New York Primary Results 2016 Shows Hillary Clinton Dominating NYC But Upstate Feels the Bern
New York favored its own on Tuesday as Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton were victorious in their respective presidential primary elections.
Clinton Owns NYC, But Sanders Rules Upstate & Westward
Overall, across the Empire State, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton defeated rival Bernie Sanders with 58.11 percent to 41.89 percent, or 1.04 million votes to 753,000 votes.
Clinton secured wins across the five boroughs of New York City, although Staten Island had a much narrow result that still favored the former New York senator with 52.9 percent to 47.1 percent for the current Vermont senator. Outside of NYC and Long Island, Clinton won Westchester, Rockland, Orange, Erie, Monroe and Onondaga counties, but Sanders dominated the rest of the state including Albany and Clinton counties.
In a statement to supporters, the Sanders campaign said, "When we started this campaign, we were down almost 50 points in New York -- the state where Hillary Clinton was elected to two terms in the U.S. Senate. We didn't get the victory we had hoped for this evening, but what's important is that it looks like we're going to win a lot more delegates in New York than any state that voted or caucused before tonight."
The Sanders campaign will roll on with events scheduled in Pennsylvania on April 21.
Based on CNN's estimates, of the 247 available pledged delegates -- not taking into account the 44 superdelegates, Clinton won 139 delegates, while Sanders isn't too far behind with 108 delegates. A Democratic presidential candidate requires 2,383 total delegates to clinch the party's nomination. With superdelegates, Clinton has 1,930 delegates to Sanders' 1,223.
"We started this race not far from here on Roosevelt Island," Clinton said on Tuesday night. "And tonight, a little less than a year later, the race for the Democratic nomination is in the homestretch and victory is in sight."
Trump Wins All But Manhattan
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump crushed rivals Ted Cruz and John Kasich.
Across the state, Trump won with 60.5 percent, securing at least 89 of the state's 95 Republican delegates. Kasich placed second with 25.1 percent, while Cruz finished third with 14.5 percent. Kasich is projected to win at least three delegates from New York. The Ohio governor can also brag that he won Manhattan, narrowly, with 45 percent to Trump's 42 percent, all Cruz was far behind with 13 percent.
The Republican presidential candidate requires 1,237 delegates to secure the party's nomination. Trump maintains the delegate count lead with 847, followed by Cruz with 553, and then 148 for Kasich.