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for a narrow victory lies right here in jefferson county, she has a healthy lead but we'll keep counting. we are counting the votes. i'm anderson cooper. we want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world to a special edition of "ac 360." it's been back and forth between bernie sanders and hillary clinton. if this contest plays out there's fears of democrats of a split within the party following weekend disruptions in nevada which out maneuvered sanders supporters. sanders is doing nothing to calm establishment fears about similar disruptions in the national convention in
philadelphia. sanders is hoping for a win against clinton in oregon but he needs that and more to slow clinton's nomination. donald trump is trying to seal the deal ahead of the convention. let's go to jeff zeleny. he's covering the democratic race. >> bernie sanders right now is flying from puerto rico to california. you saw me outside earlier where there was a long line of people. now we're inside the arena here. some 8,000 people will be sitting in the stands, another 1,200 on the floor and 4,000 on top here. that will be more than 12,000 people here. the voters we talked to here in california really are wanting to vote for bernie sanders. his supporters certainly. hillary clinton has supporters in california. kentucky, the war rooms of both
campaigns are looking exactly at what's happening county by county and they're watching john king to see his analysis of these counties. if clinton wins kentucky, it's a big shot in the arm for her. it doesn't change anything necessarily but given all that i'm still struck by tonight how much hillary clinton ander campaign is focusing solely on donald trump. they are looking ahead to those ads that are coming out tomorrow by her super pac and they're strategyizing going forward how to take him on here. despite this sanders distraction they're focussed solely on donald trump. >> jeff, thanks very much. we're watching very closely results come in from kentucky. bernie sanders in the lead with just 316 votes. more votes to be counted. >> it's very close. 46.5% for each as you say 316 votes separate them almost 400,000 votes have been counted and 96%, 96% of all the votes in
kentucky have already been counted. bernie sanders right now has a lead of 216 votes. dana and david, it doesn't get closer than that. two hours ago they closed all the polls in kentucky. obviously we can't make a projection yet. >> no, we can't. the clinton campaign going into tonight saying it's going to be 50/50 whether she wins. it turns out at least at this point it looks like that prediction was correct. even having said that, the republican race i think it's important to underscore again the fact that this is still happening on the democratic side and that a year ago we started out with 17 candidates or at least heading towards 17 candidates on the republican side and thought there was going to be a contested convention and that's over. >> right, although it's not over in terms of i don't think that party is completely unified yet. >> there's one candidate left.
>> the nomination race is over, but in terms of how democrats are going to come together in terms of advance of philadelphia i think we can't forget the earthquake that the republican party experienced this season. donald trump took care of his opponents. you can see john kasich talking to anderson and paul ryan reluctant. the party is going through a healing process so it's not as if donald trump is able to focus all of his attention on hillary clinton right now just like she can't focus on him. he's doing the business now of converting himself to a general election nominee and doing some things he didn't do in the primaries like hiring a pollster so he's trying to sort of go through the process of transition to the general election nominee and still working to persuade his party to be there with him.
