UPDATE: Clinton claims victory over Sanders in Kentucky

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UPDATE 5/18/16 @ 7:05 a.m.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton is claiming victory in the Kentucky primary, even though actual numbers have her too close to call with rival Bernie Sanders.

The latest results, with 99 percent of precincts reporting, show Hillary Clinton with 212,549 votes and Bernie Sanders with 210,626. A difference of less than 2,000 votes. A deciding factor in the race is over 24,000 uncommitted votes.

Sanders won the Oregon primary. But overall, Clinton is just 92 delegates short of the number needed to clinch the nomination.

Donald Trump's win in Tuesday's Oregon primary puts him 77 delegates away from clinching the GOP nomination.

ORIGINAL STORY 5/17/16 @ 10:00 p.m.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Democratic presidential primary in Kentucky between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders is too close to call, the Associated Press reports.

With nearly 100 percent of precincts reporting late Tuesday night, Hillary Clinton led Bernie Sanders by the narrowest of margins – 212,549 to 210,626 votes. That is less than one-half of 1 percent.

That was with 99 percent of 3,696 precincts reporting in the state.

The AP reports that Clinton and Sanders will each pick up at least half of Kentucky's delegates.

Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes declared Clinton the unofficial winner.



 
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