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Hillary Clinton Projected To Win Presidential Primary In Mississippi

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton notched another win in a key primary state.

Shortly after polls closed in Mississippi on Tuesday night, multiple networks projected that the former secretary of state would win the state's primary.

Clinton likely secured the majority of Mississippi's 36 delegates, putting her even closer to winning the 2,383 delegates needed to secure the Democratic nomination.

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Supporters of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump put their fingers in the shape of a "T", reacting to news that Trump won the Mississippi primary election, before a news conference at the Trump National Golf Club, Tuesday, March 8, 2016, in Jupiter, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
Michael Held III, 2, of Biloxi, Miss., sports an 'I Voted' sticker after joining his father voting in the presidential primaries at the Donal Snyder Community Center in Biloxi, Miss., on Tuesday, March 8, 2016. (John Fitzhugh/Biloxi Sun Herald/TNS via Getty Images)
U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper, R-Miss., receives a voting voucher and a "I Voted" sticker from poll worker Janice Vanderford in Pearl, Miss., Tuesday, March 8, 2016. Mississippi held its presidential and congressional primaries Tuesday. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
Ella, left, her identical twin Emma Stone, 14 and their best friend MaryEllis Cravey, 13, all of Madison, Miss., jump in the air as they try to attract the attention of potential voters for Republican Bill Billingsley, who is running for the unexpired term of a state senator, outside the Highland Chapel precinct in Madison, Miss., Tuesday, March 8, 2016. Mississippi holds its presidential and congressional primaries today. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
A car passes by a sign for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in Canton, Miss., near a polling site, Tuesday, March 8, 2016, as Mississippi holds its presidential and congressional primaries. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
Larry McDaniel ponders which candidate to give his vote to during the Mississippi primary election at his precinct in the Highland Colony Baptist Church in Madison, Miss., on Tuesday, March 8, 2016. Mississippi holds its presidential and congressional primaries today. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
Madison County poll worker Robert Hughes pastes a "I Voted" sticker on the shirt of a voter as he exits the precinct in the Highland Colony Baptist Church in Madison, Miss., on Tuesday, March 8, 2016. Mississippi holds its presidential and congressional primaries today. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
A Madison County poll worker reaches for voter identification prior to allowing a person to vote during the primary election at the precinct in the Highland Colony Baptist Church in Madison, Miss., on Tuesday, March 8, 2016. Mississippi holds its presidential and congressional primaries today. Voter ID is required at precincts statewide. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
Voters fill the electronic voting machines to cast their ballots during the primary election at the precinct in the Highland Colony Baptist Church in Madison, Miss., on Tuesday, March 8, 2016. Mississippi holds its presidential and congressional primaries today. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
Robert Hughes, a Madison County poll worker removes an "I Voted" sticker to put on the lapel of a voter during the primary election at the precinct in the Highland Colony Baptist Church in Madison, Miss., on Tuesday, March 8, 2016. Mississippi holds its presidential and congressional primaries today. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
Jonathan McPhail, right, stands with his children Emma and Benjamin, left, as he casts his ballot in the presidential and congressional primary at Precinct 516 in Pearl, Miss., on Tuesday, March 8, 2016. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
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She quickly thanked her supporters in the state, tweeting a GIF of MSNBC projecting her victory.

Clinton has dominated among the African-American voters who have an outsize influence among Southern states. According to CNN exit polls, Clinton won almost 90% of black voters in Mississippi, who made up the majority of the state's Democratic primary voters.

She has easily defeated rival Bernie Sanders in all of the Southern contests so far, including Louisiana, Texas, South Carolina, and Georgia.

Sanders, a Vermont senator, is hoping to do better in Michigan, the only other state hosting a Democratic primary on Tuesday.

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