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>> new york state can help take this country a giant step forward. let's dove it. >> we're live across new york, voting underway, so let's talk. live in the cnn newsroom. and good morning, i'm carol costello. thank you for joining me. new york hit the polls and donald trump hits the reset button on his campaign. major staff shake-up on a major primary day. live pictures across the state, voters casting their ballots, including the clintons, this is the scene from chappaqua, both sides of the aisle, fighting for a win as they try to scoop up delegates to regain momentum. here is what is at stake. democratic side, 247 delegates, republicans, 95 delegates. we're following all of this with our team of political reporters, i want to start, though, with
jason carroll, polling station on staten island. good morning, jason. >> reporter: good morning to you, carol. a number of folks coming in here at this polling station in staten island. this is popular for places like donald trump. ted cruz as well. look, going forward, much talk about who is steering the ship for donald trump. there have been so many changes in his campaign as of late. so let's just throw out a few names for you. recently, paul manafort, the convention manager, rick wiley, the political director, wiley in that position, you have stuart jolly stepping down, he will no longer be the national field director. i know the names probably don't mean a whole lot to a number of people sitting home watching this. here is what it means for the trump campaign going forward. it means that he should have a better ground game. as you know, he has been very vocal, very critical about how delegates are awarded. upset about the losses in places like colorado and wyoming.
he should have a better ground game going forward, but choice words for ted cruz last night. >> we're going to show ted cruz who hates new york, hates new york. when you look at that debate, and you see the way he talked about us, and new york values, here is a man that turned down sandy money for this state. and plenty of other money. we had lots of things coming into new york, and he voted against. no new yorker can vote for ted cruz. >> reporter: tough words for ted cruz. again, trump has a number of supporters out here in staten islands. he is ahead in the polls. a win in the state would be very important, resets the narrative and gives him more momentum heading into states like pennsylvania. carol. >> jason, thank you.
in the meantime, mr. trump is picking up a big boost of support from rex ryan, the head coach of the buffalo bills. on monday, ryan gave trump a warm welcome during a rally in western new york. >> so much i admire about mr. trump, but one thing i really admire about him is you know what, he is -- he'll say what is on his mind. >> certainly will. let's bring in miguel marquez, at a polling station at lancaster, new york. good morning, miguel. >> reporter: good morning, carol. buffalo very important to donald trump, obviously, rex ryan connection, but tried to buy the bills last year. another big realtor, real estate developer in the state is up here as well. very, very busy. moderate to heavy voting. they're expecting a cross today. busy here in lancaster, outside of buffalo. the ladies here, bonnie, delores, they check them in and go over to the various districts and vote at this little white things there, baby booths.
they're called privacy folders. about 307,000 new registrations since december here. so they are expecting a very, very heavy day of turnout big day for new york, first time in 40 years on both the republican and democratic side, the presidential primary actually matters. back to you. >> all right, miguel, thanks so much. mr. trump is basking in rex ryan support and a double digit lead going into today's primary. but trump's campaign is in flux. it appears that corey lewandowski, just cleared of battery charges after grabbing a reporter, is being pushed aside. in his place, a new hierarchy, one that knows how to snag delegate supports. trump's rivals may revel in that news, and according to mitt romney, if both stay in the race going forward, trump will win. >> if they're both going at it aggressively, right until the
very end, then i think it's likely that mr. trump wins on the first ballot. i say that because i think cruz and kasich divide the vote. >> okay, so let's talk about that and more. with me now, ron narrig, welcome to both of you. >> thank you. >> thanks for being here. ron, you heard what governor romney says. he said if kasich or cruz becomes inactive after the new york primary, it's likely there will be a contested convention. if both stay in the race, trump will win on the first ballot at the convention. is he right? >> i think we've said for some time that john kasich should seriously consider, you know, his role in this race as a sp l spoiler. it looks like he is auditioning to be donald trump's running mate and he is no way to win the nomination either on the first, second, 12th ballot at the national convention and he is a
distraction at this point. that's, you know, clear. but part of the reason why donald trump is in the position in which he is in right now, even if he does well today in new york, which he probably will, we've gained on him in the last four weeks, more delegates than our at stake in new york today. you see what is happening inside of the trump campaign, this hot mess of management problems, which is similar to the management problems he has had in numerous business, trump university, trump steaks, trump mortgage, the same pattern we see in the trump campaign of mismanagement, either in terms of his businesses or now his campaign going forward. that's why, you know, even if he does well today, he'll still be behind delegates where he was a month ago. >> so john, is ron right? is mr. trump's campaign a hot mess? >> no. it's funny that ron is making that point of all people. because ron wasn't the national spokesman for the ted cruz campaign when the campaign began. he came in when things went off
the rails to try to shore things up. it's interesting that he say john kasich should get out of the race. he is campaigning ahead of ted cruz. if the polls are correct, ted cruz will come in third in a field of three, and he would come in 4th if none of the above was an option. not only coming in third, coming in third in pennsylvania, maryland, other states that are voting soon. so i think it's ted cruz that has the electoral problems right now. >> so ron, is it true, because a lot of people say that ted cruz is appealing to the staunch conservatives and they aren't plentiful in the states going forward. >> whether we started this campaign with 17 republican candidates in the race, and that's narrowed down to effectively a two person race between donald trump and ted cruz, five of the former candidates have united behind ted cruz going forward. in addition to having leaders as mark levine and others who have
not run for president, mike lee, u.s. senator mike lee and the like. so you see the consolidation of support. in california last week, we released the name of 50 rpublican current and former elected officials, including senate republican leaders in the state of california, uniting behind ted cruz's campaign. we're seeing the skoconsolidati and you're seeing chaos on the trump side, just like you've seen in his businesses on his campaign side. >> john, speaking of widening the base, mr. trump actually needs to do that too if he wants to win in a general election. it's interesting his campaign we can put it up on screen now, but any way, it's a picture of this new diversity coalition, we see moving pictures of the picture. there you can see people of all different colors coming into his campaign, but by doing this so publicly john, doesn't this say that mr. trump realizes he has a
problem? >> look, i think that donald trump has a much better shot at widening the base in november than ted cruz, because donald trump is talking about issues that people care about, including the issue of illegal immigration, that no one was talking about until donald trump gave his speech there at trump tower in new york, when he announced he is running for president. what ted cruz wants to do is re-litigate the culture battles of the 1990s, and there is zero appetite for that in a general election. >> let's go back to the diversity issue, because mr. trump's talk on immigration has not exactly caused excitement within certain communities in this country. >> california is one of the most diverse states in the nation. let's not forget that prop 187 and pete wilson who ran on 187 both passed here in the golden states in a general election. i think people who want to protect the border, people who want to be hawks on the border, you are talking about black people, illegal immigrants,
union members. >> did you include african-americans in that? come on, all the polls show donald trump has little support in the african-american community. >> i think african-americans care about making sure the border is secure. >> okay, we'll leave it there. thanks so much, ron, john, nice to have you here. >> thank you. still to come in the newsroom, hillary clinton makes her final pitch to new yorkers and takes a swipe at bernie sanders. urging voters to pick a candidate that can quote deliver results. her spokesman joins me next. oh, look... ...another anti-wrinkle cream in no hurry to make anything happen. neutrogena® rapid wrinkle repair works... ...in one week. with the... fastest retinol formula available.
