2016: Hillary Clinton Wins New York Democratic Primary

imageHillary Clinton decisively won her home-state New York primary Tuesday, shutting down one of the few remaining chances for rival Bernie Sanders to slow her march to the Democratic presidential nomination.

Mr. Sanders had pointed to New York, where he was born, as a place where he could take a bite out of Mrs. Clinton’s formidable lead in convention delegates. He campaigned hard in what became a sharp-edged fight for the state, delivering his call for a political revolution to thousands of people who crowded a series of outdoor rallies.

But Mrs. Clinton, who represented the state for eight years in the Senate, racked up impressive vote totals in New York City, with its diverse electorate, and in its populous suburban counties. Mr. Sanders, a Vermont senator, performed better upstate.

With 95% of precincts reporting, Mrs. Clinton had a commanding 58% of the vote to Mr. Sanders’s 42%.

“The race for the Democratic nomination is in the home stretch, and victory is in sight!” Mrs. Clinton told cheering supporters Tuesday in New York City, appearing on stage with her husband, former President Bill Clinton, who campaigned heavily on her behalf.
She focused sharply on the general election ahead, said almost nothing critical of Mr. Sanders and began what may be a long process of unifying the party around her. “To all the people who supported Sen. Sanders, I believe there is much more that unites us than divides us,” she said.

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