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Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump Win New York Primary

The two big winners in yesterday’s New York primary were hometown figures of some sort, Hillary Clinton, who was a New York State Senator and Donald Trump, a New York native, with close ties to the city’s business bigwigs.

This win put both presidential candidates further ahead of their opponents making it harder for them to catch up.

Even with the negative headlines, campaign staff controversies and the blunder of referring to 9/11 as 7-Eleven, Trump walked away a winner last night.

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“We don’t have much of a race anymore, based on what I’m seeing on television,” said Trump as he addressed the crowd at Trump Tower.

“Senator Cruz is just about mathematically eliminated.”

It should be noted exit polls are showing New York Republicans believe Trump is the candidate with the best chance to defeat Clinton in this fall’s election.

Clinton also addressed her supporters after winning the primary, saying this win “is personal.”

She knows if she wins the Democratic nomination, she’ll need Bernie Sanders‘ supporters on her side.

“To all the people who supported Senator Sanders, I believe there is much more that unites us than divides us,” said Clinton.

According to the exit polls, Clinton performed better than usual among voters ages 30-49 (Sanders did better than her with voters 18-29) and was able to keep her advantages with minorities, women and older voters. Sanders still managed to have an edge with younger voters, men and Whites.

The next Super Tuesday is April 26 where states such as Michigan, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Maryland, Delaware and Rhode Island vote.

 

 

Brittney Fennell

Brittney Fennell

Brittney is the Associate Editor of Jawbreaker and a writer who has goals to disrupt culture in ways unseen.