According to exit polls in New Hampshire’s first-in-nation primary, Pete Buttigieg is voted as the best candidate to defeat Trump in the upcoming elections.
The New Hampshire primary is the first in a series of nationwide party primary elections and the second party contest following the Iowa Caucus. It is held every four years as part of the process of choosing the delegates to the Democratic and Republican national conventions which choose the party nominees for the presidential elections to be held the subsequent November.
When asked who has the best chance against Mr. Trump, 27% of voters pointed to Mr. Buttigieg, compared to 21% who said Sen. Amy Klobuchar, and 19% who named Sen. Bernard Sanders of Vermont.
Pete’s Maltese connection comes from his dad, academic John Buttigieg, who sadly passed away in January 2019. John was originally from Hamrun and achieved his B.A. and master’s at the University of Malta before he went to on to pursue his studies in London and New York.
Pete Buttigieg has frequently referred to his Maltese background, particularly when faced with the seemingly herculean task of pronouncing his name correctly- he helps the Americans out by telling them to pronounce it as “boot edge edge”.