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know he says crazy things but he's the right man for us right now. wolf? >> jason carroll, thanks very much. anderson and i will be back at 8:00 p.m. eastern with a special edition of "360" the beginning of the special election coverage. erin burnett "outfront" starts right now. good evening. i'm erin burnett. welcome to the viewers in the united states and around the world. we begin with breaking news. voting underway in new york. tonight crucial for both parties, donald trump and hillary clinton need major wins in hour home state. also breaking in brooklyn, the new york comptroller says more than 125,000 voters were just removed completely obliterated off of the voter rolls and adds to reports of voters having
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trouble accessing voting sites. this could be significant in a tight race tonight. much more on that throughout the hour as that news breaks. new york in the meantime is one of the biggest prizes in the race. 247 delegates up for grabs for the democrats, 95 on the republican side. >> who are you voting for? >> easy decision. >> a sweeping victory could put him within reach of clinching the nomination in july. >> great support. you see all the people there, all positive. >> ted cruz is campaigning in pennsylvania today taking to talk radio to slam trump over his repeated claim that the system when it comes to the dell get selection process is rigged against trump. >> donald trump's campaign does not know how to organize. the campaign doesn't know what they are doing. >> doesn't know what they are
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doing. i'm joined tonight but our panel, our team in the studio and reporters in the field at the polling stations around the state. we're covering this primary from every angle. we begin with jim acosta. jim, donald trump expecting a big night. the question is just how big. i know you had a chance to speak to the trump campaign and what are they saying to you? >> feels good to be home for donald trump, hoping the gpo front runner will hit that key in the congressional districts across new york to rack up the 95 delegates. it's a big haul. they don't see it as a disaster if he doesn't get there tonight. a top delegate advisor tells me the campaign believes donald trump is entered a new turning point in this campaign away from the caucus states that favored ted cruz and into terrain that favors donald trump, especially the northeast where with retonight. the adviser i was talking to said this belief inside the
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campaign right now is donald trump can get, yes, can get to that magic number of 1237 delegates. it does sound daunting but just in case he fails, they are starting to lay the groundwork, i'm told to start micro targeting as it's described to me individual uncommitted delegates at the convention this summer. they are asking for sit down meetings, trying to get to know individual issues and this is happening, as you know, as sources are saying the campaign manager had his role reduced. we know he's basically sharing leadership of the campaign with convention manager described by one source as trump's secretary of defense and state rolled into one. there is a chief of staff role but one sources says they want to know his role but donald trump earlier today, erin, said the reorganization of the campaign is going smoothly.
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>> i want to go to the cruz campaign in philadelphia tonight. obviously a big statement on it's face, he's not in new york getting ready to speak where you are, not even waiting until the polls close. >> reporter: that's absolutely right. not even waiting for the results from new york to come back, erin, and clearly a move to get out front of the results on a night that the cruz campaign is not projecting one ounce of confidence in how they will come out and while ted cruz and they went after donald trump in a pointed way, aids do not expect the same tone later tonight in philadelphia. a top cruz campaign official tells me that the senator's speech will be less about donald trump and more about the future in this speech later here he'll talk about what it means to be a republican and why he is the best opportunity for republican voters to vote for a republican going forward. another aid saying this is not going to be a donald trump
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indictment tonight. that is not for tonight. tonight is looking ahead towards the future, erin. >> that's what ted cruz desperately wants to do tonight. "outfront" now our panel that will be with us the whole hour, our hillary clinton supporter, bernie sanders supporter and republican strategist anna navarro and jeffrey lord, dana bash, ryan lizza, and john avalon. the delegate hall is big. it's not just that it's a crucial state because no one is a majority. texas and florida so far have had more and only california will have more in the future, new york truly matters. >> new york truly matters and you've got two hometown candidates, donald trump and hillary clinton trying to get the distance in the count they need. that is a state more
