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2016 Primaries: Democratic Race Close as Voting Ends in Kentucky

© Sputnik / Cassandra FairbanksCountdown 2016: Sanders and Clinton Neck-and-Neck in Key States
Countdown 2016: Sanders and Clinton Neck-and-Neck in Key States - Sputnik International
As polls close in Kentucky’s Democratic primary, it remains too close to call between Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and former secretary of state Hillary Clinton.

With 93% reporting, Sanders currently leads 46.6% to Clintons' 46.5%.

Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during a campaign stop on Sunday, March 13, 2016, at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio - Sputnik International
The Battle Between Hillary and Bernie: Why Sanders' Primary Wins Matter

A Sanders victory would add to his momentum after major wins in West Virginia and Indiana. It would also represent a key defeat in a state that Clinton won during her 2008 race against President Barack Obama.

A win for Clinton would add to her sizeable delegate lead. In pledged delegates, Clinton leads Sanders 1,716 to 1,433.

2,383 are needed to clinch the nomination.

A Democratic primary is also being held in Oregon. Polls will close late Tuesday night, with Senator Sanders expected to win.

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