Hillary Clinton projected winner of the New York Democratic Primary

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CBS News has projected that Hillary Clinton has won the New York Democratic primary race.

According to CBS News exit polls, Clinton gained most of her support from women voters, with 57 percent versus 45 percent of male voters. She also ran strongly among non-white voters, taking 63 percent of their vote overall. Clinton beat Sanders 71 to 28 percent among African-American voters, and 59 to 41 percent among Hispanics.

Exit polls also showed that Sanders took most of the youth vote, getting 85 percent of the under-25 vote, as well as 61 percent of the vote from those 25 to 29. 

In Monroe County, Clinton narrowly beat Sanders 52 to 48 percent, with a final vote count of 37,309 as of 11 p.m. on Tuesday. Sanders received 34,717 votes, according to CBS News.

Clinton thanked her supporters from a victory rally in New York City, proclaiming “there’s no place like home.”

“It’s not enough to diagnose problems,” Clinton said of her opponents. “You have to actually solve problems.”

Clinton wrapped up her speech by saying, “America is great, and we can do great things together!”

Hillary’s campaign also tweeted a call to unify for the general election:

On the GOP side, Donald Trump was projected as the winner nearly as soon as the polls in New York closed.

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