Who has the delegates and the way forward after the New York primary? We’ll add it all up with top political watchers.
New York has spoken. For Trump and Clinton the stakes were high. They both needed the Empire State badly, and they got it. Ted Cruz got nothing from New York. Bernie Sanders, after all the thrilling, jam-packed rallies, came in 16 points behind Hillary. That’s a lot. Now the winners want to say it’s over. Victory’s in sight. And it may be. But this year, who knows? Up next On Point: the meaning of New York, the battle beyond New York.
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Donald Trump’s New York Victory Boosts Campaign Heading Into Final Stretch — Mr. Trump cleared the 50% threshold to win all statewide delegates, plus almost all of the delegates awarded in the state’s 27 congressional districts, according to unofficial results reported by the New York State Board of Elections. That result would give Mr. Trump about 90 of the state’s 95 delegates. (Wall Street Journal)
New York Primary Takeaways: Trump and Clinton Wins Highlight Opponents’ Limits — Mrs. Clinton defeated Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont by crushing him in New York City and its suburbs, easily winning black and Hispanic voters and holding down his margins in friendlier upstate areas. Her political coalition simply looks more like the national Democratic base than his does. In a big state like New York that is more closely reflective of national demographics, that is a decisive advantage. Even in upstate cities where Mr. Sanders might have been a more natural fit, like Syracuse and Buffalo, Mrs. Clinton won or fought him to an effective tie. (New York Times)
MAP: The New York Primary by NYC Neighborhood — See top neighborhoods for Clinton vs. Sanders; Trump vs. Cruz vs. Kasich. (WNYC)
This program aired on April 20, 2016.