Polling places open in New York for the state's presidential primary. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
NATURAL ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Polling places open in New York, Tuesday as voters cast their ballots in the state's U.S. presidential primary election. Donald Trump is expected to breeze to victory on Tuesday in the New York primary and he's 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 November, 8 general election that have long been key Democratic strongholds. Voters will also select a Democratic candidate, front-runner Hillary Clinton or Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. Sanders needs a strong victory in New York, where 291 delegates to the Democratic convention in July are at stake, if he is to overtake Clinton.