Trump Lost in Manhattan to John Kasich
Donald Trump won New York state by large margins. However, the one place where he lost was the count that he calls home—New York County—which contains the borough of Manhattan.
John Kasich, the Governor of Ohio, won by a small margin—11,251 to 10,393 raw votes—or 45 percent to 41 percent, which contributed to a stronger-than-expected second place behind Trump.
@TIME Trump lost to Kasich on Manhattan Island. Guess those who know him best don’t like him.
— James R VanPernis Jr (@JRVANPERNIS) April 20, 2016
As Quartz points out, Trump not only lost the county, he only managed to get 23 of the 238 votes from his own building, The Trump Tower. The 23 votes won him the majority of the vote on the Republican side, but most of the overall vote went to Hillary Clinton who got 67 of the votes.
There were a *maximum* of 23 trump voters who live in the the 238 units of Trump Tower pic.twitter.com/Qbxace1rTt
— David Yanofsky (@YAN0) April 20, 2016
For his victory speech, Trump returned to the Trump Tower where he threw in his hat for the presidency last June, gushing about the win.
“I want to just thank everybody,” Trump said. “I have great, great admiration and praise for the city of New York and the state of New York. I can think of nowhere that I would rather have this victory.”
Kasich, seeing an opening, made an appeal to the delegates that they expect will open up and back the Governor on a possible second ballot:
“Donald Trump’s only chance is on the first ballot,” his top strategist John Weaver said in a statement. “After that, a number of his delegates will move to us on the second ballot, and Gov. Kasich will ultimately prevail because he is the only candidate who can defeat Hillary Clinton.”
Trump’s loss on the Manhattan isle will do little to effect his delegate count—which has him winning 90 of the 95 potential delegates. Kasich picked up the remaining five.
The win in New York gives Trump a huge boost towards the nomination, with a total of 846 bound delegates so far going into the first ballot of the Republican convention.