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Clinton Ends Sanders' Streak, Takes New York

Winning margin was bigger than expected
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 19, 2016 8:46 PM CDT
Updated Apr 20, 2016 12:15 AM CDT
Clinton Ends Sanders' Streak, Takes New York
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at the 2016 Legislative Conference of North America's Building Trades Unions in Washington on Tuesday.   (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

(Newser) – Bernie Sanders had taken seven of the last eight states to vote prior to Tuesday, but Hillary Clinton pressed the reset button on Tuesday night: With more than 95% of the vote in, she has around 58% to 42%, giving her what the New York Times calls an "unexpectedly strong win" that deals a tough blow to Sanders. In terms of pledged delegates, USA Today reports that the 247 up for grabs is "a haul second only to California." Clinton will now take at least 135 of those delegates, with 104 for Sanders and the remainder still to be decided.

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"The race for the nomination is in the home stretch, and victory is in sight," Clinton told supporters. But Sanders, who hopes to win states such as Pennsylvania and Connecticut next week, has vowed to stay in the race. "We've got a shot to victory," he tells the AP. "We have come a very long way in the last 11 months, and we are going to fight this out until the end of the process." According to exit polls, Clinton performed strongly among women and black voters, as she had done in other states, while white men and voters under 45 favored Sanders. (Read more New York stories.)

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