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

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

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.

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.