For Bernie Sanders a penultimate and ill-timed defeat; a crushing blow which might be the straw that breaks the camel’s back; possibly putting an end to his presidential aspirations. Losing New York by a large-margin makes his already highly-improbable chances of catching Hillary nearly impossible. While not mathematically totally-eliminated, at this juncture, you have to be optimistic to the point of borderline-delusion to believe Sanders, the dark-horse candidate, is going to be able to catch Hillary without a political-miracle the likes of which our nation has never seen.
Sanders needs about 56% of the remaining delegates to tie with Hillary.
California is the biggest ‘prize’ insofar as number of delegates go, with 247 delegates, but New York carries with it the second most delegates (223) awarded in any state; making New York and California pivotal (swing) states.
On Tuesday, April 26th (2016); when northeastern states Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Connecticut are all headed to the polls; If Sanders can pull off huge wins in ALL five of these states, he might be able to gather that old second wind to come from behind to snatch victory from the jaws of bitter-defeat; but again, the likelihood is not very great (of a Sanders’ victory over Hillary Clinton).