UPDATE: 10:26 p.m. EDT -- Hillary Clinton vowed to fight climate change, unemployment and the deportation of children in a sweeping victory speech in her home state of New York Tuesday night after picking up another victory against rival Bernie Sanders.
"To all the people that supported Sen. Sanders, I believe there is much more that unites us than divides us," she said.
Hillary wins leftist but affluent parts of NYC (Greenwich Village, Park Slope.) Weaker in middle class white areas (Astoria, Glendale).
— Josh Barro (@jbarro) April 20, 2016
"There's nothing wrong with America that can't be cured by what's right with America," @HillaryClinton says quoting her husband
— Lauren Gambino (@LGamGam) April 20, 2016
UPDATE: 9:38 p.m. EDT -- Donald Trump vowed to make Americans proud again by protecting military veterans, keeping jobs within the U.S. and building up the military. Trump said there wasn't much of a race left for the GOP nomination, with rival Ted Cruz unable to stop him from picking up enough delegates to win.
"We are going to be so strong again, really," Trump said. "And I just can't wait."
With just a few hours left until polls close in the New York primary election, the presidential candidates started to make speeches Tuesday night both in New York and in other states where some have already turned their attention.
This is the first time in decades that New York has hosted two contested primaries, and while Donald Trump is expected to consolidate his lead with an easy win in his home state, the Democratic race has been intense between former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.
Trump is set to speak at 9 p.m. EDT from his signature Trump Tower in New York City, where the real estate magnate will likely celebrate a comeback of sorts over opponents Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich. He has been polling far ahead of his two rivals and stands far ahead in the delegate count, but Trump has lost several of the most recent nominating contests to Cruz, and his campaign has been beset by concerns over disorganization and staff turnover.
Both Kasich and Cruz campaigned heavily in New York ahead of the state’s primary, in the hopes of picking up enough votes to prevent Trump from winning all of the state’s 95 delegates, but it remains to be seen whether they will have any success.
When Trump speaks, you will be able to watch his talk here on C-SPAN and below.
As for the other Republicans, Cruz was in Pennsylvania Tuesday night and Kasich was in Maryland, both states that vote in the next round of primaries April 26. Cruz was expected to speak at a rally in Philadelphia at 7 p.m. EDT while Kasich held a town hall earlier in the evening.
When Cruz speaks, you’ll be able to watch his rally live here.
On the Democratic side, the battle for New York has been more fiery but Clinton was still widely expected to win the state. She has been leading in the polls for months, and New York’s diversity along with its strict voting rules make it prime Clinton territory.
In fact, despite all of Sanders’ time campaigning and his enormous rallies in New York, the Vermont senator has bemoaned the state’s election laws and seemed well aware this week that he could lose the primary. Tuesday night, Sanders was not watching the primary results in New York. Instead, he was slated to speak at a rally in University Park, Pennsylvania, at 7 p.m. EDT.
When Sanders speaks, you’ll be able to watch his rally below.
Clinton, on the other hand, has a New York primary night party scheduled to take place in Times Square in New York City. She was expected set to speak at 9 p.m. EDT and you will also be able to watch her speech live on C-SPAN and on major news networks like ABC News below.