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Published on April 21st, 2016 | by Reporters Desk

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Trump and Clinton Take New York Primaries

By Mike Botica, Editorial Intern

NEW YORK — New York, hometown to Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, gave each one sizable wins in the race for the presidential nomination on April 19.

According to the Associated Press Trump took a 60 percent lead over John Kasich and Ted Cruz, both of whom received 25 and 15 percent respectively.  Clinton also beat Sanders, taking in 58 percent of the vote.

Trump maintained his significant lead in the race for the GOP nomination, bringing the total number of delegates to 845.  Cruz sits in second place with 519 pledged delegates, while Kasich has 148 delegates.  Trump is now just 392 delegates away from securing the party’s nomination, with five states soon to vote on April 26.

Clinton’s win in New York gives her 1,930 delegates, bringing her even closer to the 2,383 needed for nomination.  Sanders gained 1,189 delegates as of April 21. He needs to win big to catch up in the race for the nomination.

Clinton’s victory in her home state follows an alleged voter fraud scandal that resulted in thousands of New York voters being listed as ineligible or incorrectly.  An investigation is undergoing by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to determine what happened.

The next five states in the election cycle are Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware and Connecticut.  Most notably, Pennsylvania has 210 delegates for the two Democratic candidates to win.

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