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With Over 125,000 Voters Purged, Plans to Audit the BOE

There you have it: Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump took the New York primary last night.

But keep in mind how many more Democrats there are in New York. Clinton garnered the most votes state-wide, followed by Bernie Sanders, followed by Trump.

Andrea Bernstein, senior editor for Politics & Policy for WNYC News, and POLITICO New York's Bill Mahoney break down the primary results.

Hear them refer to the neighborhood-by-neighborhood results, illustrated in our Data News Team's maps.

New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer gave an update on his audit of the Board of Elections after complaints of polling problems and a WNYC report that found many fewer registered Democrats in Brooklyn compared to last year. 

"Voting shouldn't be a gamble," the Comptroller said. "It should be something that you know you're going to do on that day."

The Comptroller laid the blame not only on the Board of Elections but also on Albany and the state legislature, saying the state needs to be more transparent about efforts to organize voter records, pre-register young people, and enact same-day voting registration.


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