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Trump, Clinton win Mississippi presidential primaries

8 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago March 08, 2016 Mar 8, 2016 Tuesday, March 08 2016 March 08, 2016 11:36 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Hunter Robinson

JACKSON, MS - Donald Trump (R) and Hillary Clinton (D) each won the presidential primary in Mississippi Tuesday night, following wins in Louisiana Saturday, but it was a mixbag of results in other primaries.

With 95% of precincts reporting, Trump has secured 47.4% of the vote. He also won all three counties in the WBRZ viewing area: Amite, Pike and Wilkinson. Trump receives most of the delegates, but Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) will receive some as well. He finished with 36.3% of the vote.

In addition to Mississippi, Trump also won Michigan. He received just under 37% of the vote. Cruz and Gov. John Kasich (R-Ohio) are locked in a virtual tie for second place, and will each receive delegates.

Cruz did, however, beat Trump in Idaho. He received 43% of the vote to Trump's 28% with over 60% of precincts reporting.

It was a rought night for Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida). He finished in single digits in Mississippi and Michigan. In Idaho he was third with 17% of the vote.

Among republicans, one state is still up for grabs. Polls close in Hawaii around midnight Centra Time.

Meanwhile, democratic primaries were held in only two states Tuesday: Mississippi and Michigan. As expected, Clinton won handidly in the southern state, accumulating more than 80% of the vote. Her opponent, Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vermont), stole Michigan. That race was much closer: Sanders collected exactly 50% of the vote. The two will meet in a debate Wednesday night.

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