Clinton received 2,838 of the delegates at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
In a symbolic sign of party unity, primary opponent Bernie Sanders called the roll call.
“I move that all votes cast by delegates be reflected in the official record, and I move that Hillary Clinton be selected as the nominee of the Democratic Party for president of the United States.” – Bernie Sanders
Later that night, former presidential hopeful Chris Christie went on a tirade against Hillary Clinton. Far from making policy arguments, Republicans this year want to win by sending the other side to prison.
The move is still surprising though, after all Cruz had an almost prefect track-record in the so-called “shadow-primary” that secured him many loyal delegates even in states that Trump had previously won. (But then you need to make it to a second ballot in Cleveland for those to come into play.)
So now we have the unlikeliest of unlikely scenarios: Donald Trump and John Kasich are the only two remaining GOP-contenders.
Seems like there won’t be a contested convention after all.
By now you must have spent the last 24 hours on the moon to not know that Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump each won decisive victories in yesterday’s New York primaries.
With 99% of the precincts reported, Clinton got 58% of the vote compared to Sanders 42%. This 16%-lead means she received 39 delegates more than her opponent, which leaves Sanders little possibility to still win the nomination.
Trump scored even bigger, he got 64.8% and almost all of the 95 Republican delegates up for grabs – 89. John Kasich came in a distant second, with 25.1% and 4 delegates. Ted Cruz – who refused to apologize for his New York Values comments – did not receive a single delegate, because he failed to meet the 20% threshold.
If you want to get all this in more detail, the New York Times created an awesome feature, where you can look up every single neighborhood in New York City.
As you can see, Hillary won large patches of Brooklyn, which shows that having the loudest supporters doesn’t necessarily mean you have the most.
My favorite example on the Republican side: Donald Trump won Trump Tower and the couple of Fifth Avenue blocks around it.
Hit your zip code to find out how your neighbors voted.
At this point, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump seem like the inevitable front-runners. That doesn’t mean that the race is over, though. And it definitely doesn’t mean that you should stay home and watch TV instead of voting in the primary.
New York is worth 95 delegates for the Republicans and 291 for the Democrats, which makes it one of the most important states number-wise. And then there is the added factor that three of the candidates are from the Big Apple (Clinton, Trump and Sanders), which makes a potential local bonus harder to predict. So it’s time to brush up on all you need to know about voting in the New York primary.
And those of you, who plan on not registering to avoid jury duty, know this: Jurors aren’t only drawn from voter registration rolls, but also from lists of taxpayers and licensed drivers. So don’t give up your right to vote, just because you think it might get you out of jury duty.
A Meetup to talk about the upcoming New York State primary election and discuss a strategy to nominate pro-Trump delegates to The Republican National Convention in July. Delegates from each state will nominate the Republican Party’s candidate for the presidency of The United States of America.
Sunday, February 21, 3:00 PM Le Pain Quotidien