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Trump wins Kentucky, Indiana, West Virginia. Bellwether Vigo County picks Trump for President!

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 9 November 2016, 6:14 IST
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West Viriginia

The Associated Press has called West Virginia for Trump. He swept all five electoral votes in West Virginia, which has picked its sixth consecutive Republican candidate over the last few years.

Kentucky

Voters in Kentucky, which has consistently voted Republican, came out in hordes to pick Donald Trump.

In Kentucky, which has 8 electoral votes, Trump polled 64.4% of the votes, while Hillary Clinton trailed behind with a measly 31.1%. Libertarian Gary Johnson bagged 2.7% votes while, Evan Mc Mullin came in at 1%, with 19.1% reporting.

Also Read:Hillary Clinton takes Vermont; Trump 'feels the Bern'

Indiana

With 11 electoral votes in Indiana, Trump bagged 62.9% of the votes, followed by Clinton with 32.7% and Johnson with 4.4% - with 10.8% reporting. Trump's win in the state did not spring any surprises in the predominantly red state as Vice President-hopeful Mike Pence's homestate voted overwhelmingly in favour of the Republican party.

Interestingly, Indiana's Vigo County picked Trump. This is significant as the county's choice for President often resonates with that of the US. The county has managed to accurately predict the president for every election since the 1950s.

*Polling data sourced from Politico

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Take a look at the tweets in the wake of Trump's win in these states:

First published: 9 November 2016, 6:03 IST
 
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