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Trump, Clinton expand lead with wins in New York

7 years 7 months 2 weeks ago Tuesday, April 19 2016 Apr 19, 2016 April 19, 2016 11:43 PM April 19, 2016 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Hunter Robinson

WASHINGTON, D.C. -  Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton is picking up a majority of New York's delegates with her win Tuesday over Bernie Sanders.

With 247 delegates at stake, Clinton will pick up at least 135. Sanders will win at least 104. Eight remain to be allocated pending final vote tallies.

Based on primaries and caucuses to date, Clinton now has 1,424 delegates to Sanders' 1,149.

When including superdelegates, or party officials who can back any candidate, Clinton's lead is bigger - 1,893 to Sanders' 1,180.

It takes 2,383 to win.

Sanders needs to win 71 percent of the remaining delegates and uncommitted superdelegates if he still hopes to win the nomination.

Meanwhile, Donald Trump is now the only Republican candidate with any chance of clinching the nomination before the convention.

Ted Cruz was mathematically eliminated Tuesday after Trump's big win in the New York primary.

Trump won at least 89 of the 95 delegates at stake. John Kasich won at least three and Cruz was in danger of being shut out.

There aren't enough delegates left in future contests for either Cruz or Kasich to reach the 1,237 delegates needed to win the GOP nomination. Their only hope is to block Trump and force a contested convention.

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