The Kentucky Democratic Party on Wednesday was waiting on final numbers from the Tuesday’s presidential primary before doling out delegates to Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. Daniel Lowry, a spokesman for the party, said Democrats had hoped to get the numbers by Wednesday afternoon but that the numbers may not be finalized until sometime Thursday. He said the party expects the apportionment could be 28 delegates for Clinton and 27 for Sanders following the narrow win for the former Senator and Secretary of State. “It was so close,” Lowry said of the election returns. According to the Kentucky Secretary of State’s Office, Clinton beat Sanders by 1,924 votes out of 454,573 cast in the presidential primary.
The Associated Press still hasn’t called the race because the 0.43 percent differential between the two candidates is within the news agency’s margin of error. Nevertheless, the AP went ahead and allotted 27 delegates each to Clinton and Sanders, leaving one earned delegate not pledged to either one.
Kentucky also has five superdelegates. U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth and Democratic National Committee member Charlotte Lundergan have said they will support Clinton. Neither party Chairwoman Sannie Overly nor DNC member Charlie Moore have announced their intentions. And the party hasn’t named a vice chairman, who will be the state party’s fifth and final superdelegate.
Lowry said the party is now awaiting a tabulation of votes cast in each of the state’s six congressional districts because delegates are awarded proportionately by congressional district. It’s also unclear whether the Sanders camp will seek either a recanvass or a recount, challenging Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes’ vote tally.
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