New York Primary: Trump Wins GOP by Significant Margin, Clinton Beats Sanders

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Donald Trump after winning the New York Republican primary, April 19, 2016.
Donald Trump after winning the New York Republican primary, April 19, 2016. Shannon Stapleton, Reuters

Republican front-runner Donald Trump easily won New York state's presidential nominating contest on Tuesday, moving closer to capturing enough delegates to win the nomination and avoid a contested convention in July.

The New York City billionaire's big victory in his home state gave him renewed momentum in the Republican race and pushed him closer to the 1,237 delegates needed to win the nomination.

Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton also won in New York, which she once represented in the U.S. Senate, blunting the momentum of rival Bernie Sanders and taking a big step toward wrapping up the nomination.