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senator who calls it her adopted home. joining me now is chris frates. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, carol. as you can see behind me, the line for this precinct going around the corner and out the door. people have been streaming in all day. we've seen already 700 people come in since the doors opened at 6:00 a.m. to give you a sense of what kind of voters we're seeing, 650 are democrats. we have about 50 republicans. this a registration about 9 to 1 republicans to democrats. this is a huge place for the democrats, battle of brooklyn, bernie sanders/hillary clinton. double digits in the polls, she is feeling pretty good. she is hoping she can put bernie sanders away, get enough delegates it makes it mathematically impossible for him to clinch the nomination. bernie sanders looking for a huge upset here. this is not winner take all. he needs a huge win in new york
to take home many of the 250 delegates and to cut into her lead. people keep coming in, so we're expecting a big turnout today, carol. >> i know you were at two polling stations, and yours seems really busy. is there a long line or short line? >> reporter: it is a good line around the corner, and they keep it moving here. there are -- it's very professional. quickly run. they're making a lot of people get through this process very easy, very quickly. i'll tell you, carol, i've been to a lot of polling places around the country, this is a very well oiled machine. >> that's good to hear. chris, thanks so much. a must win for hillary clinton today. the new york post, a tab that endorsed mr. trump, you can see it here, feeling the bern. clinton is expected to win, but not by a landslide. sanders is a popular guy in some parts of no, and his wife jane is throwing some punches,
accusing clinton of distorting her husband's record. >> the clinton campaign has been a lot more undermining than we had ever seen before. >> what do you mean by that? >> well, right after wisconsin, when he won the 8th out of nine contests, primaries and caucuses, he was getting so much momentum that immediately, we heard and it was reported by many news outlets that the new strategy would be disqualify, defeat and worry about uniting the party later. if you saw the debate, there was a lot of misrepresentation and distortion of his record. you've got to fight back to be able to tell the truth. >> with me now, brian fallon, press secretary for hillary for america. welcome, brian. >> thanks for having me. >> let's talk about what jane sanders just said. she is talking about clinton saying, again, or intimating that bernie sanders is in over his head.
and mrs. sanders says that's fighting dirty. >> well, i have a lot of respect for mrs. sanders, and she is an extremely effective advocate for her husband, and has been for these many months now. unfortunately what we have a seep is the attacks have been flying from the sanders campaign towards us. in fact, yesterday, we heard an outrageous suggestion from the sanders campaign alleging that there is something unlawful about our effort to raise funds not just to support hillary clinton's campaign for president, but also, democratic whose are running down ballot. >> so his camp claimed hillary clinton was violating campaign finance rules. >> right. i think that was a ludicrous charge and a commentary how desperate the sanders campaign is getting. coming into new york, his campaign predicted it would be a must win for them and it really is. they need to not just win here, but win by 20 points. it doesn't look like that will happen. if hillary clinton is able to secure a win today by any margin, the question tomorrow will not be who will be the nominee, we'll know for certain
it will be hillary clinton. the question will be, will hillary clinton have to endure the closing weeks of this primary, friendly fire from a fellow democratic in the form of bernie sanders. he should not want to wrap up this nomination fight in that way. you know, one week ago -- >> it has been nasty on both sides, because your camp has called the sanders campaign finance accusations and the attacks on clinton, shameful, irresponsibility and misleading, and those are harsh words. so it's tit for tat, right. people say this is going to hurt the democratic party in the long run, whoever the nominee is, because they'll have to, you know, hillary clinton -- let me put it this way. hillary clinton's factorability ratings have gone down through this primary season. some people say it is because of bernie sanders' tax on her rather than trump's. >> this fundraising mechanism than hillary clinton has put in place to help raise money for democrats down the ticket is the same one that bernie sanders set up. he just hasn't raised any money into it. it is the same account that president obama set up.
this is a ludicrous charge. tad devine was sitting here talking to you, you asked him, why didn't he decide to run as an independent, tad devine said that for very simple reason he wanted to run as a democratic. he didn't want to be a ralph nader. he didn't want to be a spoiler. if he didn't win the democratic nomination, he didn't want to spoil the chances for the democrats to retain the white house. i'm afraid if the attacks and the style of yesterday's baseless accusation continue, that that's exactly what he'll be doing. and this has been an extraordinary effort that the sanders campaign has embarked upon. they've brought so many people into the process, but yesterday, the tone of the attacks was suggesting that if the democratic party doesn't see fit to nominate bernie sanders, it is not a party worth supporting. that's poisonous rhetoric. >> so let's say hillary clinton wins big in new york, right. will she then focus her attention on whoever the republican nominee might be, and
forget about bernie sanders? because it seems she started doing that already >> no, absolutely not. we're going to contest this primary all the way through. we have staff we're hiring for california, which is not voting until june. we're going to be running through the tape and contesting every state. we have five states on the 26th. we're going to predict who the nominee is at the end of the process. we expect a spirited contest throughout the remaining weeks, we need to watch the tone, we need to watch the rhetoric. senator sanders needs to remember why he decided to run as a democratic in the first place. it was to not be a ralph nader spoiler in the democratic primary. >> what is your prediction after today? >> i think that today, hillary clinton is going to be ever closer to clinching the nomination. >> is she going to win by double digits? >> i think that going into new york, based on what the sanders campaign needed to do math wise, it was they who need to record a 20 point win or better today.
