It's primary day in New York

04.19.16 | Bob Price

For the first time in a long time, the vote will actually matter in picking a presidential candidate.

Front-runners Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are taking nothing for granted as they rally supporters to get to the polls.

Trump was on the stump in Buffalo last night where thousands showed up for an election-eve rally.  There were also plenty of protestors outside the First Niagara Center.
Buffalo Bill's Head Coach Rex Ryan introduced Trump at the rally.

The polls are open from noon 'til nine in most counties today.  Since New York is a closed primary, only registered Democrats and Republicans can take part.  The politically unaffiliated are barred from voting and Southern Tier Congressman Tom Reed says that's too bad.

Aside from picking presidential candidates, New Yorkers will also be deciding a key legislative contest on Long Island today that could determine the balance of power in the state senate.