>> no question. i've been talking to republican sources about this melding of the trump campaign and how fascinating it is and it continues to be and i'll tell you the one thing i am just i guess i shouldn't be floored by it because this is what happens when you're the nominee, but as somebody who has been to many trump rallies hearing how successful his line always is when he says i'm not beholden to anybody, i'm not raising money and talking to voters who say this is so important to me that he's not kind of in the pocket of donors how he's going to transform that concept into somebody who has got to help raise a billion dollars to run against hillary clinton. >> you can no longer say he's self-funding his campaign. >> i guess according to the disclosure form today he could, but i don't think he is. >> he would have to sell some big buildings and golf courses
which he does not want do. bernie sanders building up a slight lead, 1,012 votes that have been counted, 96% of the vote is now in. >> can hillary clinton come back and find 1,000 plus votes as we count the remaining 4% in kentucky. 46.6% to 46.3%. it's gone back and forth over the last hour. let me use the sliding scale and go back a little bit. i'm going to stop here at 95. that is only the counties that have counted 95% or less of the vote, that still has votes to count. everything else is in including pike county which senator sanders was waiting for. he won it but it's one fewer county where we're looking for votes for senator sanders as he tries to hold on to the lead. what else are we looking for, over here sanders winning but
not by a lot. if it continues at that peace you can assume senator sanders would add some votes to his lead. no guarantee, but if the rest of the votes come in at this percentage he would add votes there. if you're in the clinton campaign this is why you're a bit encouraged the other counties that are still out at the moment are counties secretary clinton is leading. this one here is a small one but we've got almost none of the vote in yet. this one here, if this race is close to the end, this county could decide it. i say could, but at the moment with a tiny percentage of the vote, a small lead for secretary clinton. let's watch as the rest of the results come in here. it won't be a lot of votes, but in a close race that could be the difference. you start to move up here, hardin county, 2.4% fortunate state population, this one is a wash. 46% to 47%.
in a close race we have to count them all, but if you're secretary clinton this is why you're encouraged. jefferson county 17% of the state population here and we've been at 78% for some time. our people are checking in with the county trying to figure out what's left, but secretary clinton here has a 17 point lead, nearly 18 point lead in this county. it's a big democratic county, significant african-american base here. she tends to win by a decent margin among african-american voters. if you're looking at this map and trying to figure out the rest of the vote, you know a big chunk is going to come from the largest county in the state and if you're in the clinton campaign you would think that would be enough. the math supports that she could get a narrow victory here but we have a few other places to wait for. close to the end. if you place a bet, i would say a slight advantage clinton but it would be a risky bet. >> let's talk about donald
trump. we talked about hillary clinton hoping to pivot to a general election, donald trump gearing up for a general election he has that luxury which hillary clinton doesn't have. i want to play something donald trump said a while back. i'm not sure if this was several weeks or months ago about what he would and would not do in terms of preparation. >> i don't have pollsters telling me what to say. a lot of these folks have pollsters. i'm turning down millions. i don't want your money. i don't want your money. you think those people are giving without favors? now, hillary raised $46 million. a lot of money. the good news is i got -- well, the good news is how much do i have? ten billion. >> donald trump earlier. he has now -- sensibly it's one of the remarkable things you didn't have a pollster before
considering -- >> tony who polled for him before when he was think being running for president, and he's worked with manafort. i would suggest what you see is what happens. it's unusual to some extent with donald trump but you're beginning to see the establishment cluster around the republican nominee for president. this is how it's done. you get foreign policy and health care advisors and pollst pollsters. >> does it go against what one of the appeals one of the attractions -- >> yes. >> the whole argument he was self funding his campaign which frankly was a false argument because he wasn't self funding his campaign. he was getting donations from individuals. he was saying he was taking five bucks here and there, which did add to up -- i don't know the final number but the last time i looked i think it was 8 to 9 million and he was only lending
his campaign his own money which once now if he's taking -- he can pay his campaign back. i asked him about it and he said he hadn't considered it but that remains a real option. anyway, i want to set the facts. >> can i leave now? >> none of this is a criticism. are you happy that he is going to start getting donations from big money people? >> i believe they're going to go to the republican national committee and super pacs for him. my friend ed rollins is going to be involved. >> he said i'm not with super pacs. >> this is the burdenance of power. >> does it undermine one of the appeals of him. >> no, seriously. >> this is the problem. you say this is the way it's incide done. the entire campaign has been this is not how he's going to do it was a total rejection of the way that this is done. my question to you jeffry on
behalf of many sad conservatives is what does donald trump stand for. what does he stand for. >> what will change when he's president. i want to add to the question. how many times is it going to happen? right now you say he's doing this because it's what's always been done and then he gets in office and you say he's doing that because it's always been done. i think the bait and switch. i think he's a con artist that will say whatever he wants to say. >> listen, he does believe in flexibility obviously, but you are not going to get any trump supporter out there to believe he sold his soul to the establishment of the republican party. it ain't gonna happen. by now everybody knows this.
