JEFF JACOBY New Hampshire Republicans sink their credibility ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Voters flooded the polls in the New Hampshire primaries, which had become heated in the final days. Keith Bedford/Globe Staff Supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders cheered during his primary night watch party in Concord, N.H. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump spoke to supporters at the Executive Court Banquet Facility after the results came in for the New Hampshire primary. Keith Bedford/Globe Staff Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders spoke after winning at his 2016 New Hampshire presidential primary night rally in Concord, N.H. Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff Hillary Clinton addressed supporters beside her husband, Bill, and daughter, Chelsea, at her primary night party in Hooksett, N.H. Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff Republican presidential candidate Ohio Gov. John Kasich addressed supporters with his wife Karen during a primary election night party at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord, N.H. Keith Bedford/Globe Staff Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and his wife, Jane O’Meara, watched early results with extended family and friends in Concord, N.H. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff Supporters cheered as CNN predicted Trump a winner as they watched TV at Trump headquarters at the Executive Court Banquet Facility. John Blanding/Globe Staff Jeb Bush spoke during his primary election night party at Manchester Community College in Manchester, N.H. Barry Chin/Globe Staff Manchester, NH - 02/09/16 - Marco Rubio makes his entrance at his New Hampshire Primary Night Watch Party. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Metro, Reporter: Globe Staff, Topic: 10nhgop, LOID: 8.2.1578734139. Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff Pat Spalding, a member of The Leftist Marching Band punctuated the end of the group’s song before they moved to another polling location. She said “We’re here to celebrate democracy in its true form.” Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff Voters waited in a miles long line of traffic to vote in the New Hampshire primary in Merrimack, N.H. John Blanding/Globe Staff Theodore Kraemer, 8, of Bedford, N.H., seemed to have trouble staying awake at Jeb Bush’s primary election night party at Manchester Community College in Manchester, NH. February 9, 2016. Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff Volunteer Henry Simons prepared for Republican presidential candidate John Kasich’s primary election night party at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord, N.H. ADREES LATIF/Reuters Resident Nancy Holmes, 77, handed her ballot to town moderator Leslie Schoof as she voted in New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation primary at the town hall in Hart’s Location, New Hampshire, February 9, 2016. The community of Hart’s Location is one of three tiny New Hampshire towns that cast the state’s first votes of the primary, as the clock strikes midnight. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff People waited in line to enter the Executive Court Banquet Facility, where Donald Trump will speak to supporters as the results come in. David Goldman/Associated Press A couple is seen through an American flag as they walked to a polling place in Nashua, N.H. Keith Bedford/Globe Staff Campaign volunteer Bradley Williams smiled during a primary night watch party for U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders in Concord, N.H. Andrew Burton/Getty Images Republican presidential candidate Ohio Governor John Kasich served coffee to patrons at the Red arrow Diner in Manchester, N.H. Matt Rourke/Associated Press Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton campaigned outside a polling place in Manchester, N.H. Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff Voters cast their ballots at Winnacunnet High School in Hampton, N.H. Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff M. Davidson carried her 3-month-old daughter into one of the traditional wooden booths in Hampton Falls, N.H. Win McNamee/Getty Images A voter left the Canterbury Town Hall after casting their ballot. David Goldman/Associated Press Jim Smith stepped out of a voting booth after marking his ballot at a polling site in Nashua, N.H. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush and his wife, Columba Bush, stopped to pose for a photograph while thanking supporters outside the polling place at Webster School on primary day in Manchester, N.H. Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff A voter placed a democratic ballot in the box at the Town Hall in Chichester, N.H. Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff Voters were thanked for voting at the Baptist Parish Hall in Allenstown. Charles Krupa/Associated Press Republican presidential candidate New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie shook hands with supporters of Donald Trump while visiting a polling station in Londonderry, N.H. Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff Savoring a cup of hot chocolate someone gave him, Chris Dawe said this is the first time he’s had any political involvement. He took up his post outside Hampton Falls Town Hall at 7:45 a.m. and planned to stay there until right before 8 p.m. to vote. Joe Raedle/Getty Images Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump flashed a thumbs up as he arrived to visit a polling station in Manchester, N.H. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio thanked supporters outside the polling place at Webster School in Manchester, N.H.