Who won Mississippi? Donald Trump crushes Hillary Clinton in red state

Who won Mississippi? Donald Trump crushes Hillary Clinton in red state
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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has won Mississippi, according to early election results. The Associated Press called the race at 8:52 p.m. Eastern.

Trump has held a strong, steady lead in the polls in the Magnolia State, often in the double digits. According to the latest poll data from RealClearPolitics, Trump had a lead of roughly 11 points over Democrat Hillary Clinton.

Mississippi is a historically red state — it has voted for the GOP candidate in the past four presidential elections, according to Ballotpedia, although Republican nominee Mitt Romney won the state by just 55.3% in 2012.

Trump at a campaign rally in Jackson, Mississippi
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Voters have said they like Trump's style. "I think he's an open book; what you see is what you get. Her — she's sneaky," Johnnie Taylor of Rankin County told the Clarion-Ledger less than a week before the election.

FiveThirtyEight gave Trump about a 98% chance of winning Mississippi.

Mississippi has six electoral votes.

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Stephanie Gaskell

Stephanie Gaskell is a policy writer for Mic.

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