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representative than people think. it is a state where independents out number republicans and donald trump will be a great test to see how he can appeal to western new york. hillary clinton, how much a liberal tie to voters can she build a broad coalition, this is a street fight state. >> street fight state. there is 95 at stake and you win more than 50% of the state, you get some but not all of them. you have to win in every district. the trump campaign said look, we'll do well. 85. can he do that? >> sure, it's entirely possible but means he's going to have a have a very, very good night. because as you said, new york is more complicated on the democratic said but complicated on the republican side in that there is going to be contest for the overall state if he gets 50%. he'll get the delegates for that but each congressional district, 27 of them is three delegates,
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so they are individual races and working hard. >> they came in, he took a couple days off and focused on new york. look, the only trump realistically that can get the nomination before the convention with the 1237 delegates, he needs the delegates in new york. can he get all 95. they don't want to set them that high, but is it possible? >> possible but i would argue it's more about delegates but trump regaining momentum. a few weeks ago he seemed to be on the ropes and self-destructive and we wondered does he want to be president? the momentum shifted toward cruz and cruz did take advantage of the moment. he didn't squeeze upon the moment and trump is allowed to come back. if he wins big tonight, this is five primaries. trump crowd win all five and he would definitely have received
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some momentum and i think if he falls short of the required number, he would be a much stronger candidate going into the convention. >> on that number of falling short, the exit polls, we have a feel of what viewers, voters are saying. exit polls show three-quarters of voters today say if no candidate wins the majority, the one with the most support, should be the nominee. in wisconsin that figure was 55%. >> yeah. >> cruz won wisconsin. now it's three quarters. bodes well for donald trump tonight. it's a significant statement, though, from voters. >> right. it's a significant statement from trump voters more likely. these are his people in new york and they are saying -- >> yes. >> the majority of the delegates, of course, he should get the nomination in wisconsin because cruz won. this, you know, on the delegate map, this is the state where he needs to sweep. right? single best opportunity to get a huge chunk of delegates is here in new york. this should be trump's best state of the entire primary. it's the first state, i think the first state primary where he
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will -- he's likely to get over 50%. so, you know, every single delegate counts. he's getting the clock cleaned on the ground in the state and county level complicated delega delegate. this is his moment. this is his turning point. this is extremely resistant. a victory in one state gets you nothing in the next. this race is very much about demographics. you can look at a state, see the demographics and we can tell you who will win. >> what do you say about the importance of new york? this is the argument ted cruz uses against donald trump. he's not getting over 50%, he's not getting over 50%. >> it's important and it's the important because next week we come to pennsylvania and several other states in the northeast, mid atlantic and this can help build donald trump's momentum and to ryan's point, then you're
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talking more than just one state. you're talking to several states and one of the other things that is in play is if donald trump were the nominee, there is no question in my mind he would carry ted cruz' home state of texas. if ted cruz is the nominee, i'm not sure he could carry donald trump's state of new york so to see how well he's doing -- >> donald trump -- >> my question -- >> anna, let me give you the last word. could donald trump carry new york? >> i don't think so. let me tell you something, the one thing i've learned in the last ten months is to one, not over estimate hillary clinton who has shown herself to be a very weak candidate with an enormous amount of vulnerability and not to under estimate donald trump who surprised us all. i will say to you about this number of republicans talking about if he wins, the most votes he should be the nominee. let's remember, folks, the year 2000 when al gore won more votes but all about electoral votes. there are rules. there are systems. >> look at the bitterness it
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left. it ripped apart the political system. >> the republican president for eight years. it might be -- if we want to change the rules, we change -- we maybe need a lot at some point and i would argue both parties need it because superdelegates are the epitome of establishment. >> let's take a quick break. superdelegates are a crucial part of the story and we'll talk to hillary clinton's campaign manager in a minute. next, the live pictures of a penn state crowd in pennsylvania. bernie sanders taking the stage. we'll go there live and ted cruz expected to speak at any moment in philadelphia. he'll be on that stage. you're looking live speaking before the polls close in new york and the breaking news as we count you down. reports of problems at the polls in brooklyn could be significant. the comptroller is weighing in saying more than 125,000 voters already effected. more on that in a moment.
