Cruz, Trump, Clinton Add More Wins

Frontrunners grab early victories in Mississippi
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 8, 2016 7:09 PM CST
Updated Mar 8, 2016 11:03 PM CST
Mississippi Goes to Clinton
Donald Trump speaks during a news conference at the Trump National Golf Club Tuesday in Jupiter, Fla.   (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

(Newser) – All eyes were on Michigan on Tuesday night, but three other states were in play—including Mississippi, where Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump each won easily. When the polls closed at 8pm ET, CNN and AP immediately called the race for Clinton, who continues her sweep of the Deep South as she rides a continuing wave of support from black voters. The Republican race took longer, but CNN called it for Trump about a half-hour after the polls closed. With most of the vote in, Ted Cruz handily took second, with John Kasich and Marco Rubio each winning less than 10% of the vote. Up for grabs were 40 GOP delegates and 36 Democratic delegates; they'll be proportionally awarded.

Elsewhere:

  • Idaho: With 32 delegates at stake and 74% of the vote in, NBC was projecting Cruz as the winner with 44% of the vote followed by Trump with 28%. Marco Rubio, in what may be his best showing of the night, is third with 17%.
  • Hawaii: Results still to come in the Republican-only contest, where 19 delegates are at stake.
Click for Michigan results for Republicans and for Democrats. (Read more Election 2016 stories.)

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