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>> tonight new york voters could shift the momentum and change the delegate math. >> right now brawls in the front-runners' backyard. >> she didn't answer the question. >> i did. >> no you didn't. >> i did. >> both party's leaders looking for new leaders. >> lying ted cruz. he does not like new york. >> when donald loses, he yells and screams and stamps his foot. >> who will win one of the most delegate rich contests yet? tonight in the republican race. >> it's a rigged, disgusting, dirty system. >> donald trump, blasting gop rolls for dolling out delegates. >> the rnc they should be ashamed of themselves. >> donald, it ain't stealing when the voters vote against. >> ted cruz aggressively fighting for delegates. >> everybody's been talking
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about who wins what things, this is about delegates. >> in the democratic race tonight. >> it may be inconvenient, but it's always important to get the facts straight. >> hillary clinton now in a no-holds bar grudge match with bernie sanders. >> i do question her judgment. >> president obama trusted my judgment enough to ask me to be secretary of state. >> now, it's time for voters to have their say. >> new york values are at the core of american values. >> new york state hasn't seen a presidential primary like this. >> i love these people. these choosing and the tension is soaring with delegates up for grabs, right
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now. and you're looking at live pictures from brooklyn, new york where there has been high turnout, but the mayor is calling for an investigation because tens of thousands of democrats were prjed from voter lists. >> i'm anderson cooper with a special edition of ac 360. the two democrats and three republicans in the presidential race new york matters more than ever. several of the candidates have a personal stake in the outcome tonight. polls close across the state in less than an hour from now and that's when we'll have a chance to project winners. front-runner donald trump heads into tonight with a home state advantage. he counts on a victory. tonight trump has an important opportunity to widen his lead in the delegate race as he fights to win the nomination outright or a contested convention. there's a lot at stake with 95 delegates up for grounds.
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new york awards those delegates proportiona proportionately, but it's possible for the winner to take all. hillary clinton is hoping for a strong win against bernie sanders in the state where she lives and he was born, but sanders says he might pull off a surprise. these two have been going at each other like never before. here's one reason why. a huge number, 247 delegates are on the line in new york. it's the second biggest prize of the primary season for democrats. both candidates expect to get a piece of that prize since the delegates will be split proportionately. >> thank you. we have our correspondents. they are standing by at key locations, including the candidates headquarters. let's go to jim acosta. big night for donald trump. what do we know? >> reporter: that's right. they want a manhattan says landslide here in new york to
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reset the narrative of this campaign. i talked to a top official inside donald trump's operation who said it is possible they will beat that 50% needed in new york's congressional districts and statewide to pick up all 95 delegates. trump predicted he will top 50% at that event he held last night when he noted that ted cruz did not beat 50% in his home state of texas. i asked his campaign manager about that and he noted the exact percentage cruz won in texas, that is 43.8%. they want to beat that number. they still believe they can get to that magic number needed, 1,237 delegates, but they're starting to plan to microtarget uncommitted delegates around the country and learn who they are and what their issues are so they can start having meetings with those folks and start laying the ground work to capture those delegates at a contested convention later this summer. a little while ago we heard them
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striking up frank sin at raw's new york new york. >> thanks very much. let's go to the hillary clinton campaign headquarters. what's the latest there? >> reporter: the clinton campaign is expecting a big night tonight. they're also worried about the sanders' campaign recently raising questions about whether the clinton campaign how it raises funds jointly with the dnc if that is something that breaks rules. the clinton campaign says it's above board but they're worried that these attacks are something that could hurt hillary clinton and the party in a general election. they're not just worried, they're angry. one source told me many in the campaign were quote pissed about this. look for backers of hillary clinton to be calling for bernie sanders after tonight to look at the long game. as one said to me quote he has to find a way to land this plane
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so it doesn't crash and burn the party. so could tonight bring a miracle on the hudson? that's not what the clinton campaign is expecting, but they're hoping what's been a testy primary of late will get toned down. >> she's getting ready for her speech tonight. let's stay in new york. >> reporter: one of the things we're looking for right now is how much the front-runners are going to be able to really dominate, what the margins are going to be because both donald trump on the republican side and hillary clinton on the democratic side are hoping that they can secure the magic number of delegates for each of their respective races so they don't have a really messy convention fight. new york could be a big part of that. if donald trump gets more than 50% in all of the congressional districts here he will win all
