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AOC's blowout win, last-minute voting in Kentucky and other key takeaways from Tuesday's primary

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defeats her primary challengers in New York. In Kentucky, injunction allows voting to be extended.
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News video: Turnout high in Kentucky's mostly mail-in primary

Turnout high in Kentucky's mostly mail-in primary 02:11

Kentucky's Tuesday primary election looms large as election officers have been fielding more mail-in ballots for this primary than all the absentee and in-person votes in the 2016 presidential primary combined.

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Mystery Shooter Fired 12 Times Into Protest

(Newser) – Gunfire erupted at a protest against police violence Saturday, leaving one man dead and another person injured. Details are scant, but a bystander video (WARNING: disturbing images) shows a man just outside Jefferson Square Park in Louisville, Kentucky, shooting at a tent-filled area more than a dozen times, the Courier-Journal reports.

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De Blasio: AOC "Just Wrong" [Video]

De Blasio: AOC "Just Wrong"

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is in a war of words with NY Mayor Bill de Blasio and it looks like she's losing... badly. De Blasio called her “just wrong” when she accused him of fudging his $1 billion cut to the NYPD budget. AOC said said de Blasio was using “budget tricks” and “funny math” to make it look like he had defunded the city’s police department. The Mayor appeared in an interview on CNN’s “New Day” on Wednesday morning. “Well, she’s just wrong.

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Triumphs In Primary [Video]

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Triumphs In Primary

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has likely secured a second term after winning her Democratic primary. According to Business Insider, Ocasio-Cortez won the race by a significant margin on Tuesday. The final numbers from the primary election won't be known for at least several days. The delay in declaring an official winner is due to this year's large number of absentee ballots. According to Decision Desk HQ, Ocasio-Cortez has already won nearly 73% of the vote.

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AOC declared winner, Engel challenger leads [Video]

AOC declared winner, Engel challenger leads

[NFA] The progressive champion Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defeated a centrist challenger in a Democratic Party primary contest, according to the New York Times. This report produced by Zachary Goelman.

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Ocasio-Cortez pulls ahead in early results [Video]

Ocasio-Cortez pulls ahead in early results

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a leader in the Democratic Party's progressive movement, was far ahead of challenger Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, a moderate and former television anchor, early results showed on Tuesday (June 23).

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Reduced voting sites, heated races in NY and KY [Video]

Reduced voting sites, heated races in NY and KY

New York, Kentucky were among the six states holding primaries Tuesday, with heated, key races and fewer polling sites due to social distancing restrictions. Lisa Bernhard has more.

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