we' so a win by hillary clinton is a tremendous set back for bernie sanders. >> brian fallon, thanks for stopping by. >> thanks for having me. >> good luck today. thanks so much. still to come, a member of the republican national panel accuses his own party leadership of institutional tierney. we'll talk to him next. beauty doesn't stop at my chin. roc©'s formula adapts to delicate skin areas. my fine lines here? visibly reduced in 4 weeks. chest, neck & face cream from roc.© methods, not miracles. don't let dust and allergies get and life's beautiful moments. with flonase allergy relief, they wont. most allergy pills only control one inflammatory substance. flonase controls six. and six is greater than one. flonase changes everything.
no longer on opposite sides, and today, leaders from both organizations will testify on capitol hill. they will appear at a committee, updating laws to fit evolving technology. the panel starts it he top of the hours, specifically, it will address how tech leaders and law enforcement look at encryption. the death toll in ecuadoecu searching for survivors buried in the rubble. according to an affiliate, a 35-year-old man was rescued after he called his mother to tell her he was trapped. another rescue, crews pulled a dog out of a collapsed building. and good morning. i'm carol costello. thanks so much for joining me. voting day here in new york. you're looking at a live picture
from a polling place in brooklyn. new york, closed primary. only registered democrats and republicans can vote in the respective primaries. independents are not allow to participate, unless they registered earlier as either democratic or republican. donald trump may take new york by storm, but even a victory here will not stop him from trashing the nomination process. >> the system is rigged. it's not meant for a guy like me who is not taking any money from these special interests. i'm self-funding my campaign. i came up here, i paid for it to come up here. >> the republican national committee insists there is nothing corrupt about the system, but this morning, even an rnc member is accusing his own party of, quote, institutional tyranny, an oregon committeeman sent an e-mail calling the power of the presiding officer of the rnc
convention dictate, leading to confusion, chaos, manipulation and revolt at the convention in cleveland. solomon yue wrote that e-mail. welcome, sir. >> thank you for having me. >> thanks for being here. i appreciate it. are you calling reince priebus a dictator? >> i'm calling council office, they abuse their power to systematically crash a descending voice. and try to kill. >> because i want to change the rules. you say as it stands right now, establishment forces could hijack the nomination with a noncandidate, or maybe even john kasich. is that the rnc's goal in your mind? >> in my mind, state with hush rule, which is 1,500 pages long,
and no transparency whatsoever, and presiding officer could be reince, and could be rider, and could be anyone. and got so much power, they can reopen the nomination without a vote of the majority of the delegates. that's my concern. >> so in your opinion, as it stands now, the rules are not in mr. trump's favor? >> i think rules not only not in mr. trump's favor, mr. cruz's favor, it is in the the favor of an establishment candidate, so-called the white knight. >> some people disagree with you. they say as the rules stand now, it's more fair than if you change the rules the way you want them. >> i don't know how fair that is, when a presiding officer can
decide, bring a nomination up to reopen the nomination on his own, without vote of the majority of the delegates. that's the problem. >> you talked with reince priebus, who is the chair of the rnc. he asked you for a series of favors. what did he want? >> first of all, after i submit my roberts rule proposal, he wants me to table it, to withdraw. and then he wants me to allow a tabled motion to go through basically, effectively killing it. then, of course, i refused to do that then he want me to allow counsel office not to send my proposal out to 56 vote be members, and basically somebody will be able to use that as excuse to table my motion, and to kill my roberts proposal.
>> i just want to interrupt you for a second, mr. yue, and explain what they're looking at to the right of their screens. we're expecting mr. trump to go through those doors at any time and cast a ballot for himself in the new york primary. that's what we're watching for. i'll continue on with my questions while we await mr. trump's presence, right. so reince priebus has said you know what, we can't change the rules in the middle of things right now. it's just too late t would create more mistrust among voters, and that will not be a good thing. >> that is a political sting. i am not changed the rule. i am bring more transparency to the convention, to stop what they tried to do. you know, actually yesterday, what i would -- i have been thinking about out of concern by the leader of the establishment, carl rowe, who attacked my
proposal on fox news in the morning. and he is the one openly talking about bringing a fresh face candidate to the nomination. and so you know, it's clear to me, and to everyone. after we saw the interview on fox news, what carl said. >> okay, and the last question for you. you know, all of this just says to voters, because you're disagreeing with the rnc chair because he is saying something different from you, it tells voters there is chaos within the republican party, within the rnc and the convention will be a mess. is that a fair assessment? >> actually, i try to fix that problem. if you have transparency and orderly process and delegates have an onitypportu to voice their concern and have a vote, each and every decision, then
you really prevent the kind of chaos they are talking about. they are using chaos as excuse, refuse transparency. that's the bottom line. >> all right, i'll end it there. solomon yue, thanks so much for joining me. stay with cnn, the coverage gets underway this afternoon, 5:00 p.m. eastern. still to come in the newsroom, a deadly explosion hits near a u.s. embassy and the taliban says this is just the beginning. we'll take you to afghanistan, next.
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>> good morning. >> we've had all these town halls, primary day in new york, how did the candidates feel on certain issues. i really wanted to go straight to the men and women in uniform. so i just took a little trip, four flights in an aircraft carrier, a helicopter away, and sat down with three incredible young sailors. let me tell you, they may be thousands of miles from home, but they're paying very much attention to the current presidential election. >> given what is happening out here in this important mission that you're involved in, why do you think this election is so important? >> one of the few things they have direct control over is the military. you've got to look at it and say who is going to take the best care of the people. whether they have the knowledge to do it themselves or the knowledge to pick someone who can give them the best advice, democratic or republican, whoever it is, doesn't matter who it is coming from, but find the best advice and listen to it. >> i know you all as active members, you know, you can't comment on any candidate specifically, so i won't ask
about a potential president clinton or a potential president trump. what is the most important quality in a commander in chief? >> being a leader. so we are leaders, each and every single one of us out here everyday. so the president, you are leading our nation. commander in chief. we're going to take orders from you essentially. through the chain of command, but that's what it takes. someone who is willing to make the right decision, and for us, living the sacrifices real time to execute the orders given. >> you're not in a total dark hole. so how much are you following what is happening back home, updates on the war on terror, brussels, what was your immediate reaction? >> sadness. i mean, it's sad for people there, and people involved. you hope that we can find a way to keep pushing to prevent things from happening like that in the future.
