Democratic primary took place in Kentucky on Tuesday. Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are in a very tight race. So far 82,9 percent of counts favor Clinton on the lead with 47,3 percent against 46,2 percent for Sanders.

3,063 out of 3,696 precints have already been checked and Hillary Clinton received 174,131 votes.  These results fulfill the predictions made by analysts, about how Clinton would win in Kentucky.

Early primary returns in Kentucky show a rather close race between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders for the Democratic Presidential Candidate's ticket. Image Credit: Rappler
Early primary returns in Kentucky showed a rather close race between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders for the Democratic Presidential Candidate’s ticket. Image Credit: Rappler

Clinton leading so far

Hillary Clinton is leading the race among the Democratic Party, with a considerable advantage over Sanders. With Clinton’s 1,716 delegates, an almost 300 delegates difference in comparison to Bernie.  That leaves her in the front in a somewhat comfortable position. She needs to win a small portion of the remaining votes to be the actual party’s nominee.

However, Sanders has not completely lost the race yet. There’s still a small chance for him to win the nomination, and two losses for Clinton would be the starting point. He stated to his followers that he will continue in the race towards the White House until the Party Convention that will be held in July, in Philadelphia.

This thin margin between Clinton and Sanders actually represents a completely different panorama to the popularity of Clinton in the last elections. Eight years ago Hillary Clinton won over Barack Obama with almost 40 percent of votes.

The Campaign

Bernie Sanders had an outstanding campaign both Kentucky and Oregon with more volunteers than the ones participating in Clinton’s campaign.

The volunteers in the Sander’s team had made large rallies across the states and have established phone banks to promote voting. The strategy has been paying the most attention possible to electors in those States. However, in Kentucky, at least Clinton is still getting the advantage.

Source: LA Times