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95 republican delegates. >> that would be a huge feat, not only in the number of delegates, but also in the idea of momentum, kind of the feeling and the narrative of this. when it comes to hillary clinton, it has been remarkable to see the way she has campaigned all through this state in a way that we haven't seen since she ran for the senate ten years ago. and it does show not just how much she has to try to make sure that bernie sanders keeps his delegate numbers down, but how diverse this state is looking into the way this is going to play tonight, even within the democratic party. >> that's right. so both of the front-runners donald trump and hillary clinton trying to fend off the momentum of bernie sanders and ted cruz who the two of them have won a lot of the most recent primaries are trying to cast them aside and push them away so that thedy vesiveness and the contentionness that exists right
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now stops and doesn't destroy their parties and their front-runners' chances of winning in the fall anderson. >> that's true. a lot to watch for tonight as we count down to the end of voting in new york. what will it mean for the gop race if donald trump is able to win all of the state's delegates? we're just getting started. stay with us. it's true what they say. technology moves faster than ever. the all-new audi a4, with apple carplay integration.
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only 48 minutes away from the top of the hour and that's when the polls close in new york state. you're looking at live pictures from trump tower. donald trump will have a statement from there. let's go to john king at the magic wall. the stakes for the republicans are enormous tonight, especially for donald trump. he's anticipating a big win. >> he's anticipating a big win. that will give him momentum back. how big a win when it comes to the 95 delegates at stake tonight because druronald trump the only one that has a chance to clench before the convention. if you talk to team trump they think the worst they can do is 75. they think they can get all 95. getting 75 would get donald trump out to 833 and would put momentum back in his camp as the
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race stays up here next tuesday in the new england states. let's assume a spring board out of new york and then donald trump gets 75% of the delegates next tuesday night. that gets him out to 930. that's a pretty good start. they think they could either get to 1,237 or get close, but think of it this way. we have 930 if donald trump gets 75 delegates tonight. what if he gets them all? add 20. that gets him to 950. what if he does better in these states. look at the map. if donald trump conceivably could be at 960, 965 late this time next week. that's what the donald trump camp wants. they want to end april as close to 1,000 as they can get. you need to get to 1,237, so a goal for the trump campaign try to get all 95, as close to that number as possible and match
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that percentage in the contest next week, but they think by next wednesday morning they could be in the 950, 960 range. >> that's possible. let's see what happens tonight. first, anderson, over to you. >> let's talk with our panelists right here. how likely do you think it is that donald trump could get all the delegates tonight or close to all the delegates tonight and get 1,237 before the convention. >> i think it could happen that he'll get all the delegates tonight and that will put him on track to get very close. whether he gets over the line or not is the question because i think it's absolutely essential for him to get those 1,237 delegates. if it goes to a second ballot when almost half the delegates are unbound, very unlikely donald trump will win. there's a sense of urgency i'm sure about his camp about doing as well as possible. >> does everyone agree that if donald trump doesn't win in the first round at the convention that the chances are he would not win in a second or third
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round. >> i agree with that. i think a large part of the reason is when you think about the composition of who are those delegates, they are party regulars. in my state it's such a strange process, a week from tonight in pennsylvania it's a blind process. you don't know for whom you're voting, but generally speaking they're party regulars who have paid their dues not to donald trump and not to ted cruz and not to john kasich, but to the gop organization. what do they want to do? they want to win. i think that on ballot two through however many it takes it's to the detriment of donald trump. >> these are relationships that the ted cruz campaign has been building over months and months and months. it's very hard to play catch up when you're actually building relationships. so i think if trump doesn't win on the first ballot, cruz wants a second ballot and kasich wants a third or fourth or fifth ballot to give him a shot at it and the trump people acknowledge that and that's why they're trying to get as close to 1,237
