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Trump and Clinton Take New York Primaries

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Winning by a wide margin in NY means Hillary Clinton is back on track to become the Democratic nominee for US President.

Sanders took 104 delegates for the Democrats. Both front-runners are well positioned in DE and Maryland, which also vote next Tuesday. “They know the good, the bad, they know me and they’re tough”.

“Nobody should take delegates and claim victory unless they get those delegates with voters and voting”.

MA superdelegate Steve Grossman defended the process.

“We’re honored to have the strong support of 2.2 million passionate donors who have given more than 7 million times“, Weaver said in a statement. “If the party leaders would like to get together and discuss/debate those rules for 2020 and beyond, I wouldn’t have any problem doing that”.

Hillary Clinton is calling for unity. He was called by a Sanders supporter recently asking if he’d switch his allegiance. He railed against the Republican nominating system, pointing to Louisiana, where he was outmaneuvered by Cruz in the fight for delegates, and Pennsylvania, where the statewide victor gets 17 delegates outright and the rest “are up for grabs”. About two out of five Republicans indicated they were troubled by the prospect of a Trump presidency, with about a quarter saying they wouldn’t vote for Mr. Trump.

Speaking before Tuesday’s primary election in NY – where Cruz finished a distant third with only 15 percent of the vote compared to rival Donald Trump’s 60 percent – King questioned why anyone would go to the polls in support of the Texas lawmaker.

Asked by correspondent Andrea Mitchell if he will concede and endorse Clinton if he hasn’t secured a majority of pledged delegates before the convention, Sanders said: ” Look, if we do not have a majority, it’s going to be hard for us to win”. Trump leads in the liberal Bay Area, but it’s the relatively moderate Kasich who beats Cruz for second place, trailing Trump 39 percent to 25 percent. “But a Trump-Kasich ticket loses to Hillary Clinton“, Cruz said.

Assistant professor of political science Jacob Neiheisel of the University at Buffalo said that while many factors are at play, “having a home state advantage certainly helped Clinton”, as did her prior experience as the U.S. senator for the state.

“You may have heard there was an election yesterday. Donald won his home state”, Cruz said. “Truly a remarkable achievement”, Cruz said sarcastically. Yet the spread could have a huge impact on Donald Trump’s path to 1,237 votes on the first ballot of the GOP convention.

Meanwhile, some of Trump’s most ardent opponents are starting to notice a change. About half of voters said they would be scared if Mr. Trump were elected, according to a New York Times/CBS News Poll late last month.

Griffin thinks Trump is finally listening to someone – that his new convention manager, Paul Manafort, is successfully getting the candidate to tone down his rhetoric.

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