Republican presidential contender Donald Trump casts his ballot in the New York state primary. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump voted on Tuesday (April 19) in the New York primary, a contest he's expected to win. The billionaire businessman has vowed to put the heavily Democratic state in play in the November general election, but the Queens native could find his home state a political graveyard like so many Republican presidential contenders before him. Polls show Trump beating his Republican rivals with about 50 percent support versus roughly 20 percent each for Senator Ted Cruz of Texas and Ohio Governor John Kasich. The New York businessman insists he is the only one of the three remaining candidates who can attract enough new voters to win states in the Nov. 8 general election that have long been key Democratic strongholds. Trump has said repeatedly in interviews and on the campaign trail that he could rewrite the electoral map to put historically Democratic states such as New York and Pennsylvania in play in a general election. As he describes it, he has crossover appeal that is strongest in the populous northeastern United States, where social attitudes are more liberal than in the deeply religious South and Midwest.