a sticker on her jacket that said “Trump Country” waiting for her turn to finally get inside.

Turnout for Iowa GOP caucuses is lowest in almost 25 years

WASHINGTON — Attendance at the Iowa Republican presidential caucuses Monday landed squarely in the middle of the pack compared to previous events from the party’s modern caucus era.

More than 110,000 Republican voters braved life-threatening cold weather to cast the first ballots of the 2024 campaign season, according to preliminary estimates from the Iowa Republican Party.

Attendance this year was the lowest since the 2000 caucuses, when just shy of 88,000 caucugoers turned out to vote. But it did surpass the turnout for every Iowa caucus held from the first modern event in 1976 through 2000.

The highest level was in 2016, when nearly 187,000 Iowans decided a competitive GOP contest. That year, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas won the event with 28%, compared to 24% for Trump.

Haley dismisses DeSantis' effort to troll her in her home state

MANCHESTER, N.H., Haley is downplaying DeSantis' trip down to South Carolina a day after his second-place finish in Iowa's caucuses.

“It really doesn’t matter to me why he went there. I’m sure he had a great time. South Carolina is a great state,” Haley said on CNN on Tuesday from New Hampshire.

She noted that the Florida governor now faced an uphill climb in both South Carolina and New Hampshire after focusing so heavily on Iowa.

“He’s been invisible in both states. He is not my concern. I’m going after Trump,” she said.

When is the next voting contest?

DIXVILLE NOTCH, N.H. — A tiny community near the Canadian border will kick off New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation Republican primary voting on Jan. 23 as the clock strikes midnight.

Dixville Notch has been in the spotlight since 1960, when the owner of the Balsams resort, Neil Tillotson, arranged for residents to vote at midnight, with the polls closing and results announced within minutes. The resort closed in 2011, but voting has continued in various locations. This year, voting will take place in Tillotson’s former home, in a living room decorated with photos and memorabilia from previous primary voters.

The latest report from the secretary of state’s office shows five registered voters in Dixville Notch: three Republicans and two undeclared voters.

In 2020, former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, who was not even on the ballot, won the midnight vote with three write-in votes, one from a Republican and two from Democrats.

DeSantis stops in South Carolina to rib Haley

GREENVILLE, S.C. — On his way to next-voting New Hampshire, DeSantis made a stop in South Carolina to emphasize he plans to take on and beat Haley in her home state.

He asked the crowd of several hundred at a converted airplane hangar in Greenville if any of them could name an accomplishment during Haley’s six years as governor. No hands went up. DeSantis said in Florida, there would have been plenty of hands.

He later told reporters that the door is still open for someone to beat Trump for the nomination and that his second-place finish shows he’s that choice.

“Half the people wanted someone else," DeSantis said, referring to the 51% of the vote Trump captured in Iowa.

Digging in further on Haley, he said she was the reason he did a Fox News debate with Democratic California Gov. Gavin Newsom last year.

“I needed practice debating someone almost as liberal as Nikki Haley,” DeSantis said.

Trump spends the morning after his Iowa caucus win in court

NEW YORK — Trump has a campaign rally scheduled later Tuesday in New Hampshire, but he spent the first part of the day in a New York courtroom for the penalty phase of a civil defamation trial stemming from a columnist's claims he sexually attacked her decades earlier.

After several dozen prospective jurors were sworn in, Trump shook his head as the judge described the case in general terms and explained that for purposes of the trial, it had already been determined that Trump did sexually assault columnist E. Jean Carroll.

In May, a different jury awarded Carroll $5 million after concluding that Trump sexually abused her in a department store dressing room 1996, then defamed her in 2022 by claiming she made it up after she revealed it publicly in a 2019 memoir.

He was not required to be present Tuesday and didn't attend the first trial.

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