Clinton, Trump vie for Kentucky’s 8 electoral votes

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky voters will have their say in a presidential race that has mostly bypassed the state.

Republican voters selected Donald Trump and Democrats chose Hillary Clinton during Kentucky’s presidential caucus and primary earlier this year. But while Trump won comfortably over Ted Cruz, Clinton won by less than half of one percentage point against Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.

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Clinton looks to run up big margins in Louisville and Lexington and hopes the state’s majority of registered Democrats will blunt Trump’s support in rural areas.

Trump is banking on Kentucky’s recent history of supporting Republican presidential nominees and counting on lingering resentment against Clinton for her comments about coal miners earlier this year.

Both candidates have mostly skipped Kentucky during the general election campaign to concentrate on swing states.