The moment the polls officially closed in New Hampshire, media outlets CNN, Associated Press, and others instantly declared Senator Bernie Sanders to be the winner of the NH Primary.

As of 8 PM ET., Sanders has 53 percent of the vote to Clinton’s 40 percent, though this number will change as results continue to roll in.

Unlike the Iowa caucus, the results are clear enough at this point to project Sander’s victory. This is a triumph for the one-time underdog candidate so early in the election.

Sydney Robinson is a political writer for the Ring of Fire Network. She has also appeared in political news videos for Ring of Fire. Sydney has a degree in English Literature from the University of West Florida, and has an active interest in politics, social justice, and environmental issues. She would love to hear from you on Twitter @SydneyMkay or via email at