Trump, Clinton Closer To Winning Presidential Nominations

Wednesday, April 20th 2016, 9:34 am
By: News 9

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are one step closer to winning their party's presidential nomination. Both candidates took home big victories Tuesday night in New York. 

With Tuesday night's win Trump is the only candidate for the GOP who could win the nomination before the convention based on pledged delegates remaining.

Clinton now has about 80 percent of the delegates she needs to clinch. Senator Bernie Sanders was counting on a victory in New York to stop Clinton from doing so. Following the loss, he blasted the state's primary voting system for leaving registered Independents out.

Meanwhile both Clinton and Trump are now turning their attention to the general election.

"To all the people who supported senator sanders, I believe there is much more that unites us than divides us," Clinton said.

"We have won millions of more voice than Cruz or Kasich. We're really rocking," Trump said.

For Trump to win the nomination before the July Convention, experts say he'll have to have big primary wins from here on out, especially in delegate-rich California.