Clinton, Sanders in tight Ky. race; Sanders, Trump win Ore

Still, with the primary season's end now within sight, it's fair to ask the question: What did Sanders, from a national perspective, really win? Her campaign manager, Robby Mook, said Clinton was grateful for Nevadans who participated in the process but that no one should be intimidated, harassed or threatened.

With only seven primaries left, Clinton has amassed 1,767 pledged delegates to Sanders' 1,488. In Oregon, Sanders will receive at least 28 delegates and Clinton will get at least 24 of the 61 delegates at stake. He needs to win by overwhelming margins the rest of the way to stand a chance at catching Clinton.

That comes after the two candidates split the delegates fairly evenly in Kentucky, with that race too close to call.

As of midnight into Wednesday, The Associated Press awarded each candidate 25 delegates from Kentucky with 11 remaining to be allocated.

That means based on primaries and caucuses to date, Clinton has 1,765 while Sanders has 1,486.

With a lead in delegates that is nearly impossible for Mr. Sanders to overcome, Mrs. Clinton is moving closer each week to claiming the Democratic nomination.

Several US networks called the Pacific northwest state for Mr Sanders, who was leading the former secretary of state 53% to 47%.

After his morale-boosting win in Oregon, Sanders told thousands of his supporters in California that he is not giving up even though he has a steep hill to climb.

"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.

"I think one of the lessons of 2008 is not to confuse passion in primary for disinterest in the general election", Earnest said, adding that "highly motivated" supporters were good for democracy.

Sanders and Clinton will split Kentucky's 55 pledged delegates almost evenly, while Sanders will take a slightly larger share of Oregon's 61 delegates - still leaving Clinton with a comfortable lead and less than 100 delegates away from clinching the nomination.

"Bernie Sanders is losing this race and instead of taking it like a man, he's working the refs", she said.

"I'm a little astounded how some my fellow Republicans just can't say: The race is over". Sanders holds an average of 41.3 percent support to Clinton's 51 percent in the state, according to RealClearPolitics.

Simmering tensions between Bernie Sanders backers and other Democrats, including party leaders, burst into the open following an ugly fracas instigated by Sanders supporters at the Nevada Democratic Party convention over the weekend.

"The Sanders campaign is continuing to be dishonest about what happened Saturday and is failing to adequately denounce the threats of violence of his supporters", the Nevada Democratic Party said in a statement.

Later, in California, Sanders said the party could "do the right thing and welcome into the party people who are prepared to fight for real economic and social change". Let the people in.

Then, Trump's campaign and the Republican National Committee announced a joint fundraising agreement to form two committees that will allow individual donors to give up to $449,400 and will help state parties.

In a razor-thin victory, Clinton won the Kentucky primary.

With Mr. Sanders pressing on with his campaign and Mr. Trump now the presumptive Republican nominee, Mrs. Clinton has been campaigning against two opponents at once, trying to defeat Mr. Sanders in state after state while also building an argument against Mr. Trump. With his win in Oregon, Mr Trump now has 1,160 delegates, putting him within 77 delegates of clinching the Republican nomination.

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