Hillary Clinton projected to win Mississippi

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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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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)
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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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