Trump, Clinton earn home state wins in NY

Posted at 4:15 PM, Apr 19, 2016

In the state where Donald Trump built his real estate empire and Hillary Clinton represented in the United States Senate for eight years, the two carried their respective party's primaries tonight in New York. 

Trump has been declared the projected winner on the GOP side. Meanwhile, Clinton is the projected winner on the Democratic side. 

The three remaining GOP candidates are vying for the state's 95 delegates, and margin of victory means a lot for Trump. Trump will pick up at least 86, and perhaps as many as 91, of the state's 95 delegates.

New York awarded Trump 14 of the 95 delegates based off being the overall state winner as he cleared the 50 percent threshold. The other 81 delegates are apportioned to New York's 27 congressional districts. Trump won 26 of the state's 27 congressional districts. The exception was New York's 12th, which represents parts of Manhattan and Queens. Ohio Gov. John Kasich picked up a plurality of the vote there. 

Kasich picked up a handful of delegates as he also kept Trump below 50 percent in several other congressional districts. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz comes away from Tuesday's contest empty handed.

Meanwhile, Clinton outperformed polls that had her winning the state by roughly 10 points. Even though Clinton won the majority of the vote, Sanders won 47 of New York's 62 counties. Clinton racked up her margin with sizeable victories in all five New York City boroughs. 

Sanders has won eight of the last nine Democratic contests, and is within 250 delegates from Clinton in pledged delegates. 

New York and its 291 delegates are divvied in a proportional manner for the Democrats.

Results as of 1:51 a.m. Eastern


Democratic Race: 

Sanders 42%   Clinton 58%
98% reporting

Republican Race:

Trump 60%    Cruz 15%   Kasich 25%
98% reporting