Sanders Claims Oregon, Clinton Wins Kentucky

Bernie Sanders claimed victory over Hillary Clinton in Oregon on Tuesday night, while Clinton won Kentucky by fewer than 2,000 votes. The Vermont senator was deemed the winner of Oregon less than one hour after polls closed.

While Clinton only won Kentucky by a small margin, she called for unity on Tuesday evening. The campaign took to Twitter to proclaim Clinton’s victory, and said, “We’re always stronger united.”

As of midnight, the Associated Press said the race was still too close to call. Clinton’s lead over Sanders was razor-thin at 46.8% to 46.3%.

In Oregon, Sanders won 54.5% to 45.5% with just 75% of precincts reporting.

Clinton still holds a commanding lead over Sanders, but losing Oregon and only taking home a small victory in Kentucky has further irritated Clinton, who is focusing her campaign on Trump despite Sanders still hanging on.

Speaking to a crowd of supporters in Carson, California, Sanders acknowledged his loss in Kentucky and noted that the state holds a closed primary, which does not allow independents to vote.

“Where Secretary Clinton defeated Barack Obama by 250,000 votes in 2008, it appears tonight that we’re going to end up with about half of the delegates from Kentucky,” Sanders said to a cheering crowd.

The Vermont senator predicted wins in several upcoming states, including California.

Written by Andrew


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