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that they can. the question i have is how close do you have to get? there are 200 uncommitted delegates. trump can clearly woo a lot of those people. if he's within 50 or 100, we see in the exit polls that an overwhelming majority of republicans believe that if you're in the lead you ought to get it. so i think that -- >> that's decided at the convention. >> donald trump is making that argument over and over again saying this is the will of the people, he will have certainly more voters, he'll have the most delegates and that listen, if the gop tries to mess with that, it's just proof that the system is rigged. i think for ted cruz his argument is essentially that listen, he can organize, he has the data and the sort of grassroots organizational strength that donald trump doesn't have so that is his argument on that second ballot for the delegates. he also thinks that he might not have such a good night tonight
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or next tuesday he will not, but going forward he will do well. >> if you're 400 or 500 delegates behind it's tough to justify how you become the nominee and most of the polling of the republicans seems to support that point of view. >> we're going to get a closer look in the first results in new york. we're getting closer to the first results. will bernie sanders leave the state with an even narrower path to the nomination. more after the break.
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live pictures coming in from hillary clinton headquarters. she's doigoing to be speaking lr tonight. the polls close at the top of the hour. john, like the republicans a huge night for the democrats as well. very important. >> like the republicans you have momentum with one candidate, bernie sanders coming into
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tonight, but the math in hillary clinton's favor and she hopes with a victory to prove that the math is more in her favor. 229 is her lead right now. the pledged delegate count. what bernie sanders needs tonight to keep it going is an upset. if bernie sanders could win 45/55, he would narrow the gap and the conversation would change if bernie sanders could beat hillary clinton in her home state, but her expectation is it will go something like this, it will go for secretary clinton. the question is by how much in those democratic proportional rules. let's assume hillary clinton wins 247 delegates tonight. if she comes out with a net gain of 225, she thinks she stops bernie sanders momentum and she wins her home state and they believe as they go to next tuesday the clinton campaign
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thinks it can springboard and maybe lose rhode island to bernie sanders, connecticut more dicey, but if that happens, in the cnn count 229 is her lead right now. they think by the end of the month she could be in the 280 range or higher. at that point the clinton campaign they think it's time for senator sanders to stay in the race, but dial it back. for senator sanders he's in the race, the question is this is about demographics. in any state where you have a diverse community, hillary clinton has proven she wins those states. bernie sanders, the only way to mathematically say i'm competitive in this race is not have the map look like this late tuesday night, wednesday morning and to do that he has to change these states by turning around his performance with african-americans and latinos, but the clinton campaign thinks this is how we're going to win tonight in new york and they think that carries over to next week and at that point the math
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becomes insurmountable for sanders. >> this is just delegates. >> she has 487 right now. let's leave them off for now. they think that gets pretty convincing if the clinton campaign can deliver. >> anderson, over to you. >> if the math does become insurmountable for bernie sanders, does the tenor of the race change? obviously he stays in, but does this change. >> i think that's one of the big questions coming out of tonight. this is a closed primary. bernie sanders said those are hard. next week four of the five are closed primaries. time is running out. at what point do you say i'm going to keep running, but i don't want to do anything that's going to damage the nominee's
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chance. does the clinton campaign which seems to me too eager to engage with sanders do they back off and start behaving in a way that kind of gives him his due, embraces some of his issues and really focuses on the republicans. >> every time she tries to pivot to donald trump, bernie sanders gets under her skin and we saw this at our debate. bernie sanders gets under her skin, he kind of attacks her whether it's on wall street or her speeches or whatever it is and she sort of feels the need to kind of fire back and defend herself. >> that's the big challenge here. i mean, if she's going to be the nominee then she has to suck it up and move on. >> she's tried and she pivots to trump. >> a lot more to talk about. there's a lot of anticipation within the campaigns as we wait to learn the winners out of new
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there's not much time left for voters to cast their bal on the. right now we're following a controversy with over 100,000 democrats who were purged from the list. right now the mayor is calling for an investigation. what are you learning? >> reporter: what the board of elections is saying, this is a maintenance purge. they did it over a six-month period and that's how it gathered the 126,000 voters that were talking about, a majority of them, 70,000 democratic voters, they were part of that purge because they didn't vote in past two federal elections and then they didn't return the cancellation notice that was sent to them. 44,000 of those voters, their mail bounced back to the board of elections and thomat's how ty ended up on that list.