i think the republican establishment knows this. >> the question is what is his soul? what is his core? >> what does he stand for? >> he's conservative on taxes and energy and judges. he's named two specific people for the supreme court nomination. >> that's not what i asked though. if he's telling me this is something he'll never do and the entire campaign is rejecting all the things he would never do and then decides -- >> did you self fund or not. >> how do i know what to believe in? how do i note what to vote for? how do i know what to expect if everything's flexible, negotiable and moveable. >> everything is not negotiable. >> how do you know which parts are not. >> judges to the supreme court. are you kidding me. >> i think the media pays too much attention to flip-flops. most politicians don't flip-flop that much. i don't care that he hired a pollster. i don't think a voter cares.
that doesn't matter. >> it's bigger than that. >> the one thing that's critical to trump's appeal has been the self funding piece. there's a need for campaign reform. i would love to. i would be thrilled. >> you would be at the beach. >> exactly. i'd do honest work but i'd be happy to get rid of super pacs including my own. that self funding piece won't lose trump any supporters but as he tries to expand one of the things that could have opened the door to a lot of voters is he's not part of the corrupt finance system and now he's going to embrace it. >> the question i have is how does he distinguish himself from everybody else who takes -- >> i think it's already been done. >> but then he can say that hillary clinton is bought and sold. how can he say she's bought and sold but i'm not bought and sold starting from this day forward
starting now. >> it goes straight to the character question that everybody likes to talk about here. you want to talk about his character and for all the negatives the positive is he is tough as nails here in dealing with his opponents and with the establishment. that is not going to change. >> so sheldon who gives $100 million to his super pac trump is not going to return his phone calls? he doesn't have an in with donald trump? >> i don't think the person is alive who can buy donald trump. >> we've got a key race alert. >> look at this alert right now. hillary clinton now pulling slightly ahead of bernie sanders. 99% of the vote has been counted. hillary clinton has a lead of 2,479. 46.9% for hillary clinton and 46.3% for bernie sanders. 2,479 vote advantage for hillary clinton with 99% of the vote
counted. back to you. >> all right. >> we want to analyze this more of the clinton/sanders results. >> do you think it makes a difference to paul's point that makes a difference the self funding or -- >> it is a core thing. the thing that i think what donald trump -- i think donald trump believes in one thing and he believes deeply in himself. everything else is negotiable. you say he's flexible. he could be in the -- all of that may not matter. i think what will matter is what i said earlier. i think it's something that matters. i think it matters when people look at a president of the united states -- yesterday we heard that david cameron criticized him for the ban on muslims and he said i guess we won't get along --
>> negotiating. >> that's what it all is? >> yes. >> you get it from strength. >> everything that he does his supporters will say is either flexibility or smart negotiating which means you have a candidate who can say anything and still have people support him. >> i tell you who he is communicating to is wall street. today he said he wants to roll back the dodd frank wall street reform the president signed. it's just a little coincidenceal that when he decides he needs money he takes a wall street position. >> this is standard conservative position. >> it wasn't a standard trump position until ten minutes ago. >> he's trying to appeal to bernie sanders supporters which he says he is go vote for me, the system's rigged, the flip on money and where you get your money is not exactly appealing to bernie people. >> they're going to go to
hillary. >> well, she's for wall street reform. she's for even more than dodd frank. >> which is why she gave all those speeches and won't release them. >> president obama took more money from wall street than any candidate in history. >> i'd love to see what she said in those speeches. >> you can go. >> we've all been asking about that as well. let's take a quick break and more ahead. i have a blog called "daddy doing work", it's funny that i've been in the news for being a dad. windows 10 is great because i need to keep organized. school, grocery shopping. my face can unlock this computer. that's crazy. macbooks are not able to do that. "hey cortana, remind me we have a play date tomorrow at noon"
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gets so we're going to get down to the final votes. what i've done is set the scale here on the magic wall. i'll stop at 96. what counties in the state of kentucky have reported 96% or fewer of the vote. i want to tap this one here because it's at 98. warren county a pretty decent size, 2% of the vote out so a chance if the margins stay as they have a chance for senator sanders to make up some votes here so that's one reason for some optimism inside camp sanders but this county is a wash. it's been competitive all night. so 5% of the vote still to be counted there. every vote counts when the race is this close. if the margins stay the same they're trading votes in that county. up here in the cincinnati suburbs, kenton county, 3.7% of
