Clinton claims Kentucky, Sanders takes Oregon

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WASHINGTON: Hillary Clinton claimed a narrow victory in Kentucky Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila) as she sought to put away Bernie Sanders, but her resilient rival for the Democratic presidential nomination bounced back to snatch a win in Oregon. With the Kentucky race too close for most US networks to call a winner, Clinton declared victory shortly after Kentucky’s secretary of state Alison Lundergan Grimes announced on CNN that Clinton was the unofficial winner in her state. With 99.8 percent of Blue Grass state precincts reporting, Clinton led Sanders by 46.8 percent to 46.3 percent—a margin of less than 2,000 votes. But the psychological win was short-lived. Half an hour after polls closed in Oregon, US networks projected Sanders the winner there, besting Clinton 53 percent to 47 percent.

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