Trump and Clinton secure victories in Mississippi

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is projected to defeat Bernie Sanders in the Mississippi primary, while Donald Trump is expected to win among Republicans, The Hill reports.

Clinton was widely expected to pick up a victory in Mississippi, which awards 36 delegates. She led Sanders by more than 40 points ahead of the Tuesday primary.

CNN noted that Clinton again dominated among the state's strong contingent of minority voters. She reportedly won 89 percent of black voters in the state.

Voters in Michigan are also casting ballots on Tuesday night. That race is expected to be closer, according to The Hill, with initial returns showing Trump is winning among Republicans, while Sanders opened an early lead over Clinton.

For Trump, the victory in Mississippi gives him bragging rights in territory that should be Cruz country, the website noted.

Mississippi is a deeply conservative and heavily evangelical state, two factors thought to be in Cruz's favor.

It also borders Louisiana, where Cruz made a stunning late surge and almost beat Trump in Saturday's primary.


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