DemDaily: Tonight’s Battle for the Ballot & The Count!

April 14, 2016

New York is the setting for tonight's battle for the ballot, with dueling events hosted by CNN and MSNBC.

Both broadcasts are a lead-up to NewYork's April 19th primaries, where a critical 247 Democratic and 95 Republican delegates are at stake.

CNN & NY1 will host Democratic candidates Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton in Brooklyn for their 9th debate. Much has happened in the month since their last match up in Miami. While HRC still has a sizable lead in delegates, Sanders has won 7 out of the last 8 primary contests.


CNN Democratic Primary Debate

When: Thursday, April 14th
9:00pm ET (8pm CT, 7pm MT, 6pm PT)
Brooklyn, New York. Duggal Greenhouse
Sponsors: CNN, NY1
Wolf Blitzer
Hillary Clinton & Bernie Sanders

Not to be outdone, MSNBC is hosting back-to-back townhalls with Republicans Ted Cruz and John Kasich.

Donald Trump, who is noticeably absent from the line-up, has skipped the major networks since his controversial comments that women who have abortions should suffer "some form of punishment" during MSNBC's last town hall.


MSNBC Republican Town Halls

When: Thursday, April 14th
Time: 7:00pm ET (6pm CT, 5pm MT, 4pm PT)
Where: Jericho, New York (Long Island)
Sponsor: MSNBC
Chris Matthews
John Kasich Town hall
Aired On/Streaming:  (Note: Recorded earlier)
When: Thursday, April 14th
Time:  8:00pm ET (7pm CT, 6pm MT, 5pm PT)
Where: Buffalo, New York. Univ of Buffalo, Katharine Cornell Theatre
Sponsor: MSNBC
Moderator: Chuck Todd
Candidate: Ted Cruz Town Hall
AiredOn/Streaming:  (Note: Recorded at 11:00am ET)

The Current Count!


Clinton:  1,790 delegates (1,309 Pledged/481 Super)

Sanders:  1,134 (1,095 Pledged/38 Super)

To Clinch Nomination: 2,383


Trump:      758

Cruz:      544

Kasich:   144

To Clinch Nomination: 1,237


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