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Tuesday vote drew most voters in Oregon's primary history

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By KRISTENA HANSEN
Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The results are in, and as many anticipated, Tuesday marked the highest voter participation in Oregon's primary history.

With just a few remaining presidential ballots left to count, results show Bernie Sanders defeating Hillary Clinton in all 36 counties except one, Gilliam County, where the Democratic front-runner led by a single vote.

The secretary of state says about 1.2 million voters cast ballots in the primary, exceeding the previous primary record of 1.17 million in 2008.

But as a percentage of all registered voters - almost 2.3 million - it fell short of breaking records. Tuesday's contest saw a 52.7 percent turnout versus 58 percent in 2008.

State elections officials say the 2008 primary was an anomaly, and there were also 285,000 fewer registered voters than there are today.

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