Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton Win Easily in New York

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Good Wednesday morning. New York delivered expected, but much needed, victories for its home candidates, and The New York Times was there to capture the results and the scene in real time.

Donald J. Trump wrested control of the Republican presidential race on Tuesday with a commanding victory in the New York primary, while Hillary Clinton dealt a severe blow to Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont with an unexpectedly strong win that led her to declare that the Democratic nomination was “in sight.”

Mr. Trump was poised to take most of the 95 Republican delegates at stake, substantially adding to his lead over Senator Ted Cruz of Texas and significantly improving his chances of winning the Republican nomination. Mr. Cruz came away with no delegates, a major setback, while Gov. John R. Kasich of Ohio had a shot at picking up some in Manhattan and the capital region.

Mrs. Clinton’s decisive victory ended a string of wins by Mr. Sanders, and female, black and Hispanic voters turned out for her in especially strong numbers.

The two hometown winners beamed throughout their victory speeches, but it was Mr. Trump who particularly seemed like a different candidate. As he spoke in the lobby of Trump Tower, there were no freewheeling presentations of steaks and bottled water, as in the past. There was no reference to Lyin’ Ted or Crooked Hillary. He called his opponent Senator Cruz instead, and he made no mention of Mrs. Clinton.

It reflected the growing influence of Paul J. Manafort, whom Mr. Trump has empowered with a greater purview in his campaign.

In the Democratic race, Mrs. Clinton was set to win roughly 30 more delegates than Mr. Sanders, out of 247 at stake.

The race for the Democratic nomination is in the home stretch, and victory is in sight, Mrs. Clinton said in her speech.

Mr. Sanders held a rally at Pennsylvania State University in State College on Tuesday night, then flew home to Burlington, Vt., and spoke to reporters just after the race was called.

“There are five primaries next week, and we think we are going to do well, and we think we have a path toward victory,” Mr. Sanders said.

He intended, he added, to stay in Vermont to get recharged and take a day off.