Live updates: Trump, Clinton looking for wins

Posted at 2:15 PM, Apr 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-19 22:07:40-04

In the state where Donald Trump built his real estate empire and Hillary Clinton represented in the United States Senate for eight years, the two were the favorites to win their respective party's primaries tonight in New York. 

The polls closed at 9 p.m. Eastern. 

Based off exit polling, Trump has been declared the projected winner in New York this evening. But for Trump, margin of victory will be key. Meanwhile, Clinton is the projected winner on the Democratic side. 

The three remaining GOP candidates are vying for the state's 95 delegates. . Most polls have Trump winning New York with 60 percent of the vote, with Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz splitting the rest of the vote. 

New York awards 14 of the 95 delegates to the overall state winner if that candidate has cleared the 50 percent threshold. The other 81 delegates apportioned to New York's 27 congressional districts. If a candidate wins with more than 50 percent of the vote, he will take all three of that district's delegates. If he wins with just a plurality of the vote, he will win two delegates, with the runner-up taking the third delegate. 

Opinion polls taken as recently as last weekend show Clinton with a double-figure advantage over Bernie Sanders. Sanders has won eight of the last nine Democratic contests, and is within 250 delegates from Clinton in pledged delegates. 

New York and its 291 delegates are divvied in a proportional manner for the Democrats.

Results as of 9 p.m. Eastern

Democratic Race: 

Sanders 39%   Clinton 61%
41% reporting

Republican Race:

Trump 61%    Cruz 12%   Kasich 24%
41% reporting

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