A Split in Kentucky, Oregon Primaries
Posted on May 20, 2008
As predicted, Hillary Clinton won Tuesday’s Kentucky primary by a huge margin while Barack Obama took the contest in Oregon with a substantial lead. Although Clinton scored another impressive victory, the Obama campaign says it now has a majority of the pledged delegates at stake, hinting that the race is effectively over.
Despite Hillary Clinton’s landslide victory in Kentucky, Barack Obama has won a majority of pledged delegates in the race for the Democratic nomination.
Clinton won Kentucky by more than 30 points, but Obama’s share of the state’s 51 delegates was enough put him over the threshold, according to CNN estimates.
Obama is expected to pick up at least 14 delegates in Kentucky, and by CNN estimates, that will give him 1,627 of the 3,253 pledged delegates at stake in all of primaries and caucuses.
Obama will also pick up a win in Oregon, CNN projects, giving him the larger share of the state’s 52 delegates.
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