Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has won a big victory in her adopted home state of New York. As of this writing (not quite 11PM primary night) it looks like the final vote over Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders will settle at about 56%-57% for Clinton to Sanders' 43%-44%. It does not compare with Sanders' 80% support in his home state, but it is enough of a margin to say it was not as close as Sanders needed to at least win a moral victory.

Delegates have not finally been tabulated yet but of the statewide delegates (as opposed to the ones who ran in the 27 congressional districts, Clinton has won 104 and Sander 85 - a good take home for both candidates but not enough for Sanders to narrow his deficit in delegates. He has no hope to win the Democratic nomination this summer.

But there are some significant numbers behind these overall numbers should prove to be troublesome for the frontrunner. First is that of New York's 62 counties, 49 are in Upstate New York and of the 46 of these counties that have reported thus far, Sanders has won 44 of them - several by landslides. It looks like Clinton has barely eked out a victory in Monroe County - where Rochester is located - and is doing well only in Onondaga County, where Syracuse is the dominant city. While a smaller percentage of the vote comes from Upstate in a Democratic primary, the region represents over 40% of the total vote in a general election. Clinton won Upstate New York in both of her US Senate races. She needs to know what happened to the good will she once counted on.

Second is that once again Sanders triumphed in a big way among 18-29 year olds who represented 17% of the total vote. Sanders won this group 72% to 28%. They tell us that he exciting, authentic, and clear. They also tell us the flip side of this story - Clinton is none of the above. This is a problem that can mainly be overcome with strong endorsements of Clinton by President Obama, as well as Sanders and Senator Elizabeth Warren. But Clinton will especially have to worry about the "authentic" piece. Any efforts to reinvent herself to be more appealing to younger voters will appear to be just that - reinvention hence inauthentic.

She has shown a side of herself that is particularly problematic for her - i.e. the capacity to change her opinions 180 degrees at a moment's notice. That is what was so revealing about her Brooklyn debate with Sanders. Out of nowhere she came out in support of a $15 an hour minimum wage. A former Secretary of State who negotiated with both Israelis and Palestinians came out militantly pro-Israel to a degree that was both unseemly in its pandering and gratuitous. And her television and radio ads cited how she fought against "bad trade deals", some of the deals she herself negotiated during her time at State.

Sanders will most likely continue to raise a lot of money and continue his battle against big money donations. The campaign goes on as Sanders rallies the young and the progressive wing of the Democratic Party. But Clinton won a big tonight.