Clinton, Trump Find Heavy Support in N.Y.

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April 19, 2016

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton added New York to their win totals and widened their lead over their challengers.

Trump scored an emphatic victory in the New York Republican primary, winning 61 percent of the vote and the support of all but three of the state's 92 delegates on offer. New York is a winner-take-most state, and so Trump's large number of votes cast for him garnered him 89 delegates. Ohio Gov. John Kasich, well behind in the race to get enough delegate support to claim the Republican nomination for President, got 25 percent of the vote and earned the support of the other three delegates. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz was a distant third, with 15 percent of the vote; he got no delegates.

Hillary Clinton won 58 percent of the vote and, because of New York's Democratic Party procedure of apportioning delegates based on proportion of the vote, got 135 delegates. Bernie Sanders won 42 percent of the vote and got 104 delegates.

Both Trump and Clinton continued on what many observers expect to be a path toward receiving the nomination of their respective political parties, with eyes cast increasingly on the parties' national conventions during the summer months.

Trump needs 1,237 delegates to claim the Republican nomination. He now has 844. Cruz is well back, with 543. Kasich, who has won just his home state so far, has 147 delegates.

Clinton needs 2,383 delegates to gain the Democratic nomination. She now has 1,442. Sanders has 1,198.

Trump enjoyed support from all around the state. Clinton's support came from the urban areas, with Sanders getting most of the vote in the rest of the state.

The campaigns move elsewhere in the eastern part of the U.S. next week, with elections in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island.

A complete list of dates for caucuses and primaries is here.

It all leads up to the major party national conventions. The Republican Party convention will be July 18–21 in Cleveland. The Democratic Party convention will be the week of July 25th in Philadelphia.

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