After nearly a month of losses, Hillary Clinton can finally claim another victory, this time in her home state of New York.
The final tally put Hillary Clinton with a projected 60 percent of the vote while Bernie Sanders got a mere 35 percent. And according to (the questionably reliable) exit polls, Hillary’s victory came in a large part from New York’s more senior residents.
This is a crazy split. pic.twitter.com/dVPuMp8vMf— Philip Bump (@pbump) April 20, 2016
Sanders needed to snag a good portion of New York’s 247 delegates to keep up the pretense that he might have a shot, so the impending loss doesn’t bode well for the future the Sanders campaign. Now, Hillary Clinton’s total delegate count comes in at 1,859 and Bernie’s at 1,164, according to MSNBC.
The democratic candidate will ultimately need 2,383 to win the nomination. In other words, Bernie’s run is about to start winding down.