Clinton on track to win nomination in early June
Just 118 short of the delegates needed to win the Democratic presidential nomination, Hillary Clinton remains on track to do so by early June.
Clinton and Sanders each picked up at least 25 delegates Tuesday in Kentucky’s presidential primary.
NBC News called Clinton the apparent winner on Twitter, but the Associated Press reports that the margin in Kentucky between the two is less than one-half of 1 percent, which means the race is too close to call.
After the votes in Oregon are counted later Tuesday, the next caucuses are in the Virgin Islands on June 4 and Puerto Rico on June 5, with a combined total of 67 delegates at stake.
If Sanders still hopes to reach the 2,383 needed to win, he would have to pick up an overwhelming 88 percent of the remaining delegates and uncommitted superdelegates.
That’s all but impossible under the Democrats’ system of awarding delegates in proportion to the vote, rather than winner-takes-all.