Trump’s Missouri win a 5th straight for GOP

(AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

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.

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