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people are showing up today and they're trying to vote and they're not on the list and they're being handed an affidavit ballot. you can imagine how furious this is making some democratic voters, especially here in brooklyn and they took it to the federal court and they tried to restore the right to vote filing a temporary resustaining order and late this afternoon a federal judge denied that request. also furious is the new york city mayor. he says he's going to investigate and the board of elections says it will cooperate with that investigation. >> thanks very much. we'll stay on top of this controversy. let's go back to jake and dana. >> thanks. one of the things that we're looking for in this very, very contentious race on the republican side and the increasingly contention race on the democratic side. we have polls that shouldshed
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some light on this. >> a tale much different on the republican side than the democrat side. republicans are pessimistic. as the republican campaign mostly divided the party. 57% of the republicans believe that this fight between donald trump and ted cruz has been divisive. the fight between hillary clinton and bernie sanders is seen in a polite. 68% believe that it has energized the party while only 27% of new york democrats believe it has divided the party. while we're seeing this infighting right now between the hillary clinton and bernie sanders campaign at this stage of the campaign, we're seeing the voters on the democratic side see it as a plus. jake. >> thanks. i wonder how much of that is a result of the fact that the two front-runners are donald trump
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and hillary clinton. so clinton supporters taking a more optimistic view because they're confident that hillary clinton will do well here, maybe likely get the nomination. trump supporters perhaps very upset at how much the party seems allied against their man. >> i know the clinton people would probably beg to differ, but this has not been a horrible process for hillary clinton. they have had a lot of substantive discussions and she has become a more seasoned campaigner. she's kind of gotten the rust off. on the republican side, can you believe it's only 57% who think it's divided the republican party. we're three months away from the convention and the party chair and the front-runner are going at it almost daily in a public way. can you remember a time when that has happened? >> one of the other issues i think of course is that if you're a trump supporter, you feel as though the party is against you and that people and there's a conspiracy afoot to
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deprive your man of the nomination and donald trump is among those trump supporters who feels that way. >> there's no question. he's continuing to stoke that because he believes it helps him although i have to say there are a lot of republicans who i have been speaking to who say they like donald trump and they're a bit concerned that maybe he's doing it too far because he does need a lot of those delegates that he's brushing off and saying they're rigging the system. >> we have something special for viewers this evening. tonight the winners of the new york primary will have their victories displayed on the empire state building. the tower is red, white and blue. once cnn projects winners, the lights will change to correspond to the colors that cnn is using to represent each candidate. so take a look at this. if hillary clinton wins the democratic primary, the tower will turn dark blue. if bernie sanders wins the tower will shine in a lighter shade of
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blue. same dynamic for the republicans. this is what a donald trump victory would look like with the top of the empire state building in a dark red. ted cruz would get a corral color. if john kasich wins new york, the lights will turn purple. whatever the outcome this evening, new yorkers will be able to look up and see the results. of course the rest of the nation can see it right here on cnn. anderson. >> cool. thanks very much. the voting is winding down in new york. we could learn one or both winners very soon. we expect to hear from donald trump live in the next hour. much more of our election coverage after this. hey pal? you ready?