the state's population includes covington where the state's airport is, secretary clinton has a small lead here but 4% of the vote to be counted. if it comes in at those percentages, if it tracks the earlier precincts that would pad her vote total. one last place i want to check is in jefferson county which is she jumped ahead when more of the votes came in earlier, it's at 99% right now, but she has a 17 point lead in jefferson county. if more votes come in and if they track close to that, secretary clinton could add a bit to her lead there. so you pop it back out and you want to look at 99% of the map filling in, doesn't get much closer than that and both campaigns are going to look at this closely and you would have to say slight advantage to clinton and as i get to "d" what
do you do next. there's no specific margin that guarantees a recount in the state of kentucky. if you want a recount you can ask for one but you have to go to court to do that. we'll see if either campaign wa wakz up tomorrow morning and thinks something was wrong. if they want a recount they go to court. >> a lot to watch for. the numbers still coming in. it seems when you see that sanders rally in california for bernie sanders the volume and enthusiasm of sanders support still at this point in the race when every pundit on television is saying the math doesn't add up and it's a long haul don't tell that to the folks gathering and waiting for hours. >> that's what keeps him going. that's why he wants to stay in there. he will win some primaries moving forward. he may win another one tonight in oregon, probably.
he'll do well in california. i think he wants to "a" give those people their voice but he wants to go to a convention with maxum leverage in terms. of the program and the platform of the party. >> i think we knew it was going to be within a whisker in terms of what the split would be ultimately. the big picture is it's all about the narrative and about the story line and what do they get to say going forward and earlier we talked about the post nevada. i've been reading the statement that bernie sanders put out about nevada. there's a lot of fight left in him. you look at that statement and he talks about how the democratic party is at a cross roads and can either fight for real economic and social change or here is the key part go to the status quo with limited participation and limited energy. i took that as a real shot toward secretary clinton and it tells me he's not going away. >> his supporters have an emotional attachment to bernie sanders and his message and to
this movement and hillary clinton hasn't had that same sort of dynamic with her supporters. she's got to figure out at some point how to harness that. we saw that spill over in a negative way in nevada, but we've seen it with these huge crowds in some of these states. >> it's not that easy to pick up and say good bye, i lost. we talked about this in the past. when you're in a campaign and you fought your heart out and you're this close and you think you deserve it and you think it's not over until it's over, it's not just -- it's not easy for bernie sanders to just -- >> it's more than just that. i don't think that the bernie sanders movement is well understood. frankly not be hillary and sometimes not even by bernie. this is a real movement in that first of all when it comes to hillary clinton it's not just they don't believe her, they don't believe in her. they don't believe in her
ability to beat donald trump. so there's a way that they feel like they are trying to save the party from itself in a way. i think they don't get credit for that. >> i think you're right. i think you're absolutely right, but let me just ask you is it a movement without anywhere to go? because that's when it gets dangerous. a leader understands and bernie might have some soul searching to do that if he actually cannot become president he has a responsibility to guide these millions of people who are with him to the right place. i think he as you pointed out and as you pointed out he has missed opportunities to ride that fine line between understanding someone's anger and stoking it. i could see this going in a dangerous place if he doesn't really internalize what's happening here. >> i agree. i think that bernie sanders -- i said early on he now is a
character moment for bernie sanders. he's got to figure out how he's true to his ideas fully which means not just in the short-term, but also in the long term. i think that both hillary and bernie misunderstand this movement. i think hillary sees it as a bunch of roudy kids that will calm down and fall in line. this is not 2008 and it's not that kind of party. i think bernie only sees the good in his followers. i think bernie misunderstands there is a nasty edge to this following that he is not taking seriously enough. >> he has to be careful about that too. >> let's take a quick break and i want to hear from jeffry and the rest. we'll continue to watch the numbers as they come in 99% of the vote coming in in kentucky. hillary clinton has a lead. really be right back.
