Polls begin to close in Kentucky’s Democratic primary

Polls are closed in part of Kentucky, where Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton faces rival Bernie Sanders in the state’s presidential primary.

In the eastern time zone, the polls have closed. Here in the central time zone, poll will close in about an hour at 6 p.m. 
    
It’s the first of two primary elections on Tuesday for Democrats, who also are voting in Oregon.
    
The former secretary of state entered Tuesday’s primaries with a lead of nearly 300 pledged delegates over Sanders. She also has a wide lead among party officials and elected leaders known as superdelegates.
    
Clinton is on track to clinch the Democratic nomination in early June, but is trying to avoid a streak of losses in the final stretch of the primary campaign.
    
Sanders is coming off recent primary wins in Indiana and West Virginia.
    
Republicans were also voting Tuesday in Oregon, with presumptive nominee Donald Trump expected to win easily.

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