Trump Wins New York; Will He Get All Delegates?

Race called immediately
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 19, 2016 8:01 PM CDT
Updated Apr 19, 2016 9:00 PM CDT
Trump Wins New York; Will He Get All Delegates?
People enter and exit the Utica Armory to vote in the New York presidential primary Tuesday.   (AP Photo/Tina Russell/Observer-Dispatch via AP)

The least suspenseful part of the New York Republican primary is history: Donald Trump has won his home state over Ted Cruz and John Kasich in a rout, with the race called by CNN and AP as soon as polls closed at 9pm Eastern. Now the big question: How many of the state's 95 delegates up for grabs will he be able to win by night's end? Getting all or most would keep him in the running to secure the magic number of 1,237 ahead of the GOP convention. Delegates are doled out via congressional districts, and for a clean sweep, Trump would have to win 50% of the vote in each district. Early overall returns suggested he could well pull it off: He had 63% of the vote, followed by Kasich at 23% and Cruz at 14%. NBC and Fox are projecting a second-place finish for Kasich.

In a speech to supporters, Trump thanked New Yorkers, "the people who know me best," for the landslide win. "We don't have much of a race anymore," he said of the overall GOP contest. He also credited his "evolving" campaign team, a nod to a recent high-level shakeup amid what the Washington Post calls "staff turmoil" and worries that his team wasn't organized enough about securing delegates. Next up: Contests in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Connecticut, and Rhode Island next week. (On the Democratic side Tuesday night, Hillary Clinton won her home state, too.)

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