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went from having counted votes to going gray. explain what that means. >> it just got fixed. pike county in the eastern part of kentucky which is a sanders county is winning at 54% to 26% right now with 100% of the precincts reporting viewers may have seen the margin for hillary clinton jump and then it shrank again. now that pike county is back in this margin is where the race is right now. our viewers may have seen it jump to a 4,200 vote margin but that's because the pike county votes were zeroed out. her margin is back now. >> this is fixed. it was a blimp. we don't know what happened. but i'm the one who brings you the kind of personal drama and back story here.
i was down covering mitch mcconnell's reelection campaign which was tough. he was running against the current secretary of state. she's doing her job and keeping it straight, but she does happen to be somebody who is from a family that has been very close to the clintons fo arer a long and she's said many times that she's known bill clinton and hillary clinton for a long time. it's surprising she's presiding over this. >> let's see how that holds up. i want to go to jeff zeleny. he's watching what's going on. you're getting new information about hillary clinton's finances. what are you learning? >> we are indeed. the clinton campaign released just a short time ago their financial disclosure information and what they're trying to do here is make the argument that donald trump is not releasing
his taxes. he released his financial disclosure report earlier. we're getting new information mainly in the area of paid speeches. in 2015 both bill and hillary clinton gave 28 paid speeches to the tune of $6.7 million. we knew most of those paid speeches, but there are seven new speeches that bill clinton gave and he made $1.7 million out of those paid speeches. he gave 22 paid speeches and she gave six paid speeches. just a glimpse into the clintons' fainances here. they're doing this to show that donald trump is not doing anything extraordinary by releasing his financial disclosure. they're calling on him to release his taxes as well. to follow up on alison grimes in kentucky she is campaigning with
hillary clinton. we've seen her on the campaign trail. it's something that feeds into this sanders campaign suspicion here that the establishment is behind her. there's no suggestions of any wrongdoing at all from the secretary of state's office but that's why the sanders people are suspicious here because the establishment is with hillary clinton. >> in kentucky she's ahead. let's take a quick break and resume our coverage right after this. if you've gone to extremes to escape your nasal allergies.
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46.7% for her and 46.3% for bernie sanders. still votes outstanding. she has a slight lead. more than 420,000 votes have been counted. she's ahead. that's kentucky. the democratic presidential primary. we're counting down to the close of polls in oregon tonight but we're about an hour and 16 minutes away from the polls closing in oregon. in oregon there are 61 democratic delegates at stake. we'll get ready to see what's happening in oregon once the polls close there. we'll see if we can make a projection. those numbers should come in quickly. we're standing by to hear from bernie sanders himself. he's getting ready to address a big rally in california right now. that contest june 7th, the biggest prize in all the democratic contests. you're looking at live pictures. thousands of people have gathered there to hear senator sanders. earlier donald trump gave an exclusive interview to the news
agency and he said something very significant. he said if you were president he would not hesitate to meet with the north korea leader kim jong-un. he said i would have no problem speaking with him. he said he would speak directly to kim jong-un and i spoke with jeff sessions who is a strong supporter of donald trump about that assertion from trump. listen to what sessions said. >> you have to be very careful about that if he means actually just opening up a possibility of a discussion to see if it's fruitful that's one thing, but i believe there's nobody run for president in years who understands how to negotiate more effectively than donald trump and i do believe he will not be disadvantaged by kim jong-un or anybody in north korea. i think it's unlikely that a good result would come out of it
but to attempt something like that may be worth the effort. >> meaning that kim jong-un. that's a very strong statement from donald trump opening up a whole new level of discussion. >> it would be a disadvantage to talk to kim jung il because he's dead. this is a guy who knows how to negotiate and he's willing to think outside the box. >> i don't know how the average voter will react to it. there was this debate eight years ago. it's interesting president obama said he would meet with hostile leaders but it took years to get to the point where there was a sense that would be productive. >> it's interesting. take us back to that debate where senator obama talked about that and was talking about iranian leaders -- >> yeah.
