After yesterday’s primary, exit polls are showing that both Clinton & Trump have attained a significant push forward in obtaining their party’s nomination to duke it out come Fall 2016 to become our 45th President of The United States.
However, there’s still time for some major upsets. But until then, let’s take a look at some significant points to appear from yesterday’s voting in New York.
After his, truly sad, win Trump declared at his victory speech that his big win in New York is an indicator that if he is denied the Republican nomination the entire election process is rigged.
“We don’t have much of a race anymore, based on what I’m seeing on television,” said Trump, “Senator Cruz is just about mathematically eliminated. ”
And while insane and utterly tragic it is, Trump does have a point considering he is the leading front-runner against Senator Ted Cruz and Governor John Kaisch who haven’t gained much ground against the billionaire who’s riding a winning streak based on platform of racism, bigotry, and ignorance.
Despite my opinion on his platform, the New York exit polls gives an insight into what some Republican voters may be thinking when voting for him: he is best chance the party has to beat Clinton in the fall.
And with the second Super Tuesday approaching—April 26th—Trump is expected to snag even more wins and a further lead from voters located throughout the northeastern states like Maryland & Pennsylvania.
As for Clinton, her victory in New York broke Senator Bernie Sanders’ string of wins along the West and Midwest states as she unsurprisingly snagged New York.
“This one is personal, ” said Clinton, addressing her supporters.
According to exit polls, Clinton was shown to perform better than Sanders among voters aged 30-49 while Sanders once again triumphed among voters aged 18-29. However, it is believed that Clinton’s pull among minorities and women is what earned Clinton her overall win.
However, what is surprising about Clinton’s win is the possibility there was some foul play involved when it came to voters showing up at voting poll stations and finding the simply process to be quite problematic.
In Brooklyn, for example, there was an estimated 126,000 voters who were dropped from the registration list since last fall. Meanwhile, in Queens a voter reported a broken machine and staff at the poll station allegedly instructed the voter to place their ballots into a “slot” for processing at a later time.
In addition, the above incidents, there were reports of people being misdirected to the wrong voting poll stations, reports of broken machines, as well as mislabeled directions on how to vote within several of the stations.
The list of accusations has prompted a New York City to file an audit of the city’s election authorities due to the excessive voting site problems and irregularities.
“There is nothing more sacred in our nation than the right to vote, yet election after election, reports come in of people who were inexplicably purged from the polls, told to vote at the wrong location or unable to get into their polling site,” said city Comptroller Scott Stringer, who has written to the Board of Elections in-regards to the above matter.
Well, as the primary comes and goes from New York the election is sure to be interesting as Clinton and Sanders continue to battle it out (despite what some news media refer to as pointless in-regards to Sanders remaining in the race) to obtain their party’s Democratic nomination in facing off against Trump who probably has his speech prepped as he snags the Republican nomination.