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Clinton Slams Sanders In NY Presidential Primary

By Dan Miller & Joyce Vetere Milowski

       Hillary Clinton is beaming after her big win in the New York Democratic Presidential Primary at her Tuesday primary night victory party.
Photos Dan Miller/DMD ImagesHillary Clinton is beaming after her big win in the New York Democratic Presidential Primary at her Tuesday primary night victory party. Photos Dan Miller/DMD Images  Registered Democrats went to the polls on Tuesday, April 19, in the New York State Presidential primary and made it clear that Hillary Clinton was their choice for President.
Hillary Clinton racked up 58 percent of the votes vs. 42 percent for Bernie Sanders with 98 percent of election districts reporting. In the popular vote count Hillary Clinton received 1,037,344 and Sanders 752,739.

      Hillary won in all five boroughs of New York City with Queens going for Clinton 62 percent to 38 percent in spite of huge turnouts at Bernie Sanders’ rallies around the City. Just an hour before the polls closed in New York we caught up with New York City Councilman Paul Vallone from Queens at Hillary Clinton’s primary night party at the Sheraton New York hotel. Councilman Vallone, who was also on the ballot as a Clinton delegate, was confident that Hillary Clinton would take New York State and become the next President of the United States. “Hillary has raised the bar as we all expected her to do,” said Vallone.

     On Monday, April 18, one day before registered Democrats selected their choice for Speaking at her Tuesday night primary victory party Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton told her supporters, “There’s nothing wrong with America that can’t be cured by what’s right with America.”
Speaking at her Tuesday night primary victory party Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton told her supporters, “There’s nothing wrong with America that can’t be cured by what’s right with America.” President in the New York Primary, Bernie Sanders held a rally in Long Island City and told the thousands who attended, “ My experience has been, in this campaign so far, is that we win when the turnout is high. We lose when the turnout is low.  Well, the voter turnout was high and Bernie sanders wrong.

   Hillary Clinton was the clear choice of New Yorkers throughout the state. Democratic voters in Queens chose Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders with 62% of the vote in the borough in spite of the huge turnout at his rally in Long Island City on Monday.
Speakers at Hillary Clinton’s victory party were former New York City Mayor David Dinkins, current New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo.

   Governor Andrew Cuomo standing with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio during Hillary Clinton’s speech at her primary night victory party. Both the governor an mayor spoke before Clinton took the stage to thank her supporters and share her plans for America.Governor Andrew Cuomo standing with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio during Hillary Clinton’s speech at her primary night victory party. Both the governor an mayor spoke before Clinton took the stage to thank her supporters and share her plans for America. “Hillary is a New York Democrat. She is a can do Democrat,” said Cuomo. He went on to say, “She knows that government is about making a difference in people’s lives.”
Following the governor’s remarks Democratic presidential candidate and winner of the New York State Presidential Primary Hillary Clinton came to the stage along with her husband, former President Bill Clinton, her daughter Chelsea and her son-in-law Marc Mezvinsky.
Hillary Clinton called the New York State Primary victory personal. “Today you proved once again there’s no place like home. In this campaign we’ve won in every region of the country, from the north to the south to the east to the west, but this one’s personal,” said Clinton.
Using a line made famous by her husband former President Bill Clinton, Hillary told her supporters, “There’s nothing wrong with America that can’t be cured by what’s right with America.”

    On the Republican side Republican front runner Donald Trump racked up an impressive win over his two major opponents.

   Trump was declared the Republican Primary winner capturing 60.5 percent of the vote with John Kasich getting 25 percent and Ted Cruz 14.5 percent with 98 percent of election districts reporting.

  The Next primary will take place on Tuesday April 26 when voters in five states (Conn., Del., Md., Pa., and R.I. will select their choice for Democrat and Republican presidential nominees.


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