Fox News, CNN, and NBC News projected former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton the winner of the New York Democratic primary on Tuesday night.
With 40 percent of the vote counted, Clinton leads with 60.5 percent to Sanders’ 39.5 percent of the vote, according to Fox.
Clinton was heavily favored to win her adopted home state, which was viewed as a critical contest after rival Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) logged a string of victories in the last seven primary races.
Campaigning in New York also saw the tone in the Democratic presidential race turn decidedly darker. Clinton and Sanders sparred over what the former New York senator said was a gendered attack on her qualifications, and the two traded barbs in a noticeably tense Democratic debate in Brooklyn, where Sanders was born and raised.
Sanders also caught flak for what many characterized as a botched sit-down with the New York Daily News’ editorial board, where he was pressed for specifics on how he would break up the big banks, a cornerstone policy plan in his campaign. Sanders’ answer was actually very in-line with his earlier policy proposals.
New York carries 247 delegates, allocated proportionately.