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Hillary Clinton Wins Harlem and Upper Manhattan in New York Primary

By  Nigel Chiwaya and Carolina Pichardo | April 19, 2016 7:15pm | Updated on April 19, 2016 10:17pm

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NORTHERN MANHATTAN — Campaigning is over, and now uptown residents have made their choice.

With 99 percent of precincts reporting, Hillary Clinton won the 13th District with 63 percent of the vote compared to Bernie Sanders' 37 percent.  On the Republican side, Donald Trump beat his GOP rivals with 50 percent of the vote. John Kasich came in second with 28 percent and Ted Cruz got 21 percent.

After weeks of debate, campaign rallies and speeches, voters in the 13th Congressional District — which includes Harlem, East Harlem, Washington Heights and Inwood — went to the polls Tuesday to pick their Republican and Democratic presidential nominees. 

Six Democratic and three Republican delegates were up for grabs in the 13th District.

Uptown voters came out in force early Tuesday early evening, leading to long lines at polling stations from Washington Heights to Inwood.

“I’m not an expert, but I think they should know how many people to expect,” Renso Vidal, 58, said in Spanish, from the P.S. 152 polling site at 93 Nagle Ave. 

Vidal, an electrician, said he just left work and was turned off by the long lines.

Other residents, like Rosanna Ramirez, 41, didn’t mind waiting, as it gave her time to change her mind about one thing ­— her candidate.

“I don’t know,” Ramirez said. “I got there and realized that I shouldn’t be voting for [Hillary Clinton] just because she’s a woman.”

Ramirez added that she felt great and even cheered along in celebration with several Bernie Sanders volunteers outside the polling site.

College student Katherine Johnson, 21, said she felt “cheated” after poll workers at the 306 Fort Washington Ave. site in Washington Heights couldn’t find her name in the voter rolls.

After filling out an affidavit in order to vote, she discovered her name actually was on the list. 

“My dad came to vote later and called to tell me he saw my name,” Johnson said. “I felt so cheated — like my vote didn’t count.”