>> we have huge part in curbing the terrorism in the world. >> does that frustrate you, they've been successful elsewhere? >> it's not necessarily frustrating. to do our job, this is apart of it. to protect our country, and the human race itself. the idea, getting everybody on the same page, and you know, hopefully our country can solve things diplomatically, that will always be the best solution. that's why we have our presidential terms as short as they are, to try to get new perspective and new insights and capitalize on what past >> what will do you think the biggest misconception is from back home toward you all. >> our emotions towards the people that may be doing this doesn't go that far. we don't hate anybody, but we do need to make the proper
decisions without that emotional connection, and i think that's what it's all about, is making the best decision for our country and for the world essentially. >> do they think in terms of winning and losing and do they think they're winning the war on terror? >> that's a good question. i was talking to the rear admiral of the navy, and i asked him what winning looks like, and, you know, the big overa overarching answer is eradicating violent extremism in the region. he said to me flat out obviously it's not going to happen in this deployment. they feel they're part of this calling. they do think they are bettering the world, hopefully keeping us a bit more safe, but it's a big picture issue. it's not just the united states, and by the way they're out there with a number of other countries, other aircraft carriers, the charles de gaulle with france has been integral in this motion. but it's a tough question to
answer. >> to me that would be the most difficult thing. >> they're leaving their families behind. >> what is a definitive win? you can't even said that anymore? >> with all the pockets and cells popping up, but for them, operation inherent resolve, oir, that's what they're out there for, and specifically striking targets in isis and syria. that's what they're doing. that's what they're doing. >> brooke baldwin, thank you so much. it's been fascinating. still to come, texas is recovering to recover from flash flooding and record rain and guess what? more rain could be on the way. sure, we cor put them stacked on a rack.s. but the specialists at ford like to show off their strengths: 13 name brands. all backed by our low price tire guarantee. yeah, we're strong when it comes to tires. right now during the big tire event, get a $120 rebate by mail on four select tires.
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one-gallon jugs to go. recent testing shows lead levels in the city's water supply remain slightly elevated. five people have drowned in texas as record rainfall triggered flash flood. 1,000 homes have flooded and crews have carried out 1,200 high-water rescues. these horses were pulled from the water too. more than 20 inches of rain fell in some areas. that was just yesterday, and that total could rise again today. cnn's chad myers live in atlanta to tell us more. good morning. >> good morning, carol. yeah, the pictures really were something else. the rain started overnight, and then it rained and it didn't stop. the storms never moved. it rained one to two inches per hour for eight hours on end in some spots near kady and jersey village and just west of houston. i know we've mentioned houston, houston, houston, but the real big flooding was about five miles to the northwest and ten miles west of houston proper
where the water was just as high as they have seen it since tropical storm allison. fayetteville and hockley, 15 to 17 inches of rain. that is three months' worth of rain in ten hours, and then the rivers went up, and they went up quickly, and people were rescued from those rivers because it happened overnight. a lot of this water went straight up. these rivers, these bayous, these streams and swamps and all that went straight up in overnight hours when it was dark. here are more pictures. people are getting rescued out of their cars. one man was rescued from a semi as it was completely inundated with water all around it. he couldn't get out. and two people did drown in their cars because they couldn't get out either. five deaths, carol. i mean, that's a significant number of deaths just from rain when the weather service says, please, turn around, don't drown. and it's hard to imagine how deep that water can be when, oh, it's only up to my wheel.
oh, it's only up to my door. oh, no, it's up to the windows and then all of a sudden you are stuck. 1,200 high-water rescues. you're putting the first responders in danger by getting into that situation and people didn't even know they were getting into it because a lot of it happened before sunrise. >> well, and as you say, chad, you know, we see people swimming in that water, but that presents a danger in itself, right? >> sure. there's all kinds of things in that water that you don't want to think about. and all those cars that are flooded, the fluids that are coming out of the cars, gasoline, oil, antifreeze, all completely poisonous to anybody out there. so don't let the dogs in it. don't let the kids go play in it. the water will take a while to come down. there are no mountains in houston. this water doesn't go downhill very quickly and into the ocean. it takes a long time to drift all the what i to galveston and eventually out in the gulf of mexico. >> okay. we hear your good warning. thank you, chad. the next hour of cnn "newsroom" starts now.
happening now in the "newsroom," primary day in new york. the donald looking to dominate. >> we're going to keep winning. we're going to win, win, win! >> but still taking swipes. >> no new yorker can vote for ted cruz. >> can hillary clinton seal the deal? >> i'm hoping to wrap up the democratic nomination, but i'm not taking anything for granted. >> but sanders says not so fast. >> new york state can help take this country a giant step forward. let's do it! >> would please live across new york with voting now under way, so let's talk live in the cnn "newsroom." and good morning. i'm carol costello. thank you so much for joining me. a major staffing shake-up on a major primary day. changes inside the trump campaign as the gop front-runner
battles for a win in his home state of new york. voters already hitting the polls. moments ago mr. trump left his home in manhattan, there he is coming outside. he's expected to cast a ballot at a synagogue in midtown not very far away from the trump tower there. earlier today the clintons were up bright and early too. these are pictures from a polling station in chappaqua. the stakes are high. hundreds of delegates up for grabs today and picking up a win equals a surge of momentum. we're following all of this with our team of cnn political reporters. first up, the republicans. donald trump soaking up a double digit lead going into today's primary by taking hits at his main gop rival. >> we're going to show ted cruz, who hates new york, hates new york, when you look at that debate and you see the way he talked about us and new york values, here is a man that turned down sandy money for this state and plenty of other money. we had lots of things coming
into new york, and he voted against. no new yorker can vote for ted cruz. >> for trump it's all about playing up his new york ties. that's why rex ryan, the head coach of the buffalo bills, introduced trump yesterday at a rally. so will trump dominate with voters in a big, big way? let's get to cnn's jason carroll at a polling station on staten island. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, carol. well, you know, he is certainly expected to dominate with voters right here in staten island. a number of voters finally coming into this polling place, casting their votes. trump is popular in some parts of staten island, as you know, but i wanted to touch on something you mentioned. playing up those new york ties, donald trump. you also know he has the support of former new york mayor rudy giulian >> i'm rudy giuliani. i mean a lot in new york politics.