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welcome back to the continuing coverage of the new york primary. you're looking at live shots over at clinton headquarters and donald trump headquarters. we anticipate hearing from donald trump in the 9:00 hour. should also point out polls close in just about 20 minutes from now. it will be interesting to see how quickly we're able to make a projection. again, polls close in 20 minutes. that's when the voting stops in the state of new york. a lot to watch for at the top of the hour.
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let's continue with our panel. what do you think we're going to learn by the end of the tonight in terms of the democratic race and the republican race? >> the republicans i think have a lot more at stake because donald trump can make a serious step toward getting 1,237 delegates before the convention. >> you think that's possible. >> it's possible, yes. not likely, but he's got to really dominate tonight. i hate to set the bar too high for him. he's run a great campaign in new york and brought in a lot of establishment folks to run his campaign, but if he can win every single congressional district, which is hard to do, then he got every delegate out of new york. for my party everything is proportional. we're the party of participation tro trophies. there's no knock out blows in the democratic party. hillary began with a commanding lead and we'll go on to
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pennsylvania. >> tonight you're going to see is it possible for bernie sanders to finally break through with black voters somewhere. you've seen the working families party which is a major force. you never heard of them, but the working families party is a major force. they gave governor cuomo fits. they have strong black ties. the transit workers with bernie sanders. you had spike lee came out with an ad, every black bernie support supporter. if he can't break through with black voters in new york with that kind of display of force, it means there's something inherently wrong with the political revolution that for some reason cannot attract black voters. i'm going to be looking closely at that tonight. >> if donald trump is running a competent campaign, this should be the beginning of the best two weeks of his candidacy. he has to win big here waand ge over the 50% threshold.
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he has to show he can meet that metric and going into the mid-atlantic states he has to change and offer a unifying positive message. if doesn't begin that work now he will never do it and he will never get the nomination. >> i think donald trump will waywin tonight. the polls show him breaching that 50% margin, but what does this mean for ted cruz if he comes in third and then we look forward to april 26th where there's a good chance he could come in third in connecticut and pennsylvania, does ted cruz become mr. third place. is the dampening of his momentum? i think that's where the stakes are tonight. >> the three words that are going to haunt cruz if that happens, new york state. >> absolutely. >> you get in a place where people didn't like new yorkers, he said people knew what i meant. yes, they did. >> new york was never going to
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be a ted cruz state necessarily. it's not a state republicans are likely to win in a general election. the name of the game for cruz is to pick up delegates along the way and continue to talk to delegates about why they can count on him on the issues. donald trump is going to do what donald trump is going to do. he is going to bash people. cruz has to offer that clear vision. >> one of the greeat things abot ted cruz, the guy is a genius. this guy -- he saw a very long time ago when nobody else saw it that there was a big, big current building and he figured out i can go to d.c., i can crap on my party and i will be rewarded for it. he's the last guy standing with any real chance against donald trump and a lot of the people he o fended are with him. >> he's not doing well. ted cruz should have won a state
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in the southeast. he did not win a single state in the southeast. in addition to that -- he wrote after the entire northeast as well as when he made the new york values comment. the people have rejected him at the polls. they are coalescing around donald trump. donald trump coming out of nowhere and winning the way he is never having been in politics. that's the story. >> trump failed to consolidate his support and he -- he had an opportunity to do that when he was winning and winning and winning and he didn't do that and he lost wisconsin and then he made his own mistakes after wisconsin for a couple of weeks there. he didn't consolidate his support. he suffered from overconfidence and arrogance in the campaign where they didn't organize the way they should have and that's been the real problem for him.
