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May 20th, 2008
11:19 AM ET

Sen. Obama is favored in Oregon's Democratic primary

Sen. Obama and family at a campaign event in Portland, Oregon on Sunday.  The rally drew a crowd of 75,000 people.

Sen. Obama and family at a campaign event in Portland, Oregon on Sunday. The rally drew a crowd of 75,000 people.

Editor's note: John King will be back at his magic wall to put tonight's results from Kentucky and Oregon in perspective – a segment we call "Across the Board." Check out his analysis on CNN.com. 

John King
CNN Chief National Correspondent

(CNN) – At first glance, the expectations game in Tuesday's Democratic primaries could appear counterintuitive.

Kentucky has a much higher percentage of African-American residents (7.3 percent) than Oregon (2 percent), yet Sen. Hillary Clinton is favored to win big in Kentucky, and Sen. Barack Obama is the heavy favorite in Oregon.

Why?

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Filed under: Barack Obama • Hillary Clinton • John King • Raw Politics
May 20th, 2008
06:47 AM ET

Morning Buzz

Morning folks...

It is yet another primary day today...and NO, the Democratic race is NOT over yet!! The polls are open in Kentucky, where like West Virginia, Hillary Clinton is expected to win BIG, and I mean BIG!!! AND in Oregon, it is a write-in primary, voters there have had two weeks to send in their votes. They start counting the votes early in the morning and by 11 pm eastern time (8 pm local time) they expect to have about 50% of their votes counted and they should have a pretty good idea who the winner there is.... In Oregon, Barack Obama is expected to be declared the winner. So at the end of the day, it will feel like ground hog day all over again. ONE win for Clinton, ONE win for Obama...and both claiming they are the better candidate for the party. Soooo, now what?

Well, after the win in Oregon, Obama is expected to declare he has the "majority of the pledged delegates" so therefore he should be the DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE. BUT hold on folks, after her expected big win in Kentucky, Clinton is expected to say she has the bigger number in the "popular vote" (if you include Florida and Michigan) so therefore she should be the DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE.... like I said, it is ground hog day, people....

SO tune in tonight to CNN and join Anderson, Wolf Blitzer, Campbell Brown and the BEST POLITICAL TEAM on TV for all the results and the analysis...and a basic understanding as to why both candidates just will declare victory...

Never a dull moment in this election.....


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