Editor's note: Remaining GOP presidential candidates Donald Trump, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, John Kasich and Ben Carson will face off in the Nevada caucuses tonight, starting at 5 p.m. PT (8 p.m. ET). It is the last contest before Super Tuesday next week. Trump has won in New Hampshire and South Carolina and his poll number show he is leading in Nevada. The Las Vegas Sun reports Rubio and Cruz are expected to again vie for second place. - Stephanie
Editor's note: South Carolina Republicans head to the voting booth today to cast ballots in the 2016 primary race. Unlike the earlier Iowa and New Hampshire contests, South Carolina has a winner-take-all system for awarding delegates, the Washington Post notes, meaning the victor will automatically take 29 of the state’s delegates. If Donald Trump wins today, as latest state polling suggests, he will take those 29 (which amounts to more than half of the state’s 50 available delegates) and 3 delegates in each congressional district he wins. Polls opened at 7 a.m. ET and will remain open until 7 p.m. We’re following the race all day, so keep checking our feed for the latest updates. - Imana
New Hampshire (US /nuːˈhæmpʃər/) is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States. It is bordered by Massachusetts to the south, Vermont to the west, Maine and the Atlantic Ocean to the east, and the Canadian province of Quebec to the north. New Hampshire is the 5th smallest by land area and the 9th least populous of the 50 United States.
In January 1776 it became the first of the British North American colonies to establish a government independent of the Kingdom of Great Britain's authority and it was the first to establish its own state constitution. Six months later, it became one of the original 13 states that founded the United States of America, and in June 1788 it was the ninth state to ratify the Constitution, bringing that document into effect.
Concord is the state capital, while Manchester is the largest city in the state. It has no general sales tax, nor is personal income (other than interest and dividends) taxed at either the state or local level. It is known for the New Hampshire primary, the first primary in the U.S. presidential election cycle. Its license plates carry the state motto, "Live Free or Die". The motto comes from a statement written by the Revolutionary War general John Stark, hero of the Battle of Bennington. The state's nickname, "The Granite State", refers to its extensive granite formations and quarries.
Among prominent individuals from New Hampshire are founding father Nicholas Gilman, Senator Daniel Webster, Revolutionary War hero John Stark, editor Horace Greeley, founder of the Christian Science religion Mary Baker Eddy, poet Robert Frost, astronaut Alan Shepard, rock musician Ronnie James Dio, author Dan Brown, actor Adam Sandler, inventor Dean Kamen, and President of the United States Franklin Pierce.
With some of the largest ski mountains on the East Coast, New Hampshire's major recreational attractions include skiing, snowmobiling, and other winter sports, hiking and mountaineering, observing the fall foliage, summer cottages along many lakes and the seacoast, motor sports at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway, and Motorcycle Week, a popular motorcycle rally held in Weirs Beach near Laconia in June. The White Mountain National Forest links the Vermont and Maine portions of the Appalachian Trail, and boasts the Mount Washington Auto Road, where visitors may drive to the top of 6,288-foot (1,917 m) Mount Washington.