Clinton takes Ohio
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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonGorsuch rejects Minnesota Republican's request to delay House race Biden leads Trump by 6 points in Nevada: poll The Memo: Women could cost Trump reelection 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 SandersIntercept bureau chief says congressional progressives looking to become stronger force in 2021 Obama book excerpt: 'Hard to deny my overconfidence' during early health care discussions Americans have a choice: Socialized medicine or health care freedom 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.