Sanders Wins Majority of NY Counties Despite Clinton Victory
Bernie Sanders may have lost to Hillary Clinton in New York’s primary on Tuesday. Despite this, he managed to win more counties in the state than his opponent who cleaned up in major cities.
— Colleen Shalby (@CShalby) April 20, 2016
The Hill reports:
Clinton’s victory came largely from sweeping all of New York City’s boroughs and the surrounding counties, as well as the cities of Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse.
With 88 percent of precincts reporting, Clinton led Sanders by 15 points. She was declared the victor about 40 minutes after the polls closed at 9 p.m.
Her win in the Empire State, where she served two terms as a U.S. senator, was a significant boost as she sought to blunt Sanders’s recent winning streak.
Clinton will take a majority of New York’s 247 pledged delegates. She was ahead by 244 delegates entering Tuesday’s primary, according to The Associated Press.
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