WASHINGTON: Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders were effectively tied in Kentucky´s Democratic presidential primary with 75 percent of the vote counted on Tuesday night.
The tight contest was yet another demonstration of how divided Democrats are in the drawn-out national race for the
Kentucky was not considered favorable terrain for Clinton, after neighboring West Virginia and Indiana both went to
Staving off a resounding defeat would give Clinton a little breathing room, as she looks forward to a lull in the primary campaign before the final contests on June 7.
Clinton, who spent the past two days campaigning in Kentucky, would like to lock up the nomination and turn her attention to November´s general election and presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump.
Clinton´s sizeable lead in delegates means it is likely she will eventually be her party´s nominee, but she remains more
than 100 delegates short of sealing the deal.
Oregon also held its primary contest on Tuesday. There are 55 delegates up for grabs in Kentucky and 61 in Oregon.
All of the delegates are awarded proportionally, meaning the results could do little to upset the current trajectory of the race.
Tuesday´s vote in Kentucky followed sometimes violent outbursts in Nevada that increased tensions within the party.
Sanders supporters became angry when Nevada state party officials chose to end their convention and block efforts to
award the senator from Vermont more delegates than he initially won in the February caucus.
The Nevada incident was a warning about the potential for fireworks at July´s Democratic National Convention in
Courtesy : TheNews