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live claritin clear, with claritin-d. breaking news, less than two hours away from the polls closing, a crucial primary. 247 delegates and hillary clinton and bernie sanders called home. sanders is already in pennsylvania for a crowd at penn state. let's listen in for a moment. >> in 2008 in the primary there
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by 17 points, despite the fact that the entire virtually the entire new york poll knit lil democratic was standing with her we're going to do just fine tonight in new york. >> bernie! bernie! bernie! bernie! >> the and reason that we're going to do as well as we will is because we're doing something pretty radical in contemporary american politics. we are telling the truth. and the truth is whether you're
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conservative, progressive or moderate is you have a corrupt campaign finance system which is undermining american democracy. >> jeff zeleny is out front from state college, pennsylvania where bernie sanders is speakin course, jeff, bern dmie sanders talking to crowds in pennsylvania. is that a sign he's conceding new york. he just said obviously we'll do just fine tonight. what does that mean? >> erin, no question the sanders campaign is looking forward to pennsylvania. sanders aids do not expect a victory tonight in new york and if senator sanders was just explaining why. he said some 28% of voters in new york who would have voted for independent voters not able to vote today because it's a closed primary. he was talking specifically about voting irregularities and said they will keep their eye on then and watch them carefully.
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there is no question the sanders campaign is capitalizing on the momentum. you can see behind me some 7,000 or so. they believe pennsylvania is a better state for them. erin, the problem if he does not win, if he does not have a tight margin, we have a question how does he go forward? how does he have the math to go forward here? that's the question tonight senator sanders will certainly be answering if he does not do well in new york. >> jeff zeleny, thank you. john, thank you very much for being with me. you just heard jeff zeleny and bernie sanders talking about the irregularities out of the comptroller in new york. 125,000 voters in brooklyn erased off the voter rolls. he's also saying nearly 30% of people couldn't vote because they are independents. could these cost bernie sanders the election in new york tonight? >> look, we'll win tonight, erin. a week ago, he knew what the
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rules were and said he would win. tonight we're going to win because the voters of new york know hillary. they know what she does. they know that she delivers. they have seen her in action and, you know, when he wins these very low turnout caucuses, we don't complain about the rules. we know the rules and compete hard for the delegates we get. i think he just is trying to set expectations tonight but he came here saying he was going to win and i don't think he's going to do that tonight. >> do you think the 125,000 votes in brooklyn will matter? >> well, look, i'm concerned about that. you know, we've been ahead in the polls so a good chunk of those voters are probably our voters because we've been leading in new york all along, and i know the mayor's addressed this, the comptrollers addressed it. we want to see everybody vote and everybody have an opportunity to vote. that's why we joined the dnc when they sued the state of
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arizona for the long lines there. senator sanders came and joined, as well, after we did. we want to make sure people have the right to vote and so if there is a problem here in new york, then hopefully authorities in new york will clean it up. we set the rules here. we came here to compete and that's what we're doing and i think we'll do very well tonight. >> now you said you're sure of a win tonight. if secretary clinton wins tonight, john, do you think that bernie sanders should step aside? is it time. >> no. to campaign but after tonight and after the contest april 26th we'll have a popular vote and we'll have lead amongst pledged delegates that will answer he's going to have to decide how he runs. does he continue on the personal attacks or does he get back to
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the campaign that said he wanted to run on that in the beginning. but that's his choice and we fully expect him to stay in the race. >> a crucial question on that front, a recent poll, 25% say there is no situation under which they would vote for hillary clinton. that is perhaps troubling. and on top of that, among all the voters not just democrats, an nbc wall street journal poll says register voters said they would not support hillary clinton. what do you do to turn those numbers around? >> higher numbers said they wouldn't support trump or cruz so at the end of the day, if you look back at a high eer percente of voters said they wouldn't support president obama. she endorsed him and asked the convention to nominate him by acclamation, which they did. she campaigned for him and
