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#ElectionNight: Donald Trump tally climbs to 66 with Mississippi; Hillary trails with 48

Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump speaks during the prime time Republican presidential primary debate on August 6, 2015 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. AFP PHOTO/MANDEL NGAN
Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump speaks during the prime time Republican presidential primary debate on August 6, 2015 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. AFP PHOTO/MANDEL NGAN

Donald Trump has won Mississippi and its six electoral votes.
That brings his Electoral College total in Tuesday’s election to 66, compared with Hillary Clinton’s 48.
The outcome was not unexpected. Mississippi has voted for Republicans in every presidential election starting with 1972, with the exception of Democrat Jimmy Carter in 1976.
Trump has won Alabama and its nine electoral votes after Senator Jeff Sessions endorsed him.
It takes 270 votes to win the US presidency.
The results continue the state’s streak of voting for Republicans every presidential election since 1980.-AP