NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on campaign 2016 as voters in New York cast their ballots in the state’s primary (all times Eastern Daylight Time):
Bill and Hillary Clinton are casting their votes on Tuesday morning in their adopted home town of Chappaqua, New York.
The former president and current Democratic primary front-runner voted in the Douglas G. Grafflin Elementary School gymnasium amid a crush of supporters.
Hillary Clinton says she loves New York and “This has been a joy during the last two weeks to be here.”
She’s encouraging “everybody to go vote.”
The politician-spouses are shaking hands, snapping selfies and greeting well-wishers waiting outside.
Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani says he is endorsing Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump for president, but he’s not playing a role in the campaign.
While Giuliani has already made his support for Trump known, he told CNN Tuesday that he hasn’t described it as an endorsement because he’s not playing a role in the campaign and he’s not a surrogate.
Pressed by CNN, Giuliani said: “I endorse Donald Trump but I’m not part of the campaign.”
New Yorkers will head to the polls Tuesday to vote in the state’s crucial primary. Trump was leading his rivals in New York preference polls ahead of Tuesday’s primary.
Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton hope to emerge victorious from Tuesday’s primaries in New York, contests that offer big delegate hauls and an opportunity for the front-runners to inch closer to their parties’ nominations.
Even before the New York results are in, Clinton’s campaign is declaring the Democratic race virtually over and warning rival Bernie Sanders that he risked damaging the party’s eventual nominee if he keeps up harsh criticism of the former secretary of state.
The lead-up to Tuesday’s voting created surreal scenes in New York, a state that hasn’t seen competitive primaries in decades. Candidates blanketed every corner of the state, from Manhattan and the surrounding boroughs to the working class enclaves in Buffalo and Syracuse.