New York appears to be turning into the newest battleground state for the Democratic presidential candidates. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders keeps touting his Brooklyn birthplace but he is still trailing Hillary Clinton, who adopted New York as her home state and served as its senator for two terms. Democrats will vote in the state's primary on April 19. The 247 pledged delegates available for the Democrats in New York are awarded proportionally, meaning that the candidates are awarded a proportional number of delegates to the amount of the vote they earn.
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