NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — In winning the New York primary Tuesday night, Hillary Clinton had captured 129 more Democratic delegates as of 11 p.m., while Donald Trump had taken 84 for the GOP.
Bernie Sanders had taken 98 delegates for the Democrats, and John Kasich had two for the Republicans while Ted Cruz had none at all.
A total of nine GOP delegates and 20 Democratic delegates remained unaccounted for as of 11 p.m.
The size of the victories for Trump and Clinton affected how many delegates they received. Each congressional district awards them – Democrats proportionally, Republicans in some cases winner take all.
CBS2’s Dick Brennan spoke Tuesday night to CBS News “Face the Nation” anchor John Dickerson to talk about what happens next in the race.
A CBS News exit poll said Trump drew broad support. Since his loss in Wisconsin, Trump has overhauled his campaign, and on Tuesday night, he was once again was blasting the GOP primary process.
“It’s a crooked system,” Trump said. “It’s a system that’s rigged.”
Trump’s immediate strategy had been to win as many of the 95 New York delegates as possible. When the counting is done in all the congressional districts, top strategists predict he will take between 88 and 92.
And recently, Trump has been on his best behavior, Dickerson noted.
“He’s always said he was going to pivot. He’s always said that he can be more presidential. But it’s only until the loss in Wisconsin that he really did change the management at the top of his organization and now also the way he was behaving,” Dickerson said. “He’s much more restrained than he was in the past, so we’ll see if he sticks with it.”
On the Democratic side, Clinton was trying to win so many of the 247 delegates up for grabs that going forward, the math would not make sense for Sanders.
Sanders said he would fight all the way to the convention, but the question is just how hard will he push if it turns out he has no shot at the nomination.
“It depends first on the size of Hillary Clinton victory – does she win so many delegates or by such a large margin that it just reemphasizes the fact that she has an insurmountable in pledged delegates, and then certainly with the addition of the superdelegates — does that change the tenor of the race?” Dickerson said.
There will be more northeastern states voting next week, including Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Delaware and Maryland. All are expected to favor Trump and Clinton.