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encouraged supporters to go out and vote for him and, you know, i think we can bring this party together and deliver a victory because the steaks are so high. i pamean, the idea this country will elect someone as dangerous as donald trump is beyond the pail. we'll have to bring people in to make sure we win in november. >> very important night, bernie sanders supporter, john says he's got it. he's got it tonight and they think for sure if not tonight by next week. >> the first thing is i don't want to gloss over the fact we lost 125,000 voters here and that's disinfranchisement and for the democratic party, the process throughout the campaign is embarrassing. we have people lining up in utah where they didn't plan properly and people in arizona. it's an embarrassment. whoever wins this nomination, we
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have to come to the convention to have a commitment to fix the process so we encourage people to vote. the issue about the closed primary is we need to have same-day registration. people have to register back in october to participate in the election now. >> right. >> and i think that's not good for the democratic party. we're not encouraging working to come into the process. >> quick -- >> on the -- >> but -- >> no, no, no -- >> lord -- >> now coming out, coming out of here, you asked what's going to happen. bernie will go to the convention. he already -- the lead is now, clinton's lead is 194. he netted 24 delegates in second stage processes both in colorado, nevada and missouri. it will be difficult. the math is difficult but he's not going to quit because this is about trying to build a political revolution and we'll take it to the convention. >> thank you very much. next, voters in land caster new york are voting. the polls are closing in about 90 minutes and new exit polls coming into cnn.
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we'll bring them to you next and paul ryan speaking to cnn with a very strong message for his party regarding donald trump. that breaking news next and ted cruz expected to speak at any moment in philadelphia before the polls close in new york. we'll be there live. we'll be right back. the call just came in. she's about to arrive. and with her, a flood of potential patients. a deluge of digital records. x-rays, mris. all on account...of penelope. but with the help of at&t, and a network that scales up and down on-demand, this hospital can be ready. giving them the agility to be flexible & reliable. because no one knows & like at&t.
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welcome to the viewers around the united states and around the world. the voters casting ballots in the state's most relevant primary in decades. a crucial primary. republicans could determine if donald trump could get the nomination fair and square before the convention in july or is the gop headed for a contested convention, a speck tick al growing number of republicans would rather not witness including senator john mccain and said today and manu raj us out front. house speaker paul ryan and you asked him about republicans like
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jeb bush who said they would not go to convention. >> paul ryan wants to see this fr fractured party get behind the nominee no matter who it turns out to be and he downplayed the concerns how messy of a process this convention could be, if it does get to a second or third round of balloting and as a growing number of senate e are pub cans and house republicans are thinking about skipping the convention in cleveland. paul ryan is saying think again. >> some republican lawmakers are thinking about skipping the convention. as chairman of the convention, are you okay with that? >> i'm not going to be skipping it. >> are you okay with some members -- >> i've never heard that before. people will make their decision. if they are a delegate they better not skip it. i think if you were planning on going to the convention, you should go. >> some republicans are worried about being tied -- >> i think we should go. i think this is our convention not making our nominee so i
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think everybody should participate. >> now, it was interesting to hear ryan say the gop should get behind quote our nominee. a lot say they will not back trump. one said he would suddenly be busy the week of the convention but ryan said emp he thinks it's his role, very important in enhien helping the party u newt. >> manu, thank you. i want to go to mark preston going through the exit polls in new york and mark, you got new information about republicans who voted today and what can you tell us? >> erin, there is a lot made about the new york republican electret, what kind of strain of republican or conservative are they? let's look at the numbers here. 50% of new york republicans describe themselves as somewhat conservative, another 30% if you take those two numbers together
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describe themselves as moderate or liberal and if you look at that number there, 21% describe themselves as very conservative but let's dig deeper into a very important subset in other states. the white e van gel -- evangelical vote. donald trump has done well with white evangelicals in other primaries and caucuses over the past couple months but certainly his strength lies with the more moderate voters. let's jump ahead to next week depending how he does tonight could be telling how he could play in five states voting including delaware, pennsylvania, rhode island, connecticut among others there, erin. >> mark preston. thank you. new data important as we try to figure out the winner tonight and of course, donald trump how big of a night it could possibly be for him. let's go back to the panel. anna, you heard what mark preston had to say when you look
