Primary results: Kentucky and Oregon voters weigh in on heated primary

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. © Reuters
Tuesday’s primaries in Kentucky and Oregon will not decide the Republican and Democratic Party nominations, but Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, and Donald Trump are all looking for big wins to kick off the general election with momentum.

In Kentucky, with 99 percent of precincts reporting, Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton are in a virtual tie, Clinton with 46.7 percent of the vote and Sanders with 46.3 percent, according to Associated Press, with a difference of 1,813 votes.

On CNN, Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, a Hillary Clinton supporter, "unofficially" projected Clinton as the winner, accounting for ballots yet to be counted in two precincts in Jefferson County that would not total enough for Sanders to catch up, as he was down, again "unofficially," by 1,813 votes.

Both Clinton and Sanders will take 25 delegates each, AP reported.

In Oregon, with 60 percent of precincts reporting, Bernie Sanders has 53 percent of the vote and Clinton has 47 percent of the vote, according to AP.

With 60 percent of precincts reporting, Bernie Sanders was announced the winner in Oregon by AP, with 53 percent of the vote. Clinton had 47 percent of the vote.

"If the Democratic Party wants to be certain that Donald Trump is defeated," Sanders told supporters in Carson, California, Tuesday night. "We, together, are the campaign to do that."

Trump was announced the winner in Oregon by AP, and at 21 percent of precincts reporting, he carried 64.2 percent of the vote compared to John Kasich with 18.9 percent and Ted Cruz with 16.8 percent.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has all but guaranteed herself the Democratic presidential nomination, but it ain’t over ‘til it’s over, as Yogi Berra once said, and losing ground to Sanders in the last few races leading into the general election against presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump is certainly something she wants to avoid.

Following ballot box tampering in Klamath Falls, Oregon, and dramatic disruptions at a Democratic Party convention in Nevada over the weekend, Senator Bernie Sanders is looking for some big, positive coverage that can only come from winning a primary.

“Our campaign of course believes in non-violent change, and it goes without saying that I condemn any and all forms of violence, including the personal harassment of individuals,” Sanders said in a statement following the upheaval in Nevada, adding, “The Democratic leadership used its power to prevent a fair and transparent process from taking place.”

Sanders supporters reportedly tossed chairs and even left life-threatening messages for Nevada state party chairwoman Roberta Lange after her phone number was publicly released. See the moment that caused the backlash here: