Photo: Vice President Joe Biden, pictured from back in orange hood, at the Syracuse University College of Law graduation; Biden graduated from the school in 1968 and is delivering a commencement speech - @RobertHarding
Editor's note: As of this morning, 98 percent of New York state's vote has been counted. Donald Trump has just under 61 percent of the Republican vote, still leading in virtually every part of the state, except Manhattan, where John Kasich leads by less than four points. Hillary Clinton has garnered nearly 58 percent of the Democratic vote, with leads in urban areas like Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse and the New York City metropolitan area. Statewide, more Democrats turned out to the polls than Republicans. The New York Times projects Clinton will gain 139 delegates, while Bernie Sanders will take 106. Trump is projected to earn 89 delegates, while Kasich will take three. - Rebecca
Editor's note: With 75 percent of New York state precincts counted, Donald Trump leads the GOP primary with 60 percent of the vote, while Hillary Clinton leads the Democratic race with nearly 58 percent. According to a map created by the New York Times, Trump dominated in almost every corner of the state, except for in Manhattan; there, John Kasich has a slight edge. On the Democratic side, Clinton did well with voters in the New York City metropolitan area and other urban areas like Rochester and Syracuse, while Bernie Sanders was more popular in other upstate communities. The Republicans have 96 delegates up for grabs, while the Democrats will hand out 291. We'll continue to update the results here. - Rebecca
Syracuse (/ˈsɪrəkjuːs/ or local /ˈsɛrəkjuːs/) is a city in, and the county seat of, Onondaga County, New York, in the United States. It is the largest U.S. city with the name "Syracuse", and is the fourth most populous metropolitan city in the state of New York. At the 2010 census, the city population was 145,170, and its metropolitan area had a population of 732,117. It is the economic and educational hub of Central New York, a region with over a million inhabitants. Syracuse is also well-provided with convention sites, with a downtown convention complex and, directly west of the city, the Empire Expo Center, which hosts the annual Great New York State Fair. Syracuse was named after the original Syracuse (Siracusa in Italian), a city on the eastern coast of the Italian island of Sicily.
The city has functioned as a major crossroads over the last two centuries, first between the Erie Canal and its branch canals, then of the railway network. Today, Syracuse is located at the intersection of Interstates 81 and 90, and its airport is the largest in the region. Syracuse is home to Syracuse University, a major research university, as well as several smaller colleges and professional schools. In 2010 Forbes rated Syracuse 4th in the top 10 places in the U.S. to raise a family.