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at the identification, conservative moderate or liberal. 80% are between conservative, somewhat conservative and 21% as very conservative. your interpretation of that? >> you know, it seems to me that donald trump particularly in a place like new york is able to really go beyond one simple label, one simple niche and i want to go back to what paul ryan said because i am worried about it. i am worried what is supposed to be a celebration for the parties for both parties. we're hearing from the trump campaign these threats of, you know, a convention of violence, of threats towards delegates and i think it's having a very big impact. yes, some congress people, friends of mine that i had spoken to are telling me they are not going to go because they don't want to have to give interviews to the local press and say and explain what is happening on that floor. they don't want to have to give
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interviews about the immigration views of the possible nominee -- >> do you feel like paul ryan does when he uses the word our party, do you feel that if he supports donald trump. >> i'm not jumping off that bridge yet, quite yet. i think paul ryan has the job to do what he's doing. he's the chair of the convention and he is a uniter within our party. it is his role and nature. >> i'll be working on her. >> good luck with that. >> not just the numbers in terms of moderate and conservative tonight. we're also seeing 23% is white born again evangelicals. donald trump has done fine against white evangelicals but better among those who are not and that's how this electret skews here in new york tonight. >> there is no question about it. he, i think it goes back to something someone said earlier. he is still a divisive individual and the question is what do those evangelicals ultimately do? are they not going to a
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convention? are they not voting? are they going to sit it out if donald trump is the nominee? remains to be seen. >> you raise an important point. the idea of a republican is absurd but lost tradition, the northeast republican highly distant and the fact that ted cruz said there was a reset after wisconsin not looking at the state's coming up because this northeast corridor is going to value center right republicans, voter not on the far right. that is a better news for donald trump than for ted cruz. this is not cruz country. kasich will come in a strong second and cruz will be a distant third and this will continue for the next week or so. >> on the point john raises, how significant is that if you see donald trump come in first tonight and john kasich second and ted cruz third? does that do to ted cruz? >> truthfully, i would be surprised if that doesn't happen. it's the way the polls have been going up until now and the expectation is that john kasich does come in second. the question is how high,
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whether he reaches the threshold that will give him some delegates or not. if ted cruz surpasses him and actually comes in second and more importantly gets more delegates statewide because as we talked about earlier in the hour, it's kind of, you know, 27 individual races for the congressional district to get three delegates each, that will be a story. the expectations are extremely low for ted cruz. >> extremely low david garrigan. you're looking at the northeast where center right republican is someone often fiscally conservative and socially liberal. a lot of mistakes that donald trump has made on the abortion issue with the far right actually may get him votes here where people say guess what, maybe he isn't as far right on abortion as he seems. >> i think the turning point may go back to wisconsin when cruz had the opportunity to move ahead and become the leader of the party. somehow his voice became muffled
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and trump wisely started getting off the stage. so just last few weeks, we haven't had the big gaps. he was having huge gaps and given him the chance for a come back. >> to reset. >> the five states that vote next week, cruz may wind up third in more than one. >> do you think some of it is the fact we have not had a republican debate in a long time. ted cruz has not had the platform of 24, 25 million viewers. i can't remember. >> no debate -- when there is no debate, who dominates the conversation? he's better at doing that than anyone f. you look at this map and assuming trump does win tonight, his two basis of support are republicans in the northeast and republicans in the deep south. there is not a republican primary candidate that put together that coalition. >> it's called the regan coalition. >> he's doing it because -- >> blue collar, it was blue collar democrats, the so-called
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regan democrat. regan specifically criticized -- >> blue -- >> sorry? >> they are blue collar republicans. >> there is blue collar folks up and coming since -- >> jeffrey, that comparison is not right. these are not democrats voting in the republican primary. we're talking about a republican primary. they were significant in a general election because they were democrats -- >> right -- >> to john's point earlier, gerald ford made much of this and failed to carry new york or pennsylvania and said ronald reagan could never do it and he carried both states in a landslide. breaking news, reports of problems at the polls in new york, specifically in brooklyn. new york officials say more than 125,000 voters could be affected and it could be bigger than that. we'll go to the ground as they are trying to figure this out right after the break and more exit poll results as we count you down to the polls closing in less than 90 minutes. 73% of americans try...
