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Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton win big in New York

Front-runners Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton both secured decisive wins in their home state of New York

MJ Lee for CNN reports: Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton notched resounding victories in New York Tuesday night, answering questions about their command of the race as the front-runners moved significantly closer to their party's nominations. Their decisive wins usher in a new phase in the 2016 campaign. Both Trump and Clinton have fought bitterly for months to keep their rivals at bay, each slogging through primary contests that exposed vulnerabilities in their candidacies and campaigns.

According to CNN estimate, as of early Tuesday, the two front-runners, Trump, and Clinton, held 847 and 1,930 delegates respectively, while Ted Cruz had 553, John Kasich had 148, and Sanders had a total of 1,223 delegates. To secure the nomination a Democratic candidate needs 2,383, and a Republican candidate needs 1,237 delegates.

Lee continues: “It was a sweet homecoming for the front-runners, who each have deep ties to New York.

Last year, Trump and Clinton -- in wildly different settings -- launched their White House campaigns in New York City. On Tuesday, it was again in Manhattan that both Trump and Clinton confidently declared that they were within reach of the ultimate prize.

In a victory speech in the lobby of Trump Tower, Trump said Cruz was "just about mathematically eliminated." "We don't have much of a race anymore," Trump boomed. "We're going to go into the convention I think as the winner." His remarks suggested he may take a less harsh tone against his GOP competitors in the weeks ahead. While Trump slammed Cruz, he called him "senator" instead of his favorite nickname: "Lyin' Ted."

Right after the polls Clinton greeted her supporters and claimed that "victory is in sight." "We started this race not far from here on Roosevelt Island," Clinton said in her victory speech. "And tonight, a little less than a year later, the race for the Democratic nomination is in the homestretch and victory is in sight."

For Trump his NY victory came as a pivotal moment of his remarkable campaign: more than 9 in 10 Republican voters who said a presidential candidate's top quality is to "tell it like it is" backed Trump, making him overwhelmingly favorite among voters.

Ted Cruz, who has already anticipated the unlucky outcome for him in NY, delivered a statement, calling for the unity in the party and drawing a contrast between himself and Trump. "I'm so excited to share with you what America has learned over the past few months, and it has nothing to do with a politician winning his home state," Cruz said, calling 2016 the "year of the outsider." "We must unite the Republican Party because doing so is the first step toward uniting all Americans," he added. "Let us unite on the things that have always made us great."

“Across the political aisle, the New York race came after Sanders had won eight of the last nine Democratic contests -- a reality that the Vermont senator has repeatedly touted on the campaign trail.

"I think the Clinton campaign and the secretary are getting a little bit nervous," Sanders told CNN after last week's particularly combative Democratic debate in Brooklyn,” adds Lee.

The vote in NY has a special meaning for both candidates and voters. Three of the runners have roots in the city, and the race represented some kind of homecoming to Clinton, Trump, and Sanders. The voters, in their turn, felt their responsibility for playing a crucial role in the presidential nomination process. "It's been an unusual circumstance where New York is one of the deciding factors in the Democratic race, so that's exciting," said Democratic Queens Borough President Melinda Katz.

New York State Republican Party Chairman Ed Cox referred to the contests here as his state's "New Hampshire moment" -- a reference to the New England state's outsized role in the presidential primary.

"This is what the New York state party needs. We need this kind of excitement," Cox said. "We are indeed having our decisive moment in selecting the next president of the United States."

 

By Stefan Paraber for GIA.

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