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the problem for ted cruz is if he goes into the convention 200 or 300 votes behind, he is negotiating from a position of weakness. i don't know what you think about that, but the closer that trump gets to 1,237, the more likely it is that he would become the nominee. i don't know what the exact number is, but you can't go into the convention really far behind. >> that's true, but i think cruz is likely -- if anyone can make a good political argument, this is like not only going to the supreme court, this is the best political argument of your life you can make and you say look at my record and everything i've done in my life which he hasn't had a chance to talk much about during this campaign because it's all about lying ted, he has a chance to remind people look at what i did look at the issues i've cared about for so long, look at my record and i think people find that persuasive at the end of a chaotic season. >> the polls close in less than 15 minutes from now in new york.
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we're just minutes away from the top of the hour. that's when the polls close in
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new york and we'll have a change to project the winners of tonight's primaries in the republican race. will donald trump win on his home turf and rebound from his losses to ted cruz. all three candidates in a bitter fight for every single delegate as they likely are headed to a contested convention. in the democratic race hillary clinton is hoping to end bernie sanders recent winning streak and score an important victory in her adopted home state that would bring her closer to the nomination. the campaign now deeper into the home stretch. by the end of the evening nearly 56% of the all of the democratic delegates will have been awarded. the republicans are even further along. 72% of all republican delegates will be assigned after tonight. as we await the results from new york, the candidates are preparing to fight until the last contest and beyond. let's go over to jake. >> thanks, wolf. we have correspondents in new york and other key locations this evening.
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first let's go to hillary clinton's new york headquarters. >> reporter: it's really starting to feel like a party here. the cash bar is open, the wine and beer is flowing. that's a live band that's started up and they're not just one overflow room, but two. we'll see if they fill those up. you can see the clinton campaign is really expecting for this to be a very big night for her and there's really nothing like winning an election in your home state. this is an event that has energy unlike some of her others for sure. if she does win her as her campaign expects it's going to be because of the coalition that she's been supporting all along, but it's been very important to her here in new york. african-american, hispanic-americans, older americ americans. there's no coincidence that she was in spanish harlem trying her hand on some of her other campaign stops where she rode
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the subway. she also visited a senior citizen home here in new york city. these are the folks she is relying on to deliver a big night for her. >> all right. let's go to jim acosta. he's with the other front-runner on the republican side. donald trump in new york city. jim. >> reporter: that's right. we do expect to hear from donald trump in just the next couple of minutes here in trump tower in manhattan. i will tell you that just a little while ago, about half an hour ago, we saw donald trump's campaign manager who has spent a lot of time in the headlines lately, corey lewandowski, he was talking to reporters about what to expect tonight and beyond and he was starting to set expectations about the results to expect in this new york primary. he said how difficult it would be for donald trump to cross that 50% threshold in the entire state to take all 95 delegates.
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that's throwing a bit of cold water that officials said they might be able to pull off that clean sweep. corey lewandowski has been in the news lately not only because of his interactions with reporters, but his tactics inside the campaign. i asked him about some of the changes taking inside the trump campaign, putting a long time gop operative, we're hearing corey lewandowski taking on a smaller role. corey lewandowski's response to a question about that, he said those changes mean that we are growing, baby, in his words. just go back to a conversation you were having about getting o 1,237, according to corey lewandowski we have to get to 1,237 no question about it. >> 95 delegates up for grabs in new york. that's about 8% of the 1,237
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needed to secure the nomination on the republican side. let's go to senator ted cruz. he's in philadelphia tonight. should we be reading into the fact that senator cruz is in the state that's not holding a primary tonight, but in a week? >> reporter: that's absolutely right. the cruz campaign and senator cruz himself not projecting confidence in any way at their chances in new york. we just heard senator cruz already wrap up his speech here in philadelphia tonight. his only mention that the new york primary is going on tonight, a brief mention at the top of the remarks where he said i'm not going to talk to you about some politician tonight who is going to win his home state. he said rather he's going to talk about his vision forward so all but ignoring the new york primary and what he laid out tonight was more of a message of hope and inspiration that we've heard from him before, mentioning steve jobs and the u.s. putting men on the moon. really laying out a new vision