it was people -- >> hillary clinton went after him in that debate and a lot of people from the foreign policy establishment did and if i remember some of then senator obama's advisers were talking about walking us back and obama said -- >> he said we're not going to walk it back but it's true once he was president he pursued these things in a very methodical way so if there were contacts they would be productive contacts. this seemed like a casual statement on the part of donald trump. it goes back to the point i made all night long. i think what discome forts people is the notion that he throw things out without thinking about it which if you're president of the united states can have profoundly negative results. >> i think candidate obama was talking about a policy of con instructive engagement that was thought out that he could apply to x, y and z.
we've heard donald trump talk engaging with putin and kim jong-un and i think the question has to be how, under what circumstances and to what end and do you believe that you will succeed where everybody else has failed in terms of the nuclear weapons issue and as president do you want to put yourself in a situation where you do fail? it goes back to david's point. >> he's already said he thought maybe we ought to allow south korea and japan to -- >> get nuclear weapons. >> if you deal -- he is a big believer in ronald reagan's peace through strength and we're talking about something that's thought out versus something that's not thought out. let me read to you these couple of sentences here from bill clinton's agreed framework. north korea will freeze and dismantle its nuclear program. south korea and our other allies will be better protected. that was the thought out version
in 1994. none of it came to pass. so what i'm suggesting is let's try the peace through strength. the larger world view is that the democratic party beginning with the vietnam area moved left. it abandoned harry truman and john f. kennedy and moved to obama, however you wish to describe it. what donald trump is saying is peace through strength, you negotiate with strength. >> there's two questions here. there's the how and why. donald trump loves to talk about the how he would talk. he would negotiate. he would bring all of his negotiating aquamen. president obama liked to talk about the how. the difference is president obama talked about the what, the what that he wanted to get. conservatives like me maybe disagreed with the what, but donald trump never fills in the
what. what would he negotiate with kim jong-un over. what would he negotiate with vladimir putin over. what does he want and what does he stand for and what does he think we can get from them. it's all about the how. the how is convincing but the what is important. >> critics of trump say you defend trump's position more coherently than he perhaps defends his position and i'm wondering does that concern you at all that you're able to kind of -- >> fill in the blanks. >> he's saying a simple sentence. you're filling in and putting historical precedents on it. >> it doesn't concern me because i heard this with ronald reagan. his critics were saying he has no idea what he's talking about here and he doesn't know what
throw weight so i've seen this before and the answer then and the answer now is you have your basic message and your basic principle, and you surround yourself -- >> he has no basic principle. ronald reagan, i voted against him every chance i got. who nigh what the hell he stood for. communism was evil, he opposed it everywhere. i don't know what donald trump stands for. he has said nice things about kim jong-un and awful things about the prime minister of great britain and the country of mexico. we have close allies that he seems to be bent on alienating. >> prime minister of great britain went out of his way to insult him first. >> the prime minister said his policy was -- he did say stupid. that's insulting. >> exactly. the american revolution, we learned that we don't have a high power. >> that's principle. in other words, if he had a principle, fixed principle, anybody who attacks me, i'm
