It’s primary day in New York State and the Republican and Democratic presidential frontrunners are both predicting victory.

Hillary Clinton is warning her challenger for the Democratic nomination, Bernie Sanders, that he needs to knock off the harsh criticism or risk damaging the strength of the party’s nominee.

Donald Trump, on the Republican side, continues to criticize the nominating process, claiming his party is working to sink his campaign.

This is the first time in decades that  New York's primary has counted in the nominating process since earlier primaries and caucuses around the country have traditionally awarded enough delegates to secure party nominations.

The Empire State has a closed primary, meaning only registered Democrats and Republicans can vote for candidates running on their party line.

New York’s polls are open from noon to 9.



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