i endorse donald trump but i'm not part of the campaign. >> what does that mean zm sn. >> i'm not a surrogate. i'm not involved in the campaign. i'm not called upon to give advice except a few times when i have volunteered it. i'm not part of the campaign apparatus and i don't want people to think i am. >> as you know, ghoul iuliani w asked if he had any concerns about the trump campaign? there have been a number of last-minute changes in terms of the structure, unusual at this stage in a campaign, but in terms of going forward, trump expected to have a better ground game. as a result, carol, you know he's been complaining, criticizing this whole process of picking delegates saying that the system is rigged. one that favors someone like ted cruz over him. he had some harsh words for ted cruz. you heard some of them just a little earlier. basically saying last night he felt as though no true new yorker could cast a vote for ted cruz. some good news for donald trump, as you know, he is leading way ahead in the polls here, ahead of ted cruz, ahead of john
kasich, expecting a huge win come tonight. carol? >> all right, jason carroll. i was just looking over at my other monitor because bernie sanders is making his way through the streets of new york city greeting voters. of course, he's a resident of vermont, so he can't vote for himself in new york's primary, but you can see he's doing what he can to get voters to the polls, walking up and down the streets of new york city, shaking hand and just saying hello. we'll see if it works out big time for him later on tonight. all right. back to the republicans now. a win today in new york for mr. trump means a boost of momentum, especially after a series of delegate gains by ted cruz. but trump's campaign is in flux. it appears corey lewandowski, who was just cleared of battery charges after grabbing a reporter, is being pushed aside. and while i go on, let's take a look at mr. trump. he's in that synagogue on lexington avenue casting his ballot, presumably for himself. but as i said, his campaign right now is in flux. so let me introduce my guest right now, jesse benton is the chief strategist for the great american pac, a donald trump
supporter as well. he's also a former communications director for ron paul. welcome, jessie. also alice suit is with me. ted cruz's communications director and congressman charles dent is also here, a republican from pennsylvania. he supports john kasich. welcome to all of you. thanks for being here. so, jessie, as you watch your candidate vote, what goes through your mind? >> i think we're going to see a great day here for donald trump. we're going to see a great week for donald trump and a very, very poor week for ted cruz. trump is going to absolutely dominate in new york. heading into the five atlantic primaries next tuesday, he's going to dominate as well. i think unfortunately for ted cruz fans, i think you'll see ted finish third in several of these states, put a lot of momentum and wind into donald trump's sails. take a lot of starch out of ted cruz. >> and alice, ted cruz is not campaigning in the state of new york any longer. i believe he's in pennsylvania. >> he'll be there later this evening, but, look, we have
swept the last several opportunities. we're winning the delegate game over the last several weeks and, look, what we're seeing with the disarray with the trump campaign is evidence of the fact that donald trump is a failed leader. he tells everyone he's a great business leader and he can make things happen and make america great, but the fact is look at his history. failed trump u, trump steaks, trump mortgage, four bankruptcies and now he's showing he cannot run a presidential campaign. they're out there rearranging chairs on the titanic with a field director that has left, just now bringing in someone to manage the delegate process. he clearly does not have the leadership skills necessary to organize and execute a ground game, and we're seeing that more and more. if he cannot put together a team that can adequately execute a presidential campaign and this delegate process, how do we believe he can possibly take on hillary clinton and certainly not lead this nation. so this goes to show he is not the leader that he claims to be.
when he fails, he whines and blames someone else, and that is certainly not presidential material. whereas we know ted cruz has a phenomenal organization and grassroots. >> i want to talk about john kasich for just a bit. he's in this race as well, and charlie, i think the polls show him coming in second in the state of new york although when he was speaking to reporters over the weekend, a reporter asked him about his single win in the state of ohio, and you could tell that john cankasich perhaps was feeling the stress of the campaign. let's listen. >> governor, if you get to the convention in cleveland and you have only won ohio -- >> there would be no if. there's no if in there. there will be when, and listen, at the end of the day i think the republican party wants to pick somebody who actually can win in the fall. >> but if you have only -- >> can i finish? i think -- i'm answering the question the way i want to answer it. do you want to answer it? here let me hold that. let me ask you. what do you think? >> i think you should answer the
question. >> so charlie, both mitt romney came out again and said that maybe john kasich or ted cruz should drop out, one or the other, or trump would most assuredly have the nomination. what do you think? >> well, i know the cruz campaign has been saying for some time that kasich should drop out. if john kasich were to drop out, that would secure donald trump's majority of 1,237 without question. the issue though is electability. john kasich is by far the most experienced, best tempered, and, frankly, the most electable of all these candidates. candidly, donald trump and ted cruz both have just very high negatives. i don't know how they can walk that back. but you look at how john kasich performs in swing states. in ohio he defeats hillary clinton by 20 points. a poll in pennsylvania shows kasich is beating act by 16 points. big numbers in wisconsin and new hampshire. the point is john kasich has a
broader appeal, not a narrower appeal, and i think that's something we have to focus on. both ted cruz and donald trump i think are -- don't have the capacity to reach beyond elements of the republican base. they cannot embrace and get the support of persuadable democrats, moderate to conservative democrats, as well as independents. i think that's what we have to focus on, electability. >> electability. okay. and a lot of people say, namely donald trump, that the system is rigged to get an establishment candidate through like john kasich even though he isn't winning the popular vote and he isn't winning votes among the delegates either. jesse, i will ask you that question because you were a ron paul supporter, right? and the rnc changed the rules to keep ron paul from becoming the candidate of choice of the delegates. do i have that right? >> they sure did. look, the american voters want a system that's transparent and accessible, and the way that we elect the republican nominee is anything but transparent and accessible. and if the rnc or power players
in the rnc don't like the outcome, they've shown the capacity and the ability to go a and just change the rules. they will try to do that for donald trump but it's not going to work. i would like to address the point about electability. he makes a great point except he's got the wrong guy. donald trump has consistently shown his ability to mobilize and fire up a base of working class union people, african-america african-americans, could come out and vote republican is unprecedented and -- >> wait, wait, wait. trump supporters keep saying african-america african-americans, but polls show he doesn't have great support among african-americans. where are you getting that? >> i predict that donald trump will win 25% of the african-american vote, which would just about double up george w. bush's all-time high in the african-american vote from 2004. >> alice, do you agree with that? >> i certainly don't. look, the bottom line here is that all the talk about the crooked system is nothing more from a distraction from the fact
