It was a big night for both Hillary Clinton and Donald trump in New York State.
The respective Democratic and Republican presidential front runners picked up the majority of votes in the New York presidential primary on Tuesday. As a result they will also receive a good portion of party delegates that come with the victory.
Clinton, the former first lady, U.S. Senator and Secretary of State, emerged from New York’s presidential primary closer to clinching the Democratic nomination and becoming the first woman to reach that milestone. Following her win in New York, a jubilant Clinton made clear she was moving past her unexpectedly competitive primary battle with Bernie Sanders and setting her sights on the general election. Of the 247 Democratic delegates at stake in New York, Clinton picked up at least 135 while Sanders gained at least 104.
Trump is also eager to move past the Republican primaries. With at least 89 of New York’s 95 delegates in hand, he insisted it was “impossible” for any of his rivals to catch him and warned party leaders against trying to take the nomination away from him at the convention.
The front-runners now hope to replicate their strong showings in New York in the cluster of Northeastern states next up on the primary calendar.
Clinton was scheduled to spend Wednesday campaigning in Pennsylvania, while Trump had a rally planned in Maryland, as well as Indiana.
SANDERS WINS CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY, 23rd CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
Locally in Chautauqua County – Sanders brought in more democratic votes than Clinton. Sanders received an unofficial count of 4081, not including absentees or affidavit ballots. Clinton, meanwhile, received 3483. That’s significantly less than the 6597 she received from Chautauqua County Democrats in the 2008 Primary, the last time she ran for president.
On the Republican side, Donald trump was the big winner in Chautauqua County, receiving 4648 votes from Republicans. Coming in second was Ohio Gov. John Kasich with 2098. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz came in third with 1838.
Delegates are distributed by congressional district and Sanders was the winner of the 23rd congressional district, picking up 57.5 percent of the vote. Sanders had a total of 27,831 across the 23rd while Clinton received 20,573. On the GOP side, Trump picked up 30,129, Kasich had a total of 15,169 and Cruz finished with 12,200.