Video: Trump, Clinton Win New York Primary
Donald Trump won a resounding victory in the New York Republican primary with John Kasich earning 2nd place, and Ted Cruz rounding it out in 3rd place. On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton took the top spot by successfully fighting off a challenge from Bernie Sanders. The results page is here.
Here is Donald Trump’s victory speech from earlier tonight:
Report from CNN:
Donald Trump will win the New York Republican primary, CNN projects, notching a major victory as he seeks to reboot and reorganize his campaign.
The big question for Trump is whether his margin of victory will be high enough to clinch most of New York’s 95 delegates, which would make a big difference in his effort to avert a contested convention later in the summer. Trump will have to win more than 50% statewide and in each of New York’s 27 congressional districts to take that prize.
Early exit polls and results indicate he could clear that threshold statewide. With 3% of the vote in at 9:15 p.m. ET, Trump was in the lead at 68.9% while Ohio Gov. John Kasich was at 18.5% and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz was at 12.6%.
“We’re going to end at a very high level and get a lot more delegates than anybody projected even in their wildest imaginations,” Trump said in a victory speech from Trump Tower.
He added: “We’re going to go into the convention I think as the winner.”
Trump will probably end up taking just about every one of the 95 available delegates in New York. We’ll have a full update tomorrow on the GOP delegate count when the final results are settled.
Here is Hillary’s victory speech from earlier tonight:
(Hillary speaks around 15:30 mark)
On the Democratic side, Hillary was declared the winner shortly after Trump, as CBS News reports:
Hillary Clinton was projected as the winner Tuesday night in the New York Democratic presidential primary.
With 22 percent of the precincts reporting, Clinton was up 61 percent to 39 percent for rival Bernie Sanders.
As CBS2’s Tony Aiello reported, the mood was upbeat late Tuesday at Clinton headquarters at the Sheraton New York near Times Square. A live band was playing music as supporters awaited the results.
Clinton’s campaign had cast New York as a make-or-break moment for the Democratic race. A loss in her adopted home state would have been devastating political blow. But a victory will bolster her delegate lead over Sanders and put her closer to becoming the first woman nominated for president by a major political party.
Bernie will pick up several delegates tonight since the Democratic side is entirely proportional in allocation. However, without winning upwards of 60% of the vote tonight, his path to the nomination becomes nearly impossible short of a miracle. Hillary Clinton is sitting in a very good position after this win which puts her in an almost certain position to finish the primary in June with enough delegates to easily clinch the nomination. We’ll have more analysis of the Democratic delegate path in coming days once the full New York results are settled.