that donald trump is a failed leader with regard to bringing together a presidential team that can execute a successful campaign, and ted cruz has the right message. he has the right time. he has the ability to connect with people. out of these conventions, these are grassroots supporters that we have organized and mobilized who are getting people out to support -- >> although i will say, alice, that ted cruz doesn't have wide -- >> and that's -- >> ted cruz doesn't have wide support among minority voters either. >> can i jump in? >> the key to success in this race is galvanizing and unifying republicans behind ted cruz's message of fighting against washington, defeating obamacare, reining in the size of government, and abolishing the irs. that's what we're seeing at these conventions across the country, at the ballot box -- >> charlie -- we get it. charlie, do you want to jump in? >> i really do. look, donald trump's appeal is very narrow. he's alienated hispanics, women, muslims, prisoners of war, a
long laundry list of offensive comments that he's made that are making it very difficult for him to win a general election. by the same token, senator cruz has said repeatedly that he is appealing to a narrow element of the republican base, and he has been pretty clear that many republicans who don't -- you know, who don't conform with his litmus test are somehow impure, are somehow capitulators or surrenderers. we saw that during the government shutdown. he was the only one pure enough to stand up and the rest of us were sell outs. the country has evolved and i don't believe those two candidates reflect that change. john kasich is much better able to adjust to the changing demographics of our country and has the capacity to appeal not only to republicans but persuadable democrats and independents by far. >> all well-spoken spokes pem for your candidates. thank you for stopple lping by
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all right. lots of things happening here in new york city. you see donald trump there. he just cast his ballot for himself presumably at a nearby synagogue, a polling station was in a synagogue, and now he's back around the trump tower and he's talking to reporters and a couple voters are standing around. he said it was a very proud moment. do you want to -- let's listen just a bit. >> -- why didn't you bring that up earlier in this race? >> because it's a very negative thought. i like being positive. >> so you didn't want -- >> he gave very, very little back to new york, and it's a shame, but i want to be positive. >> but you felt it was important to bring it up today? >> what was going through your head when you're voting for yourself. you're in the voting booth, it's just you and the machine. you're voting for yourself. what is it like? >> it's a proud moment. it's a great moment and who would have thought, and it's just an honor, and my whole reason for doing this is to make
america great again. we're a country with tremendous problems, and we are going to make america great again. >> how do you feel about the campaign moving forward after today? >> i think it's great. i think the campaign has been doing well. many, many senators, governors, they're all gone. we have tremendous support, and, you know, having ben carson and having chris christie and so many others supporting me, senator sessions, we have amazing support, but i'm really honored and putting in that vote today was really something terrific. >> all right. so you hear donald trump after casting a vote, said it was a very proud moment for him, and as we showed you before, bernie sanders is actually walking the streets of new york city greeting voters trying to drum up excitement to get them to vote. he can't cast a ballot for himself because he's a vermont resident but bernie sanders is out there working the streets. chris frates is catching up with voters himself. he's in brooklyn this morning. i'd like to check in with you. hi, chris.
>> reporter: hey, good morning, carol. i can tell you you can see i'm at a very busy brooklyn polling place. behind me you have folks checking in. if you take a little bit of a walk with me, i can show you this has been a long line, a steady stream of folks all day long. in fact, at one point the line was out the door, down the hallway, and around the corner. folks grabbing their ballot, as you can see, grabbing their ballot. only 65 republican votes so far. all the votes have been democratic and that's going to be huge. this is the battle in brooklyn. bernie sanders, of course, born and raised here in the borough. hillary clinton has her campaign headquarters just down the street. hillary clinton coming into today with a double digit lead in the polls, feeling very good. information, sh in fact, she voted in her hometown of chappaqua. this is what she had to say. >> it feels great, and i am so excited about both campaigning
here in new york, voting here in new york, and i love new york, and this has been a joy during the last two weeks to be here all over the state. >> reporter: now, of course, bernie sanders looking to upset hillary clinton here in his home state. he needs to win as many delegates as he can. he's lagging hillary clinton by about 200 delegates. there's 250 at stake here today, but, remember, this is not a winner-take-all state, it's proportional. so if hillary clinton continues to win, they will continue to amass those votes. bernie sanders looking to cut into her lead and get as many of those votes as possible. he needs to win by wide margins here to help cut that delegate lead down, and as you're seeing behind me, carol, and around, people voting, and a lot at stake here as folks continue to come to the polls all day long. >> it's nice to see it's a busy place. chris frates, many thanks. and you heard chris say it, while democrats often count on new york to turn blue in
presidential elections, today's primary could be one of the most important for the party and the state in years. 247 delegates up for grabs, and for hillary clinton a win could be all she needs to put the nomination firmly out of bernie sanders' reach. and in a new york daily news op-ed, clinton rights in part this morning, the spotlight in new york shiites brighter than anywhere else. we've seen that again in the past few weeks, including right here on the pages "the new york daily news." you have to be able to answer the hard questions and show how you're going to deliver real results and you have to be tough enough to take on the republicans and win. when you vote on tuesday, think about which candidate really makes the grade. and i'm sure it's pretty clear who she's talking about here. so let's talk about that and more with chris smith. he's a contributing editor for "new york magazine" and nomiki kants, a bernie sanders supporter. before we get that the daily news thing, i want to talk about the voters of new york. you sa yw that polling place in
brooklyn. it's busy. >> i voted in brooklyn myself at about 7:00 this morning and it was lonely. you know, and you talk about who is the authentic new yorker, they asked trump what was going through his moond as he stepped into the voting booth, the machine, whatever it was there. if you're an authentic new yorker what you're thinking is will the machine work? you know -- >> yep. >> -- that's always a question election day here unfortunately. >> i hope it won't be a question. every election season they say we have all the problems fixed. >> we're getting there. a couple million dollars more eventually. >> are new yorkers excited to vote? >> yeah, i think so. you have seen that all over the city and the state with the turnout at rallyings, all over the city. bernie sanders in prospect park over the weekend and the bronx last week, queens last night. hillary clinton maybe not the massive numbers, but, yeah, the excitement has been the highest certainly in 24 years when the last time new york presidential
