New Hampshire primary results on Tuesday confirm what national polls have been showing for some time: Former vice-president Joe Biden, who entered the Democratic primary race as the party's national front runner last year, has lost that crown.
Mr Biden performed even worse than expected, placing a dismal fifth in the early primary race and leaving New Hampshire empty-handed. The 8.4 per cent of the vote he clinched was well below the 15 per cent threshold he needed to clear to be awarded any of the state's delegates.
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