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Who Won the New York Primary 2016?

The Biggest Winners and Losers of the New York Primary

The five remaining candidates faced off in one of the most important contests of the election so far: the New York primary. Check out everything else you need to know.

Here's what's happening:

  • Donald Trump dominated the GOP race in his home state, winning with more than 60 percent of the vote, according to the Associated Press.
  • Hillary Clinton also won in the state where she served as senator, taking the Democratic contest over Bernie Sanders.
  • Ninety-five delegates were up for grabs on the Republican side; Democrats were fighting for 291.
  • Going into the New York primary, Trump had amassed 756 delegates, Ted Cruz 559, and John Kasich 144 out of the 1,237 needed.
  • On the Democratic side, Sanders had 1,045 delegates, while Clinton had 1,289 out of the 2,383 needed to win the party nomination. (This count does not include superdelegates, many of whom have pledged to vote for Clinton but can still change their minds.)

Here's what it means:

Here's how the candidates responded:

  • "We don't have much of a race anymore," said Trump, adding that Cruz doesn't have the math to claim the nomination. "We're going to go into the convention I think as the winner."
  • "To all the people who supported Senator Sanders: I believe there's much more that unites us than divides us," said Clinton, pivoting toward the general election and making a play for Sanders supporters.
  • "We've got a shot to victory," said Sanders in an interview with the Associated Press. "We have come a very long way in the last 11 months, and we are going to fight this out until the end of the process."

Here's what's next:

  • There will be five more primaries on Tuesday, April 26: Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island. Follow along with all of our election coverage.
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