Clinton takes Ohio
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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonDemocrats ask judge for quick ruling on McGahn subpoena Hillary Clinton: 'Every day Stephen Miller remains in the White House is an emergency' The Memo: Centrists change tone of Democratic race MORE is projected to win the Ohio primary.

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The Associated Press called the race just over an hour after polls closed at 7:30 p.m. EDT.

The former secretary of State's victory will give her most of the Buckeye State's 143 pledged delegates, as well as blunt rival Bernie SandersBernie Sanders2020 Dems slam Trump decision on West Bank settlements Sanders doubles down on Bolivia 'coup,' few follow suit Overnight Health Care: GOP senator says drug price action unlikely this year | House panel weighs ban on flavored e-cigs | New York sues Juul MORE's momentum.

Sanders had gained ground in Ohio after his victory last week in nearby Michigan's primary, polling within a few points of Clinton.