Trump Sweeps Every NY County but One: His Own

He wins at least 89 of 95 delegates up for grabs
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 19, 2016 11:11 PM CDT
Updated Apr 20, 2016 6:33 AM CDT
Trump Scores Near Sweep in NY
Donald Trump arrives to speak at a New York primary night campaign event.   (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

Donald Trump needed a big win to regain momentum, and his home state has delivered: With almost all results in from New York's primary, he has 60% of the vote, with John Kasich second with 25% and Ted Cruz a distant third with 15%, according to the AP. Trump cruised to victory in every demographic and in every part of the state, except the one he lives in—Kasich appears to have the edge in New York County, which includes Manhattan. Trump has won at least 89 of the state's 95 delegates, while Kasich has at least three and Cruz—who failed to win a single congressional district or score more than 20% of the statewide vote—has zero. Cruz, like Kasich, is now mathematically eliminated from clinching the nomination before the GOP convention, while Trump's chances have improved significantly.

This is only the second time Trump has won an outright majority, and he scored upward of 80% in areas like Staten Island, reports the BBC, which predicts that his Wisconsin loss will be a distant memory by the time Maryland, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Delaware, all states seen as Trump-friendly, vote next Tuesday. The Wall Street Journal notes that in a development likely to worry his foes, Trump was unusually restrained in his victory speech, referring to Cruz as "Senator Cruz" instead of "Lyin' Ted." (More Election 2016 stories.)

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