Candidates for the US presidency position Hillary Clinton from the Democratic nomination and Donald Trump from the Republican Party won the primaries in New York State, reported Reuters on Wednesday, April 20 of 2016.
Clinton received 57.4 percent of Democrats after half the ballots had been counted, whereas Trump received 59.9 percent of Republicans, reports CNN. It is expected that the businessman will receive either a majority of the votes or the votes of all 95 delegates from the New York State. The former Secretary of State is expected to win a majority of 247 delegates’ votes.
After Trump had received preliminary results of the primaries, he went out to his voters under Frank Sinatra’s song “New York, New York.” He said that his opponent Republican Sen. Ted Cruz ” from a math point of view is already destroyed.”
Clinton, in her turn, said that “the race for the Democratic presidential nomination reached the final stage.” According to the former Secretary of State, her “the day of victory is not far off.”
In honor of Trump’s and Clinton’s victory the symbol of the New York, the Empire State Building, was illuminated with red and blue lights. If Ted Cruz had won the primaries, the building would have been illuminated with pink lights. For Governor of Ohio John Keysika it would have purple, and for the senator from Vermont, Bernie Sanders, blue lights, reports TASS.