Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Trump's Huge Win In New York

Donald Trump was expected to win his home state of New York, but nobody expected him to win the state by such a large margin. He's capturing about 60% of the statewide vote, winning in every county and New York City boroughs with the exception of Manhattan, where John Kasich won by a few hundred votes. Trump should win all but 2 or 3 of New York's 95 delegates snagged by Kasich. Cruz ends the night without winning any delegates.

Trump is the only candidate who mathematically could win the nomination on the first ballot, but there is little margin for error in the remaining contests for him to reach that magical number. Trump has to make clean sweeps in Pennsylvania, Indiana, New Jersey, Maryland, West Virginia and California to have a fighting chance to win the nomination on the first ballot.

Hillary Clinton staved off a strong challenge from Bernie Sanders. She carried the Empire State which she now calls home with about 58% of the vote. Sanders, a Brooklyn native, performed well in upstate New York, but Clinton mopped the floor with him in the greater New York City area. Clinton will walk away with a big majority of the state's 291 delegates. There is no path to victory for Sanders at this point.


Anonymous said...

Democrats had the opportunity to nominate a truly great candidate, and instead they chose an unpopular criminal who will do nothing but continue the downward spiral this country has been on for the last 40 years.

Flogger said...

If Clinton is elected the Clinton's will make sure they are first in line in the looting of America.

Nobody ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public.

H. L. Mencken
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Sir Hailstone said...

With the TV buys Sanders is doing here at present and with the superdelegates in the can for Hillary, is Bernie trying for some scorched earth scenario where he divides the Dems into a "minorities and union" party and a "hammer and sickle" party? Keeping in mind that Bernie isn't a Democrat in the first place - he's only running as a Democrat for convenience.