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IMAGES | Donald Trump wins Kentucky's first Republican presidential caucus

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Polls have officially closed Saturday for Kentucky's first-ever Republican caucus, and Donald Trump has been declared the winner.

The Associated Press called the race around 10:45 p.m. Saturday. Trump finished with nearly 36 percent of the vote.

Ted Cruz was second wit 31.57 percent, with Marco Rubio and John Kasich a distant third and fourth.

Earlier Saturday in Jefferson County, Gov. Matt Bevin cast his vote at Seneca High School, which was one of the polling sites in Louisville.

There were nine voting locations throughout Jefferson County and two locations in Hardin County. Polls were open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Other nearby counties just had one location. All the locations were manned by volunteers.

The caucus was originally intended to allow Senator Rand Paul to run for both The White House and the Senate. Paul dropped out, but others have traveled to Kentucky, to campaign, including Donald Trump and former candidate Ben Carson.

Kentucky voters must have been registered as Republicans by Dec. 31 of last year.

The Kentucky Board of Elections says the Republican Party of Kentucky handled all problems that may arise at voting locations.

Check the up-to-date results of the caucus here.

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