going to smack them back harder. >> and that is a principle. >> i think we're making way too much out of this. just the time read the reuters interview, and it's two lines, they're significant. he would have a conversation. it's reminiscent, i'm going to support you on this one, jeff -- >> uh-oh. >> it's reminiscent of cuba. perpetuating the rule of the castro brothers. whatever we're doing with north korea is not working. isolation is not working. and so to have a conversation, i don't find so important. >> i felt actually not too dissimilar in that i don't think that him sighing he wants to have a conversation is a bad thing. >> that's not the bad thing. >> that's actually not the bad thing, i think for me the problem is first of all, there is a distinction between the kinds of countries that obama was talking about -- these were non-nuclear rogue states in some -- by some measure, but nonnuclear who were not preparing to attack our allies and nuclear weapons. my problem is if donald trump
wants to make these statements, he should roll them out in a major way. this is a major, major problem that we have right now with an actual rogue state with real nuclear weapons that is preparing right now to put them on rockets. if you are running for president of the united states and you want to say something about that, you shouldn't just roll it out. my problem is the how. i don't know what he wants to get done. i don't know why he's -- >> i think that's a fair statement. >> i'm curious, in this article, is it the reporter who brought up the idea of talking to kim jo jong-un. >> he was asked spontaneous, i would speak to him. i would have no problem speaking to him. >> it's interesting. because again to me it's similar to the chris matthews, if he was asked something that he has perhaps not thought a lot about, and i'm not saying that disrespectfully, in the chris matthews interview, it was should women who had an abortion
been punished. he probably would have picked the one that was least offensive. matthews suggested this. >> it gets him in in trouble time and again. it's also his virtue. think of how many nights we've sat at this table and its been an election night and all the sudden we shift and he takes questions from the media after he disparages the media, but that openness and willingness to address everything. you know how many won't answer the questions. >> that is true, but one of the big questions moving forward as we gets into this next phase, the things that work for him as a primary candidate will work for him in the general election with a different electorate when the next step is you become president of the united states. i think that the things that have made him so appealing that willingness to say whatever comes into his head at whatever time and to take any punch that he wants to throw may be scary to people. >> we have to take a quick
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kentucky is known for neck and neck races, tonight's democratic primary rivals any derby day. i'm wolf blitzer, we want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. hillary clinton and bernie sanders went back and forth all night, sometimes hundreds of votes apart, sometimes dozens.
let's get at key race alert right now. 99% of the vote is in. hillary clinton has a very slight lead of 1,813 votes. 1,813 votes out of more than 420,000 votes that have been counted. 46.7% for hillary clinton 46.3% for sanders. also another state contest. both parties are holding primaries in oregon. polls close there in just an hour. bernie sanders has been hoping to delay hillary clinton's march through the nomination while on the republican side, the presumptive nominee donald trump is looking to reach that magic number of delegates ahead of the gop convention. tonight, there's also concern among democrats that disturbances that the past weekend's democratic convention could be repeated at the national convention in july. let's go to our reporter, we have the latest on this worrisome development.
what are you learning? >> reporter: that's right, we're hearing from democratic senators and leaders is that what we saw in nevada over the weekend, and with bernie sanders supporters felt they were disenfranchised from the process and led to angry protests and outbursts both at hillary clinton supporters and at the party establishment. worry that this could be replicated come july. and this could actually hurt efforts for the party to unit and to heal and to go after donald trump. now, earlier, you spoke with wolf, jeff weaver, the campaign manager of bernie sanders who said that the nevada situation was an anomaly. something almost an isolated incident. and most sanders events are peaceful, but i've talked to a number of democratic senators and some have said that actually this is not a anomaly. they have noticed this over, all over the country, of course they are hillary clinton supporters and when they talk about promote hillary clinton, they get that from bernie sanders supporters.