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welcome back to a very special edition of "outfront." 7,000 people at penn state tonight saying he's going to do just fine tonight, as we are following breaking news about voting irregularities. bill deblde blasio revealing th are problems in brooklyn with buildings and blocks purged from voting lists and could affect 126,000 people now. "out front" live and brynn, what is the latest you're hearing? >> there are a large number of brooklyn democrats furious about this and to reiterate a point, there are a lot of voters who have very excited to have this opportunity to vote in this
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primary and what is happening is is they are showing up to polling locations and their names are not on a list and being handed an affidavit ballot. the board of election says they did maintenance work six months back last fall and that's where the purging list was reuatcreat. 126,000 removed from the list and the purging can take place for several reasons. a voter's name off the list because maybe they died or maybe they moved out of the burro or moved even out of the state so that's how they end up not being on the list to actually vote but certainly speaks to the enthusiasm that voters are coming out here, they want to vote and you mentioned new york city mayor bill de blasio says he's dissatisfied. he released a statement under means the integrity of the entire electoral process. the board of elections director did tell us they are going to
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look into it. there is an investigation that will be open but will take place after today's primary, erin. >> thank you. 125,000 and we're hearing 126,000 people, entire city blocks getting purged and erased. sanders calling it a disgrace and we heard they think a lot of voters will be their voters. do you agree? this is a disgrace. >> whoever the voters were going to vote for, they have a right. it sounded like people may get some affidavit or what we call provisional ballot in pennsylvania. they should be able to exercise their right in someway, shape or form. there is usually an investigati investigation. the votes get counted later on but came to the polling place today to vote for whom and have that right and that's a terrible situation. same thing in 2012, unfortunately, in philadelphia. for some different reasons but same kind of voter disruption. there is a clear need for that
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part of the entire operation from top to bottom in every state in the united states of america to be examined and fixed. >> can i make a point -- a personal privilege here? there are huge voting irregularities in a state tonight and it is not florida. [ laughter ] >> it's an embarrassment, john no on this, our united states. our system is exposed and it has not looked good. >> broken disgrace. somebody should be fired if not tomorrow, get rid -- the system is controlled by political appointees. that's also a problem. the problem the mayor, the problem in terms of process, if you're a voter and come to the polls and someone says you're not there you have to rely on the poll watcher to say you have a provisional ballot and the voter that says -- and just walk out. >> most probably do. >> human nature is when there are such high barriers to vote. our voting process throughout the country in the primaries and
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general election is a disgrace. >> erin, think about what this does with resinating. >> so voters know, you deal with a lot of voting issues in new york. >> i've worked in city hall for many years with rudy ghoulian knee. they haven't taken sufficient steps let alone losing 125,000 names. this symbol wiizes a larger parf the country. notes they are hitting hitting effectively saying the system is rigged and screwed up and when you vote or exercise the franchise, people say they got a point and one thing we might be able to do is take bipartisan frustration and turn it into real action. >> to quote my favorite hamilton for this to happen in the greatest city in the world. honestly, for this to happen in new york city. people around the world are watching this tonight -- >> it's a state-wide problem. my twitter feed was full of
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complaints from long island, upstate. this is not just -- >> let me ask you these voterer regularities, for hillary clinton home state elected to two terms in the state, tonight is crucial for her. does she need to win big for it to matter if it's close again, does she lose that ability? >> i've run in a few elections. what candidates focus on is winning. if you get more votes than the other person, you win. >> the infamous 52% is a mandate. >> 51. [ laughter ] >> who is counting? >>. [ laughter ] >> a win is a win. the rest is analysis about momentum and how much behind you did you win by five, did you win by eight? when you win, you win and move on to five big states on the coast. >> there is a difference, there is an issue about delegate counts. if it's a close vote, the delegate split will be fairly close. >> on the democratic side it is a proportional system. >> sanders cut the lead since march 15th to 194 and we know
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the math is difficult but pennsylvania, oregon, you're forgetting about votes in may and obviously have california. there is a path for victory for bernie to win, especially if it's a close vote. >> yeah, jonathan. >> that's after the furry that's going on there on the republican side about delegates, the process when you see something like this where people are denied the element right to vote, people are not going to be happy about this. >> i like the introduction of a new word. >> the only people purged are democrats from brooklyn. >> that's the understanding, all democrats. >> it was a mass purge in one place but again -- >> effectively democrats because it was downtown brooklyn. >> no, they are saying it was democrats. >> i want to under score, don't blame brooklyn because we have to look at the whole system and i think john's point was interesting how that's relating to what the people are angry about disenfranchisement.
