Clinton, Trump Take New York

Friday, April 22, 2016 Written by 
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There were no real surprises in Tuesday’s presidential primary in New York.  As predicted, Hillary Clinton won the Democratic primary and Donald Trump came out way ahead among Republicans. 

 

Clinton won 58 percent of the vote over Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders' 42 percent.  The former New York senator actually did better in her home state than predicted, ending the contest with a 16 point lead.  Polls had her at 10 percent.

 

Trump took a commanding lead over his rivals with 61 percent of the vote, followed by Ohio Gov. John Kasich with 25 percent, and 12 percent went to Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, according to NBC News. 

 

Ted Cruz, whose disparaging remarks about “New York values,” caused backlash among voters put him in last place with 0 delegates.  John Kasich, who is too far behind mathematically to win the Republican nomination, came in second with 4 delegates.  Trump’s total for New York is 89. 

 

Clinton and Sanders won 139 and 106 New York delegates respectively.

 

So far Trump has 844 of the total 1,237 delegates needed to clinch the Republican nomination.  Cruz has 559 and Kasich has 146.  Clinton now has 1,885 and Sanders has 1,190 of the required 2,383, NBC News said.

 

Clinton’s wide margin over Brooklyn-born Sanders has her focused on winning the general election.  “The race for the Democratic nomination is in the home stretch and victory is in sight,” she told a crowd on Tuesday.

 

Trump delivered a confident victory speech, celebrating his success and discounting his rivals' chances.

 

"We're going to end at a very high level and get a lot more delegates than anybody projected, even in their wildest imagination," he said during his victory speech to enthusiastic chants of "U.S.A." 

 

The next round of primaries will take place April 26 in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island.

 

 

 

 

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