primary counted and on the compa republican side, too, you will probably see a record turnout for a republican presidential primary. so, yeah, and it's important i think too because new york demographically, upstate, downstate, you put the whole thing together, is really representative of what you're going to see in the national general election in the fall. >> it's a microcosm of the country, right? >> let's talk about the daily news op-ed written by hillary clinton because obviously she slammed bernie sanders, right? her campaign actually says bernie sanders has been very negative and is attacking her at the expense of the democratic party. i want you to listen to something brian fallon told me in the last hour of "newsroom." he's the press secretary for hillary for america. >> the tone of the attacks was suggesting that if the democratic party doesn't see fit to nominate bernie sanders then it's not a party worth supporting and that's poisonous rhetoric that would seriously
impair our party's ability to come together in the closing weeks. >> your response, poisonous rhetoric that could harm the democratic party. >> this is coming from the man who invented the term disqualify. he sent out that -- >> you mean brian fallon? >> he sent out the press release saying their tactic was disqualify, defeat, and ewe nigh the party later. i don't know how you will unite the party later when you have bill clinton being conned senting. hillary clinton saying yun voters are idealists and they don't understand politics. with all the money they have raised from super pacs to working at the state party with all the patronage promises they have gone out there, the reality is they've lost the last eight out of nine races. they have capped their pledge delegate count at 200, and it has not budged for the past two months. their approval ratings among democrats are the lowest ever in a gallup poll at 36%. they were up by -- >> let me stop you there. let's talk about the approval
ratings because brian says part of the reason hillary clinton's approval ratings have dropped is because of attacks from bernie sanders. >> well, that's irresponsible. >> calling her a shill for wall street and -- >> you know -- >> saying these not qualified to be president and -- >> he started the quaul at thlis argument. i don't want to go back to that. they have a messaging machine. 450 different surrogates out there saying the same statements over and over all day. every single democratic leader going to their district saying the same messages all day. bernie sanders is a scrappy campaign. it's fueled by $27 donations. you know what's amazing, when you're fighting the establishment like that, he was up by 40% a month ago and now she's only up by 6% with a 4% margin of er. yesterday the nbc wswall street journal" poll shows them at a statistical tie. >> what's your prodiction? >> i think it's going to be very close. and that's what matters. it's not that he comes in with a record lead. what's important here is that he
does well and ultimately if she doesn't reach that magic number and she doesn't reach that magic delegate number of 2383, we're going to the convention because ultimately those superdelegates have to decide at the convention on the convention floor, and those are elected officials who have to respond to their voters. they have an obligation to their voters. >> so it's going to the convention and it might be maybe contested kind of chaotic kind of thing? like the republicans? >> one more thing to add, she's only winning with those 65 and older. two demographics with 65 and older. bernie sanders has -- >> also winning among african-americans. >> under 50 bernie sanders is winning with african-americans in every demographic. we have to pay attention to this. the future of the party, the current party is bernie sanders' movement. it's not about hillary clinton being elected and patronage jobs. it's about the future of the party and the people. >> chris, you're my neutral guy. >> sorry about that. >> quite already. >> so the onus falls on you. >> oh, my. >> so when democrats sit back and look at this race, what goes through their mind?
do they think, oh, my gosh, hillary clinton is out of it, bernie sanders is the new democrat? do they think, wow, this should go all the way to convention and we hope it's contested? what do they think? >> you know, speaking for the entirety of the democratic party, i'm not going to go that far, but i think they're by and large proud that it's been an argument about the issues throughout. yeah, there have been some nasty sniping, personal, you know, words here and there, but compared to the republican side, this has been an elevated dialogue. yeah, it's going to be contested. it's gone on longer and further than anybody might have predicted, six, eight months ago. but i think in that daily news op-ed, in hillary's appearance on colbert last night, they're confident of course that they're going to win on the clinton side and they're starting to try to pivot to the national argument that what's going to bring democrats together is the democratic nominee versus cruz, versus trump, and if it's bernie, you know, if it's
hillary, that's what's going to bring us together. and hillary is already trying to get there and put bernie behind her. >> and i have to leave it there. i do. i have to leave it there. thank you so much for stopping by. >> go vote, go vote! >> absolutely. we can all agree on that. still to come, oh, let's go back out to brooklyn and a polling station there because you see people are casting their votes and that's a great thing. also still to come in the "newsroom," today new york republicans are, of course, choosing between donald trump, ted cruz, and john kasich, but what is an undecided loyalist to do when his candidate is out of the race? we'll ask him.
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and good morning. i'm carol costello. thank you so much for joining me. voters in new york are heading to the polls for today's state primary. this is a closed contest, so only registered democrats and republicans can participate. with new york's large delegate count, the outcome could make or break several campaigns. miguel marquez joins us from a polling place in lancaster, new york, just outside of buffalo. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, carol. new york's second biggest city and certainly 247 democrats available and 95 republican delegates. a huge delegate haul for both sides. very steady stream of voters here. glen is checking in the voters, then they go to their voting district to check in there, and then they actually vote. we've seen several hundred here. across the state since december along there have been 307,000
new registrations, 170,000 of them democrats, about 54,000 of them republican, gives you a sense of the excitement from both sides there. certainly the democrats seem far more excited to register and to vote in this election. in part this is a bigger day and they're expecting heavy turnout because new york matters for the first time for both parties in a presidential primary in about 40 years, and three new yorkers, hillary clinton, bernie sanders, and donald trump all running in this one. lots of excitement out there. carol? >> certainly so. miguel marquez reporting live from lancaster, new york. checking some other top stories at 34 minutes past. five people have drowned in texas as record rainfall triggers flash flooding. 1,000 homes have flooded, many of them still without power. crews have carried out more than 1,200 high-water rescues. more than 20 inches of rain fell in some areas in a single day.
