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Hillary Clinton Wins New York State

By Jeff Mays | November 8, 2016 9:00pm
 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton won her adopted home state over Republican nominee Donald Trump Tuesday.
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton won her adopted home state over Republican nominee Donald Trump Tuesday.
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NEW YORK CITY — Hillary Clinton won her adopted home state, besting Republican nominee Donald Trump in the Empire State, according to CNN and CBS.

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The Democratic nominee was expected to win the state where she served as U.S. senator. New York has 29 electoral votes.

Clinton held a commanding 17-point lead over Trump in New York going into Election Day, according to a Siena College poll released Sunday.

Trump was born in Queens and keeps a home in Manhattan. Clinton moved to Chappaqua, New York, about an hour outside the city, after she and her husband former president Bill Clinton left the White House.

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Both candidates are holding their election night parties in the city, Clinton at the Jacob Javits Center in Hells Kitchen and Trump at the New York Hilton in Midtown.

It's the first time both presidential candidates will be in New York City in 70 years, since Franklin Roosevelt defeated Thomas Dewey in 1944 and Theodore Roosevelt beat Alton Parker in 1904.