Hillary Clinton wins New York, New Jersey, Connecticut but many locals dismayed

Hillary Clinton has swept the tristate region with expected wins in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, Fox News projected.

Women and minorities lifted Democrat Hillary Clinton to a victory in New York's presidential election on Tuesday despite Republican Donald Trump's strong backing from voters looking for change.

Clinton was the overwhelming choice among voters who want someone with experience in the White House.

Clinton got 2 out of 3 votes among women and split the vote about evenly among men. She also did well with traditional Democratic voters, including young and low-income people. Minorities backed Clinton by a 4 in 5 margin. She also had a slight edge among independents, a group Trump needed to win because of the large number of Democrats in the state.

White men and whites without college degrees favored Trump. So did those who said that appointments to the U.S. Supreme Court was an important issue for them. More voters, about one-third, said the most important quality for them was a candidate who would bring change, and about three-fourths backed Trump.

Democrats won big in New Jersey on Tuesday, with Hillary Clinton defeating Republican Donald Trump and a Democratic challenger knocking out a seven-term incumbent Republican in the state's most closely watched congressional race.

Clinton's win cements the party's nearly quarter-century lock on the state's 14 electoral votes and overcomes Trump's support from Republican Gov. Chris Christie.

Josh Gottheimer, a former Bill Clinton speechwriter and Microsoft executive, pulled off what many other Democrats dreamed of doing by defeating Republican U.S. Rep. Scott Garrett in the northern New Jersey seat that includes parts of Bergen, Passaic, Sussex and Warren counties.

In supporting Hillary Clinton, Connecticut voters kept alive a streak for Democrats going back nearly a quarter-century.

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal won a second term, and his fellow Connecticut Democrats in the House have all won re-election.

In six consecutive presidential elections, Connecticut has voted for the Democrat, going back to President Bill Clinton's 1992 campaign. The Hillary Clinton campaign made it seven as she topped Republican Donald Trump to win the state's seven electoral votes. Both candidates campaigned in Connecticut during their primary contests, but the Democrat-leaning state did not receive nearly the amount of attention as battleground states during the general campaign.

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