Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump shows his ballot for the New York primary election in the Manhattan borough of New York City, U.S., April 19, 2016.
Andrew Kelly — Reuters
By Ben Geier
April 20, 2016

In a major victory, Donald Trump has won the New York Republican Primary, according to CNN projections. Trump was widely expected to win his home state, and meeting those expectations will go a long way towards the business man’s goal of getting to the 1,237 delegates he needs to win the Republican nomination on the first ballot at the party’s convention in July.

There are a total of 95 delegates available from New York. If Trump ends up with more than 50% of the statewide vote, and it seems likely he will, he will be given all 14 of the statewide delegates. There are also three delegates available from each congressional district. If a candidate takes more than 50% of the vote in a district, they get all three delegates. If not, the first place finisher gets two delegates and second place gets one.

Trump had had a difficult few weeks, as rival Ted Cruz won a string of contests in caucus states. Trump has a few other favorable contests coming up ahead, though, in Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and New Jersey.


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