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that's the perception. good point. >> thanks to all and of course, the last-minute voting underway. we're counting you down before the polls close here in new york sate. this crucial primary. we're going to go back with the most important thing about tonight with our panel after the break. ♪ if you have moderate to severe plaque psoriasis isn't it time to let the real you shine through? introducing otezla, apremilast.
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welcome back. we're just an hour away from the polls closing here in new york. i want to get thoughts from my panel. most important thing tobt. >> on the republican side i'm looking for how donald trump does in western new york. on the democratic side apparently we're looking for 126,000 bal on the. >> i'm looking for momentum. does trump reseize the momentum. >> i think margins matter. this is the home state for trump and hillary and the big questions are can trump win all 95 delegates. and for hillary, can she beat her margin from 2008 which was 57 to 40. can she do that. if she doesn't, that tells you something about bernie's
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strength. >> john kasich, i interviewed him on saturday. he spent a lot of time and energy here. if he doesn't do remotely well, get some delegates, again it's going to be difficult for him to explain his reason for continuing on. >> but a change there could be transformative on the gop side of this race. >> momentum and how this gets into position to win the pennsylvania primary which is already doing extremely well and that's going to be important. in terms of carrying the northeast in a larger general election. >> for me, we assume donald trump is going to win. the question is by how much, what will the margin be and how does the breakdown between john kasich and ted cruz. at what point do these two realize they have to stop the anti-trump vote and start coordinating with each other if they want to be effective and keep donald trump from reaching 1,237. i'm interested to see how bernie sanders does with the minority
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vote. he has done better in urban areas than rural areas and new york is a big test with hispanics and african-americans. >> i want to see how well bernie does in the areas of the upper part of the state which have been hurt very bad by trade agreements because that could give a sign of what he can use in pennsylvania and other states. in the exit polls two-thirds say the campaign has energized the democratic party. these elections are very good for the party. >> what i'm looking for a great win by hillary. can senator sanders broaden any of his coalition and if there is a secretary clinton win today, when does he start adjusting his message to bring the democratic party together. >> thanks so much to all of you. our special coverage of this primary continues. the polls are closing in just about one hour. we'll be right back. stay with us. tired of working for peanuts?
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and we are back. just about an hour until the polls close in new york. thank you so much for joining us. our special coverage of the new york primary continues right now. we're standing by for results from one of the biggest and roughest primary rounds yet.
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>> tonight new york voters could shift the momentum and change the delegate math. >> right now brawls in the front-runners' backyard. >> she didn't answer the question. >> i did. >> no you didn't. >> i did. >> both party's leaders looking for new leaders. >> lying ted cruz. he does not like new york. >> when donald loses, he yells and screams and stamps his foot. >> who will win one of the most delegate rich contests yet? tonight in the republican race. >> it's a rigged, disgusting, dirty system. >> donald trump, blasting gop rolls for dolling out delegates. >> t rnc they should be ashamed of themselves. >> donald, it ain't stealing when the voters vote against. >> ted cruz aggressively fi