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Trump picks up 17 delegates in Oregon, sees significant 'protest' vote

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Donald Trump speaks at a campaign event in Eugene, Oregon May 6, 2016 (Source: CNN) Donald Trump speaks at a campaign event in Eugene, Oregon May 6, 2016 (Source: CNN)
PORTLAND, OR (AP) -

Donald Trump has won a majority of the delegates in Oregon as he closes in on the Republican nomination for president.

The New York billionaire has won at least 17 delegates in Oregon, though there was a significant protest vote for candidates who have quit the race.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz won at least three delegates apiece. There are still five delegates left to be allocated.

With 1,160 delegates, Trump is within 77 delegates of clinching the nomination. Trump is the only Republican left in the race, though Oregon allocates delegates in proportion to the statewide vote, so anyone getting more than 3.5 percent of the vote gets delegates.

Trump picked up 17 delegates earlier in the night during the Kentucky caucus.

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