KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Republican Donald Trump has carried Missouri, marking the fifth straight presidential election won by the GOP candidate in the Show-Me State.
Trump defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton on Tuesday.
Missouri was once considered a bellwether state in presidential politics. From 1904 through the 2004 election, Missouri sided with the winner every time but once, in 1956, when Democrat Adlai Stevenson carried Missouri in a race won by incumbent Republican Dwight Eisenhower.
But since 2000, Missouri has been carried by the Republican candidates: George W. Bush in 2000 and 2004, John McCain in 2008, Mitt Romney in 2012 and Trump this year.