It’s up to you, New York – to pick the next U.S. presidential candidates! The Empire state’s Democratic and Republican primaries are on April 19 so find out when you’ll know the nail-biting results of this critical election!
Who’s it going to be, New York? The state’s 2016 presidential primaries have voter asking a lot of questions. Will Hillary Clinton, 68, have a happy homecoming or will Bernie Sanders, 74, take a huge bite out of the Big Apple – and Hillary’s presidential dreams? Can Ted Cruz, 45, and John Kasich, 63, upset Donald Trump, 69, on his home turf? Most importantly – when will you know the results?
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Since the polls close around 9:00 P.M. EST, the full results will be known from around 9:00-10:00 P.M. EST. However, networks may call the election early if one candidate runs away with a landslide victory. HollywoodLife.com will let you know the moment a winner is declared. If you’re registered in New York, be sure you find your polling station and get out to vote!
Will the Empire State “feel the berne?” Hillary is going into the primary with polling ahead of Bernie by 10 points, according to Vox. However, the polls have been misleading before, as Bernie pulled off a major upset in Michigan. Could a victory in New York turn Bernie into Jay-Z, 46, and leave the Vermont senator with an “Empire State of Mind?” Update: Click here to see the results!
As for the Republicans (or the “Notorious G.O.P,” if you will – apologies to the late Biggie Smalls) Trump may be declared a winner as soon as the polls close. Each public poll has him leading Ted and John by at least 20 percentage points, according to USA Today. It seems that Ted’s “New York values” comments have come back to haunt him. Update: Click here to see the results of the GOP primary.
Even though the vote may be over quickly, it may take a while to find out how many delegates each candidate gets. Both Republicans and Democrats distribute their delegates for each of the state’s 27 congressional districts. Plus, the GOP awards three delegates award three delegates per district, the Dems award four, five or six (depending on the district.) Dems also award delegates based on a proportional basis while GOP votes are winner-take-all if a candidate gets over 50%. Plus, the Dems have 44 “superdelegates” up for grabs. That’s a lot of math so it may take a few days to sort it out.
At 744, Donald is about 500 short of the Republican nomination. Ted Cruz is behind at 559 while John Kasich only has 114. As for the Democrats, Hillary is ahead of Bernie, 1,758 to 1,076. With 291 delegates up for grabs, Hillary could wrap of the nomination with an impressive victory. It’s possible, as the state elected her to Congress twice before!
Who do you think is going to win the New York state primary, HollywoodLifers?