Trump wins Ohio, scoring a major swing-state coup

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Once again, Ohio is one of the most important swing states on the map, and it looks like Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has won it.

NBC News, ABC News, and CNN called the state for Trump at about 10:20 p.m.

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With 75% of precincts reporting, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump had 53.4% of the vote and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton had 42.2%.

Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson had 3.1% of the vote, and Green Party candidate Jill Stein had 0.8%.

Trump has enjoyed significant support among voters in the Buckeye State, but the race has been close between him and Clinton. The latest RealClearPolitics average put Trump up by two points in a head-to-head race with Clinton.

President Barack Obama, who won the state in both 2008 and 2012, has campaigned in Ohio on Clinton's behalf as Election Day has drawn near.

While Ohio is far from the largest swing state with only 18 electoral votes, it has historically been one of the most important. Since 1944, the state has sided with the winning candidate every time except once.

Battleground state Ohio is coveted territory in election race

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A sign for U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is seen along the road near Sandusky, Ohio U.S., October 27, 2016. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton 
A barn is seen in Akron, Ohio U.S., October 30, 2016. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton 
A member of Olivet Institutional Baptist Church claps during Sunday morning services in Cleveland, Ohio U.S., October 30, 2016. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
People walk by a building distributing tickets for performer Jay Z's November 4 'Get Out the Vote' concert in support of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, in Cleveland, Ohio U.S., October 29, 2016. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton 
An empty farmhouse is seen near Stowe, Ohio U.S., October 29, 2016. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton 
A girl sits as services at Olivet Institutional Baptist Church are televised during Sunday morning services in Cleveland, Ohio U.S., October 30, 2016. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
Pete Owens stands next to a lawn mower in East Liverpool, Ohio U.S., October 29, 2016. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton 
Members of Olivet Institutional Baptist Church clap during Sunday morning services in Cleveland, Ohio U.S., October 30, 2016. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton 
Jerry Fisher, 23, poses outside a Vape shop in East Liverpool, Ohio U.S., October 29, 2016. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton 
The DavisÃBesse Nuclear Power Station, a nuclear power plant in Ottawa County, is seen in Oak Harbor, Ohio U.S., October 27, 2016. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton 
Stevedore Crawford Jr. lies on the ground during a Black Lives Matter rally in Columbus, Ohio U.S., October 28, 2016. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton 
A sign is seen outside a store in Mansfield, Ohio U.S., October 28, 2016. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton 
A billboard with NBA basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers Lebron James is seen in Cleveland, Ohio U.S., October 30, 2016. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
People participate in Halloween trick or treating in East Liverpool, Ohio U.S., October 29, 2016. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton 
An empty building is seen in East Liverpool, Ohio U.S., October 29, 2016. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton 
A chain linked fence is seen outside an abandoned building in Cleveland, Ohio U.S., October 30, 2016. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton 
A sign is seen in an empty building in East Liverpool, Ohio U.S., October 29, 2016. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton 
A woman sits outside her home in East Liverpool, Ohio U.S., October 29, 2016. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton 
Voters cast ballots during early voting at the Franklin County Board of Elections in Columbus, Ohio U.S., October 28, 2016. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton 
A man that went by the name "Pocket", a member of the Patriots Guard Riders (PGR), poses outside a rally for U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump in Toledo, Ohio U.S., October 27, 2016. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton 
A fan of the Major League Baseball team Cleveland Indians watches their World Series game against the Chicago Cubs during a watch party inside Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio U.S., October 30, 2016. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton 
A man stands inside a rally for U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump in Toledo, Ohio U.S., October 27, 2016. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton 
Guns are seen on display inside the Ohio Gun, Knife & Military Show at the Summit County Fairgrounds in Tallmadge, Ohio U.S., October 30, 2016. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton 
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Its governor, John Kasich, was also a Republican candidate for president during the primaries, but he failed to break into the top tier of contenders. He has been a stringent critic of Trump and has said he wouldn't vote for the Republican nominee.

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