Without New York City, Trump would be ahead in New York

November 09, 2016 06:49 PM

Hillary Clinton took New York easily in the presidential election last night, but it was neck and neck outside of New York City.

Clinton dominated New York City, winning by a four to one margin.  But if you take the Big Apple out of the Empire State, according to the latest numbers at time of publication, Trump would be ahead.

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Outside of New York City, there were 2,176,961 votes cast for Donald Trump and 2,175,456 cast for Hillary Clinton.

There is still a small percentage of precincts that haven't reported yet.

Hillary Clinton won about 60 percent of the overall vote in New York.  The majority of counties voted for Donald Trump. In the election map, spots of blue are found in the counties around the state's major cities.

We went to Fulton County, where Donald Trump got twice as many votes as Hillary Clinton.  New York GOP regional vice chair Susan McNeil lives there. She says upstate voted for Trump over jobs.

"There's a reason that churches have disappeared and they're merging. There's a reason that schools have merged, the families are here, they're just not staying here because the jobs aren't here," said McNeil.

Trump would also narrowly secure a victory in the Capital Region, as the numbers stand now.  That's 237,315 for Trump and 236,907 for Clinton.

Only three counties in the Capital Region voted for Clinton: Schenectady, Columbia, and Albany County.

Of those, Clinton won the biggest in Albany County, by 30 thousand votes. We talked to Clinton supporter Albany mayor Kathy Sheehan.

"Those divisions really do run along these lines of city versus more rural areas, and its parts of the country that feel like they've been left out of the recovery," said Sheehan.  

There's always been a debate about what's upstate and what's downstate. The still-updating election numbers can be found here, so you can make your own distinction.


Asa Stackel

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