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Clinton, Trump make gains in Tuesday's primaries

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a news conference at the Trump National Golf Club, Tuesday, March 8, 2016, in Jupiter, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

As different as Michigan and Mississippi are in their geography, racial makeup and industry, they have one thing in common: Republican voters like Donald Trump.

The Republican front runner took Michigan on Tuesday with 36.5% of the vote. Ted Cruz was behind him with 24.9% followed closely by John Kasich with 24.3%.

Trump also won Mississippi, trailed once again by Cruz and Kasich, though Kasich did not cross the threshold needed to collect delegates.

It was a different story on the Democratic side, where the state's differences were made evident in the voting results.

Defying poll predictions, Bernie Sanders won the Michigan primary, narrowly edging ahead of Hillary Clinton.

But in Mississippi, Clinton dominated, garnering more than 80 percent of the vote. Sanders barely crossed the 15% threshold needed to collect delegates in the state.

Republicans also held a primary election in Idaho, where Ted Cruz pulled out a big win against Trump, receiving 45% of the vote against Trump's 28.1%.

At press time, results were also coming in from Hawaii's Republican caucus, but no winner had been announced.


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