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murray who had supported marco rubio until rubio dropped out of the race. now you are undecided. still? >> yes, i am. yes, i am. i'm still lamenting the fact that marco's name will not be on the ballot. >> when do you plan to cast a vote? >> as i leave the studio i will go to my polling place and i still have not decided completely. >> what are you going to do, close your eyes and just -- >> no, you know, on the way back from here to the polling places, i will continue to do my homework and i would encourage anyone who is still undecided, check out where each candidate stands on the issues. you know, we have too much bumper sticker politics. we don't need that. we need details. we need to know where these candidates stand on the issues. >> well, i think most voters would agree with you. so donald trump is the front-runner. he's supposed to win new york by leaps and bounds. so why are you so hesitant to cast your vote for him? >> each candidate has their
strengths and each has their weaknesses. now, as i said, i supported marco rubio because i think and i still think he would be the best president -- >> you think it's because donald trump called marco rubio little marco? >> and the hands and everything else. that part of it is unfortunate. it's unfortunate where there's name calling and finger pointeding, things like this. we need to really concentrate on the issues. we have serious issues -- >> what are your reservations about mr. trump? >> i would say i want a few more details. i like what -- some of the things he's saying and i don't like some of the things he's saying. >> like? >> well, when you talk about the immigration policy, i'm happy that he's got that discussion going because it's something that needed to be done. we need to be taking steps to remedy this. there's been talk for 30 years and yet nothing done. so i like that he's bringing it up and he's got the discussion very lively and going, but maybe some of the tact that he's taken is a bit too much.
>> like the wall? >> i'm okay with the wall. i don't know about rounding everyone up and, you know, kicking them out kind of thing. >> so ted cruz and his new york values comment, is that why you're hesitant about senator cruz? >> yes. and i'll be perfectly blunt, yes. i think he played that well to his advantage in iowa, but now he's coming home to roost in new york, and i took offense to it, and i think others did too. >> what do you think it means? because senator cruz says it means the liberal values of new york city. the liberal politicians, rather. >> listen, i am a politician here in new york, and i work in albany, and he's right, it is the liberal bastion, if you will, but there are also some conservative values in there as well. so when you make those kind of sweeping statements, i think you should be ready to pay the price when you do that. and i think that's the problem with this campaign to this point is there have been too many of those sweeping overall statements and generalizations. we were talking on the way in here to the studio about labels and tags that have been given to
all of the candidates, and anyone supporting them is considered -- well, you're a sympathetic to amnesty or you're this or you're that. i think that's ridiculous. we need to be looking at issues. >> okay. i didn't mention john kasich but he is expected to finish second here in the state of new york. >> yes, yes. >> so why not him? >> i met with him about a week and a half ago, and i think he is an extremely sincere person. i think he really wants to do well. i do have some issues with some of his issues. common core for one. i'd like more details. i'd like more details from a lot of them which is why i'm still -- >> it's too late. >> i know, i know. i'm still a little bit undecided but i will make that decision and i will be voting. >> has this helped, talking about it publicly on national televisi television? >> i will tell you this, i am not undecided in one race though. i will be encouraging everyone to vote for chris mcgrath for new york state senate today in the ninth district. >> at least you have your mind made up about someone. >> that's right. >> thank you so much and good luck.
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anthony bourdain is back with a new season of "parts unknown." in the premiere episode this sunday he travels to the philippines. he finds for many mothers in manila, spending years away from your family is just a part of life. >> i'm hungry. although we always say it's ladies first, i think we'll serve you. >> it's okay this time? just this once.
so good. so how long have you been back in the philippines. >> in the philippines, three years. >> three years now. where have you worked? hong kong for five years. >> for five years and then i went to america. i stayed there for almost 30 years. >> aurora is recently back in manila after most of her life spent abroad. what kind of work were you doing? >> i did housekeeping and babysitting. >> the money she sent home put everybody here and many, many more through school, lifted them up to a more comfortable life. and you left that family behind. >> yeah. >> to go out there and make money. that's never an easy decision, a painful, painful choice. aurora's children, now middle-aged, are finally getting to know their mother. >> okay, okay, okay. bring the food inside.
>> many, many, many filipino women like you who had to leave their families, go abroad. >> yeah. absolutely. >> anthony bourdain is here to tell us more about his trip to manila, and it's sad actually. >> very emotional. this is not an atypical story. hundreds of thousands of filipinos leave the country, leave their families, leave their own children to spend most, if not all, of their lives abroad sending money back. it's an enormous and vital part of the filipino economy. it's very much part of the overseas experience, and i think it's going to be a very emotional show for a lot of filipinos living here. >> just in the short clip we saw, they seem so positive. >> this is a not unusual situation. i mean, their options are limited. the government doesn't do much
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let's head out to brooklyn voters hitting the polls on this primary day. donald trump is looking for a solid win in new york, a win that will propel him to the gop nomination. our live coverage of the primary begins in a little over five hours. nicknames, they are one of donald trump's favorite weapons and now he has a new one for hillary clinton. jeanne moos plays the trump nickname game. >> reporter: they are nicknames designed to do more than just nick an opponent. >> lying ted. what's your name?
tying ted cruz. >> reporter: from lying ted to low energy jeb to -- >> little marco. >> reporter: donald trump revels in misspelling them. >> l-y-e-n. >> reporter: now a new nickname. >> crooked hillary. >> i don't respond to donald trump and his string of insults. >> she's been crooked from the beginning. >> he can say whatever he wants to say about me. >> crooked hillary clinton. >> i really could care less. >> reporter: sometimes the donald dispenses a nickname that doesn't stick. for instance all those crazy megyn kelly tweets never quite took off. trump suggested a nickname for himself when the candidates were asked what they'd like their secret service name to be. >> humble. >> reporter: actually, the secret service ended up code naming trump mogul. mogul has been the target of nicknaming retaliation from ted cruz. >> donald wakes up at night in cold sweats that people will
call him losing donald. >> reporter: on monday hillary went on a radio show that bestows donkey of the day dishonorable mention. a zinger once aimed at her. hillary nominated trump. >> i think he's the donkey of the decade. >> reporter: of course, the nickname for donald is the donald. where did that come from? his first wife ivana born in czechoslovakia called him the donald as she was learning english. it turns out his ancestors changed the family name to trump and when john oliver heard the original name, well, everything old is new again. >> and this is true, drumpf, yes. >> reporter: hats off to nicknames. jeanne moos, cnn, new york. it's such a strange election season. it's always interesting though, right?
thank you so much for joining me today. i'm carol costello. "at this hour with berman and bolduan" starts now. no new yorker can vote for ted cruz. if i'm the nominee, we win the general election. >> if i'm the only one that can win in the fall, how do you pick somebody else? >> i don't think there's been a more important consequential election in quite some time. >> if we get a large voter turnout, we're going to win here in new york. hello, everyone. i'm john berman. >> i'm kate bolduan. new york, you're on the clock, my friends. right now the state is the center of the political universe. new yorkers are heading to the polls as we speak, and i do not think it is overstating it to say that new yorkers -- new york's results tonight h