The battle for the Empire State

(NBC) — An NBC-Wall Street Journal poll shows the frontrunners are pulling ahead in New York, and there is a lot of talk among republicans about the system being unfair.

Trump’s complaining the system is not fair. NBC’s analysis shows he’s won 45 percent of delegates so far, but only 37 percent of the vote. Even with a 33 point lead in New York, Donald Trump is complaining of dirty politics. “It’s a rigged, disgusting, dirty system,” said Trump.

After his delegate loss in Colorado. “They took away their votes,” said Trump, (R) Presidential Candidate.

“65,000 people voted in the state of Colorado. They just didn’t vote for you. They voted for our campaign,” said Ted Cruz, (R) Presidential Candidate. But now the Cruz campaign is also crying foul after losing key convention positions in Michigan.

They’re accusing Trump and John Kasich of colluding to squeeze Cruz out. Kasich denies it. He’s polling number two in New York facing tough questions on religious liberty. “I’m a traditional marriage guy, OK? But the court ruled, I’m allowing the court ruling to stand,” said John Kasich, (R) Presidential Candidate.

Hillary Clinton has a 14-point lead over Bernie Sanders in New York. She’s focusing on gun violence. “My opponent voted against the Brady Bill five times,” declared Clinton.

Sanders, on trade costing Buffalo jobs. “Secretary Clinton supported virtually every trade policy,” declared Bernie Sanders, (D) Presidential Candidate

Hammering local issues to win New York one week from today. New York could be a tough one for sanders. It’s a closed primary – only for registered Democrats – meaning the independents who’ve largely supported him won’t be able to vote.

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