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New York — Just minutes after the polls closed at 9 p.m with ony 1 per cent of the vote in Donald J. Trump was declared the winner. He was declared the winner with 54.0 per cent of the vote or 142 votes.
John Kasich came in second with 21 8 per cent of the vote or 74 votes and Ted Cruz trailed in third place with 17.9 per cent of the vote or 47 votes.
If Trump does better than 50 percent in every congressional district, he will gain all 95 New York delegates.
On the Democratic side Hillary Clinton came out with 61.9 per cent of the vote with Bernie Sanders trailing with 38.1 percent of the vote. This is with one per cent of the vote in.
With 50 per cent of the vote in just before 9 p.m., the Associated Press projected Clinton to be the winner with 59.5 per cent of the vote or 594,685 to Sanders 40.5 per cent of the vote or 405,547. votes. At that point Clinton was projected to get 104 delegates, and Sanders was projected to get 85 delegates.
By 10 p.m. Clinton’s margin was down to 14.6 percent with 85 percent reporting. Clinton got 57.3 percent and Sanders got 42.7 percent. The delegate allocation remained the same.
With 96 percent of the Democratic vote in a 11 p.m., Clinton led with 57.7 percent, 989,551 votes, and Sanders had 42.3 percent, 725,300 votes. The delegate allocation was changed to 135 for Clinton and 104 delegates for Sanders.
With 96 percent of the Republican vote in at 11:15 p.m., Trump led with 60.0 percent, 479,588 votes; Kasich, 25.2 percent, 206,411 votes; and Cruz 14.8 percent, 118.020 votes. Trump has been allocated 89 delegates, and Kasich has gained 3 delegates.
With still only 98 percent of the vote in at 3:50 a.m. CT, in the Democratic primary Clinton led with 57.9 percent, 1,037,344 votes, and Sanders got 42.1 percent, or 752,739. The delegate allocation remained at 135 for Clinton and 104 for Sanders.
In the Republican primary Trump led with 60.5 percent, 518,601 votes; Kasich 25.1 percent, 214,755 votes; and Cruz 14.5 percent, 123,894 votes. The delegate allocation remained at 89 for Trump, 3 for Kasich and zero for Cruz.
The next presidential primaries take place on April 26. Primaries are scheduled in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island. Rhode Island is labeled as a “mixed” primary, while the others are labeled as “closed.” Pennsylvania will have 210 Democratic delegates, and Sanders was campaigning there today. Maryland gets 118 Democratic delegates.
Delaware, Maryland and Pennsylvania are “Winner Take All” states for the Republicans.
The following primary May 3 in Indiana could be pivotal. Either Cruz or Trump could win, but if Trump wins this “Winner Take All” state, it could secure the nomination for him.
Sanders is favored to win in this state which carries 92 Democratic delegates. Sanders’ campaign today announced that he has earned the endorsement of United Steelworkers Local 1999, whose members stand to lose 1,400 jobs with Carrier Corporation’s decision to ship jobs from Indianapolis to Mexico. He has also earned the endorsement of two Indianapolis City-County Councillors.