Donald Trump has officially taken the vote in his home state of New York. The candidate cast his ballot for himself on April 19, and a day that started good ended even better for the controversial front runner. We have all the details, right here.
Donald Trump, 69, had every reason to win his home state of New York during the Republican primary on April 19, and that’s exactly what he did. The front runner maintained his lead in the presidential race by beating out Ted Cruz, 45, and John Kasich, 63, to take the Empire State. Here’s what happened in the major election.
Donald totally crushed his competition in his home state of New York during the Republican presidential primaries on April 19. He was projected to win, but he beat Ted and John by a landslide with 62.4% of the vote compared to John’s 23.6% and Ted’s 14.0%. The candidate was able to cast a vote for himself on the morning on April 19, even though two of his kids could not.
This is the first time in decades that the New York primary vote actually mattered. It could have seriously stood in Donald’s way of becoming the nominee if he lost, or even if he won by a small margin. Luckily for him (and perhaps unluckily for many), he ran away with it and secured his spot in the lead by even more.
In a dramatic end to the major voting day, the Empire State Building turned lit up dark red to announce the winner to the city. Each candidate had been assigned a color, and it was Donald’s that decorated the landmark when the results were announced within a minute of the polls closing.
Clearly, Ted got on the wrong side of New York voters when he mocked Donald’s “New York values” in an early debate. Donald has been bringing up the comment frequently and vehemently denied that New York values are something to be ashamed of.
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