Democratic front-runner Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonDemocrats worry negative images are defining White House Heller won't say if Biden won election Whitmer trailing GOP challenger by 6 points in Michigan governor race: poll MORE had a decisive victory in Tuesday’s New York presidential primary, but rival Bernie SandersBernie SandersDon't let partisan politics impede Texas' economic recovery The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Alibaba - Democrats argue price before policy amid scramble Overnight Energy & Environment — Presented by the League of Conservation Voters — EPA finalizing rule cutting HFCs MORE won a majority of the counties in the state.
The Vermont senator won most of the counties, including Albany County, where the capital is located.
Clinton’s victory came largely from sweeping all of New York City’s boroughs and the surrounding counties, as well as the cities of Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse.
With 88 percent of precincts reporting, Clinton led Sanders by 15 points. She was declared the victor about 40 minutes after the polls closed at 9 p.m.
Her win in the Empire State, where she served two terms as a U.S. senator, was a significant boost as she sought to blunt Sanders’s recent winning streak.
Clinton will take a majority of New York’s 247 pledged delegates. She was ahead by 244 delegates entering Tuesday's primary, according to The Associated Press.