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'Uncommitted' Gives Obama a Run in Kentucky

9:03 PM, May 22, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
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'Uncommitted' is keeping it closer than expected in the Kentucky Democratic presidential primary. With 104 of 120 counties counted, President Barack Obama leads 'Uncommitted' by only 20 percentage points. The tally so far: Obama with 105,487 votes (or 60.04 percent of the vote), while 'Uncommitted' claims 70,211 votes (or 39.96 percent).

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(UPDATE: With 99.8 percent reporting, Barack Obama has 119,245 votes, while 'Uncommitted' has 86,789 votes. That is, Obama has 57.9 percent of the vote, while 'Uncommitted' has 42.1 percent.)  

The Republican primary isn't nearly as close. Presumptive Republican nominee, Mitt Romney, leads his closest rival, Ron Paul, by over 55 percentage points so far. The current tally: Romney has 107,362 votes (or 66.85 percent of the vote), Paul with 20,117 votes (12.53 percent), Rick Santorum with 14,230 (8.86 percent), Newt Gingrich with 9,459 votes (5.89 percent), and 'Uncommitted' with 9,428 (5.87 percent of the vote).

Paul, Santorum, and Gingrich have dropped out (or, in Paul's case, essentially dropped out) of the race. Needless to say, 'Uncommitted' is not an actual candidate. 

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