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Hillary Clinton Projected Winner In Kentucky Primary

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Clinton and rival Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) were in a dead heat for much of the night. While the last polls closed in the Bluegress State at 7 p.m. ET, NBC News didn't call Clinton the "apparent winner" until 10:10 p.m. ET, and CNN's projection came shortly before midnight.

Kentucky's Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes (D) had earlier called into CNN to say Clinton was the "unofficial winner" of the primary. Clinton also declared victory for herself in a tweet:

This post has been updated.