Hillary Clinton Wins Mississippi Democratic Primary

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Clinton made a campaign stop at a Detroit coffee shop earlier today.Photo: Bill Pugliano/2016 Getty Images

Hillary Clinton widened her lead over Bernie Sanders with a victory in Mississippi’s Democratic primary Tuesday night. Multiple outlets reported Clinton’s victory as soon as the polls closed at 8 p.m. ET. Exit polls show that almost 70 percent of Mississippi voters were African-American, which was a good indication Clinton would win the state. Polls also show that a majority of Mississippi Democratic voters were female, and most were older than 45. Sanders failed to win over any single demographic group in the state, although, as The Wall Street Journal notes, in some cases there wasn’t enough information to determine the winner of a demographic group. 

Following Clinton’s victory the Sanders campaign tweeted an image of a supporter holding a “love trumps hate” sign — a slogan Clinton’s campaign has been using for months — indicating both Democratic candidates are looking ahead to the general election with a common goal in mind.

At a campaign event in Cleveland, Ohio, Clinton spoke in general terms, telling supporters: “I’m proud of the campaign that Senator Sanders and I are running. We have our differences, which you can see when we debate, but those differences pale in comparison to what’s happening on the Republican side.”

This post has been updated throughout.