US Presidential Election 2020

A rough start, but too soon for the Democrats to panic

Much remains uncertain after the New Hampshire primary, in particular the big test that's Super Tuesday next month

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Chaos within the Democratic Party fuels a growing sense of dread that US President Donald Trump will coast to a second term.

As the final results of Iowa and New Hampshire did not anoint a clear front runner for the party's presidential nomination, and the liberals and the moderates remain split, the Democrats fear arriving at their convention in July without a de facto nominee. Worse, they fear nominating a candidate who is not viable nationally, increasing Mr Trump's chances of re-election.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 15, 2020, with the headline A rough start, but too soon for the Democrats to panic. Subscribe