Political expert says close Kentucky race won’t impact general election

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- One night after appearing on ABC 36 News at 11, UK political science professor Dr. Stephen Voss says Kentucky’s close primary race shouldn’t hurt Hillary Clinton if she gets the democratic nomination.

According to Voss, Clinton’s biggest downfall in Kentucky was her remarks about coal. In Tuesday’s election, Bernie Sanders overwhelmingly won counties known for their coal production. However, Voss says that won’t roll over into the general election because Clinton likely wouldn’t win the state.

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“This is not a state she is likely to win, it never was. If anything, Donald Trump may have been a better fit with the voters who’ve been voting republican in Kentucky than the last two republican nominees were,” says Voss.

He also says most Sanders supporters are also okay with having Clinton as a backup to vote for come November.