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for his campaign saying piggy backing on barack obama's yes we can, saying it's not yes we can, it's going to be yes we will. going forward the cruz campaign has set expectations rock bottom tonight. they do not expect to win any delegates at all coming out of new york. jake. >> wow, that's an interesting projection. thank you so much. let's now bring in the executive editor of cnn politics, mark preston. i don't need to tell you there's a big debate right now about whom the republican delegates should select at the republican convention in cleveland if no candidate aachieves that magic number of 1,237. what do the voters want? >> well, certainly a divisive issue right now, but when it comes to new york republicans let's look at what they think. more than seven in ten republicans in new york believe
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that the person with the most delegates, whether or not they get to the magic number of 1,237 should become the republican nominee. of course, this is a very divisive debate within the republican party, something that could lead to a contested convention and show the more divisiveness and divisions in the republican party, but let's look at these numbers right here from new york republicans who voted today. three in ten did not vote in support of a candidate, they voted against a candidate. again, another sign of the republican party right now that is fractured and whoever wins the gop nomination will have a lot of healing to do in the months of august, september and october to bring the party together for the general election in november. >> thanks. dana, the poll indicating that a majority, think if no one secures the most delegates, whoever has the most delegates they feel should be the nominee. that's a talking point.
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ruddy giuliani says that's what the voters want. >> it seems to be a big talking point, particularly for people like rudy giuliani who voted for trump. when i was keeping your chair warm on sunday, i talked to reince priebus and asked him this question in a few different ways meaning why not just give the nomination to the person with the most votes. and his mon trau continued to be it has to be the majority. it's not just about the rules, it's about the tradition from his perspective and a lot of perspectives of republican party members. >> very interesting, although we've heard republican establishment figures talk about how they're optimistic there will be a second or third ballot. >> let's go to john king at the magic wall.
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show us what new york state is like right now. >> so you pop up the state, one of the things we'll be using larlt as we try to count the delegates especially on the republican side -- let me pull this out for you. we'll have this congressional overlay because on the republican delegates especially we care about these congre congressional districts. very important for john kasich and the cruz campaign expects to come away with zero tonight. can john kasich make inroads to take delegates away from donald trump. if you look to the state in itself, we're starting with the democrat race here, what are we going to look for? most of the vote comes down to new york city and can bernie sanders surprise us? can he perform now with inner city african-americans, can he do better with latino voters, can he bring hillary clinton's margins down and come back for a victory. >> in 2008 when hillary clinton won new york state against barack obama.
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>> she won it significantly. you want to come to the areas in new york where you have the african-americans, queens for example, she won 60, you come to manhattan, nine point gap there. >> what about on the republican side in 2008. >> the republican side is interesting. the republican side hasn't really mattered. john mccain win big and romney win in 2012. that's why tonight is fascinating on the republican side because the republican race has not mattered in resents history inside new york. what are we going to look for on the republican side, the same thing. these are democratic districts, but there are some districts in new york where a couple of hundred people might vote on the republican side. how does donald trump do upstate. if he's going to get all 95 delegates, he has to carry that's districts up here. let's see if he can sell himself
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in buffalo. >> buffalo, new york a great town. this is a big night for donald trump and a very big night for hillary clinton and bernie sanders. lots going on. the polls are about to close in new york state. in fact, they should be closing right now. with the polls closed cnn projects that donald trump, donald trump the billionaire real estate magnet will win the republican presidential primary in his home state of new york. we don't know how much he will win by. we don't know the delegate count yet, but we do project that donald trump will be the winner in the republican presidential primary, a huge win, a huge win for donald trump. we also have a key race alert. on the democratic side we are not able to make a projection. look at how tight it is. this is an cnn estimate on the democratic presidential primary based on exit poll information. hillary clinton at 52%, bernie


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