Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton won the New York Democratic primaries on Tuesday, with approximately 57.9 percent of votes and 139 delegates, beating Sen. Bernie Sanders who obtained 42.1 percent of votes and 106 delegates. The former Secretary of State said the victory was personal and thanked New Yorkers, saying “there’s no place like home”.
40 minutes after the Democratic election ended up, Clinton ended winner in all five boroughs in New York City, including Brooklyn. The latter was the birthplace of senator Bernie Sanders, who tried to attract the hipsters and young voters in the region.
However, Clinton won Brooklyn with approximately 60 percent of the votes, said the city’s Board of Elections, according to NY Daily News. The candidate said in a Tuesday speech that because of New Yorkers, the campaign has been the only one —Democrat or Republican— to win 10 million votes.
She added that the progressive tradition has done “so much for America” while she mentioned presidents like Franklin Roosevelt and Barack Obama as examples. Moreover, she mentioned topics such as language and faith diversity, as a “strength” that characterizes the state.
“Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are pushing a vision for America that’s divisive and frankly dangerous. We have a very different vision—it’s about lifting each other up, not tearing each other down. So instead of building walls, we’re going to break down barriers,” said Clinton in New York City.
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— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) April 20, 2016
Bernie Sanders said 3 million New Yorkers “have lost their right to vote”
Senator Sanders, who got 42.1 percent of the Democratic votes and 106 delegates, criticized the New York voting system, on Tuesday. He said in a statement that 3 million independents New Yorkers had lost their right to vote in the Democratic or Republican primary.
“That’s wrong,” the Vermont senator said, according to NY Daily News. “You’re paying for this election. It’s administered by the state. You have a right to vote. And that’s a very unfortunate thing which I hope will change.”
In New York, exclusively people who have been registered as a member of a party, can vote in the primary elections of that party. Other states in the country allow independents to vote in any preferred primary, even if they are not registered in an specific party,
According to analysts, Sanders has attracted independents and young voters. However, deadlines to register as a Democrat or Republican ended last October, and some supporters could not be part of the Tuesday’s primaries.
Later on Tuesday, the candidate took his Twitter to thank New Yorkers and announced his intentions to attract voters in the five more states, that are going to vote in the primary elections in the next week.
The Vermont Senator said in an interview on WABC that he wants to go to California and give “every state in the country”, the right to decide who they want as the Democratic nominee. He also remarked his intentions to attend the convention in Philadelphia.
Thank you to all those who came out tonight in New York! Onward to five more states voting next week.
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) April 20, 2016
Donald Trump won the Republican primaries, analysts called it a “preview of the general election”
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump won the New York Republican primaries on Tuesday, with 60.5 percent of votes and 89 delegates. He said at his victory party to supporters “we’re really really rocking”, according to L.A. Times.
He considerably surpassed Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who obtained 25.1 percent of the Republican votes and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who ended third with 14.5 percent. The latter abandoned New York on Monday and headed to Maryland and Pennsylvania, which are going to vote next week.
Ted Cruz is mathematically out of winning the race. Now all he can do is be a spoiler, never a nice thing to do. I will beat Hillary!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 20, 2016
Source: New York Daily News