Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton win big in New York

U.S republican and Democratic party candidates Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton pulled a major upset last night as they won in the New York Primaries.

They answered questions about their command of the race as the front-runners moved significantly closer to their party's nominations.

Their decisive wins usher in a new phase in the 2016 campaign. Both Trump and Clinton have fought bitterly for months to keep their rivals at bay, each slogging through primary contests that exposed vulnerabilities in their candidacies and campaigns.

As of 12 a.m. European Time, Trump held 847 delegates, while Ted Cruz had 553 and John Kasich had 148, according to a CNN estimate. A Republican candidate needs 1,237 delegates to clinch the nomination.
While Hilary Clinton was leading with 1,930 delegates including 1,443 pledged delegates and 487 super delegates. Sanders had a total of 1,223 delegates including 1,183 pledged delegates and 40 super delegates. A Democratic candidate needs 2,383 delegates to secure the nomination.

Speaking to supporters while she was applauded as Jayz/Alicia Keys song Empire state of Minds played in the background, Hilary Clinton said,

"We started this race not far from here on Roosevelt Island," Clinton said in her victory speech. "And tonight, a little less than a year later, the race for the Democratic nomination is in the homestretch and victory is in sight."

While Trump boasted, " Senator Cruz was just about mathematically eliminated."
"We don't have much of a race anymore based on what am seeing on the television ,"
 "We're going to go into the convention I think as the winner."

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