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.
If you need some last minute inspiration who to vote for in the Democratic primary, maybe some famous New Yorkers can sway you. The New York Times asked 10 of them who they are voting for. The list includes Lena Dunham and Spike Lee, so check it out.
The New York Times had one of their reporters grade our New York candidates – Sanders, Clinton and Trump – on how New York they are. Seems like Bernie scored the most pizzas, but the debate is still ongoing. Check it out here.
Clinton vs. Sanders vs. Trump: Who Is the True New Yorker? – The New York Times
As a graduate journalism student at NYU, I have been reading and analyzing a lot of older newspaper and magazine articles in class. That is how I came across this jewel of a 1997 New York Times article: “A Lament by the Hudson, as Trump Eclipses the Moon” by Jim Yardley.
The article describes how a new skyscraper built by Donald Trump obscures the view of the surrounding houses, and in it Yardley coins a phrase that so perfectly epitomizes Trump’s political aspirations that I just had to share it.
“What mere mortal could take away the moon? Who else but Donald J. Trump.”
Both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton cemented their role as their party’s front-runner with seven wins each. Percentage wise Clinton was much stronger than Trump – she scored in the 60ies and high 70ies, while Trump’s highest win was 49%.
Bernie Sanders won his home state Vermont as well as three other states. On the far more crowded Republican site, Ted Cruz won the delegate-rich Texas as well as two other states. And Marco Rubio scored his first win in this primary season by taking Minnesota.
Donald Trump likes to insult people. And he especially likes to insult them on Twitter. But with the rapid fire of his 140-character messages, it’s hard to keep track.
If you are a real insult buff, you don’t need to worry though.
The New York Times took on the arduous job of cataloging all of Trump’s insults on Twitter (so far). The result is a great interactive tool that sorts the insults by people or institutions and links back to the original tweets.
The New York Times editorial board endorses Hillary Clinton for the Democratic Nomination. The board announced their decision on January, 30, just two days before the Iowa caucus.
“Hillary Clinton would be the first woman nominated by a major party. She served as a senator from a major state (New York) and as secretary of state — not to mention her experience on the national stage as first lady with her brilliant and flawed husband, President Bill Clinton. The Times editorial board has endorsed her three times for federal office — twice forSenate and once in the 2008 Democratic presidential primary — and is doing so again with confidence and enthusiasm.”