The New York primary results indicate that Hillary Clinton has won the New York Democratic primary, according to projections of multiple news sources. The NY primary results, according to AP‘s live data published by the New York Times, show 57.6 percent of votes allocated to Clinton, meaning that Clinton has won New York primary by an approximate 15 percent margin and put an end to Sanders’ winning streak. The New York primary results for the Republican election have already been finalized, and “chaos candidate,” “The Donald” Trump has been declared the winner by an impressive margin.
With the New York primary results indicating that Clinton has won the New York Democratic primary, early exit polls and recent primary results that projected Clinton and Trump as winners of their respective party primaries in the Empire State have been proven right. Along with CNN and BBC, ABC News named Clinton as the projected winner of the New York primary based on vote analysis.
“ABC News projects Hillary Clinton will win the New York Democratic primary, based on vote analysis,” said their report. “With 82 percent of the expected vote in, Clinton leads with 58 percent of the vote compared to Sanders’ 42 percent.”
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders had been on a winning streak since March 22 when Clinton won the Arizona Democratic primary. Oregon Live reports that Clinton’s win according to the New York primary results cannot be attributed to lack of trying on Sanders’ part.
“Sanders, buoyed by a string of impressive victories over the past few weeks, fought hard for Clinton’s home state. He poured some $7 million into advertising, more than double what Clinton spent,” reports Oregon Live.
As the promising results rolled in and touted her the winner, Hillary made an acceptance speech that emphasized her deep, personal ties to the state of New York and the heightened meaning of the results.
“Today you proved, once again, there’s no place like home. In this campaign, we’ve won in every region of the country, from the north to the south to the east to west, but this one’s personal… New Yorkers, you’ve always had my back and I’ve always tried to have yours.”
The New York primary results indicating Clinton has won the New York Democratic primary have not altogether surprised political commentators. Never in the history of the modern presidential election system has a candidate ever lost the primary vote in his or her home state. An ABC News panel discussed the necessity of a win in her home state in Tuesday’s New York primary vote.
“What was at stake for her in New York – because it is New York, because she was a Senator, because it was her home state – [because of] everything we know, the stakes were just higher than for everyone else,” said a panel member. “I do think that a narrow win by Clinton would give us a lot to talk about tomorrow. I think Hillary will be anxious.”
The New York primary results indicating that Clinton has won the New York Democratic primary have also been the subject of discussions about the financing of the democratic candidates’ respective campaigns and recent damaging blows to Hillary’s reputation.
Oregon Live intuited that Clinton’s “retail politics” in dozens of venues across New York state paid off, with results indicating that Democrats found her to be a “more inspiring” and “stronger” candidate for the general election. However, her win of the New York Democratic primary according to Tuesday’s results does not put her out of the woods for the general election yet, according to ABC News.
ABC News’ panel suggested that Hillary’s handling of the recent email network scandal in which she was embroiled damaged her reputation among voters.
“Forty percent of voters said she was not honest or trustworthy, and that was in her home state,” said ABC’s panel of analyses of previous primary results. “In her case, it has to do with her being attacked… but most of it was self-inflicted injury. When you hand out 19 different excuses as to what you did, it just doesn’t look good…”
“If she wants to secure the nomination, she has to figure out a way to communicate that’s a little more authentic and real.”
For now, the New York primary results indicating that Hillary Clinton has won the New York democratic primary are cause for celebration for the NY native and her voters.
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