Trump wins Alabama as GOP extends winning streak

(AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
(AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Donald Trump has won Alabama’s presidential election, continuing the Republican streak in the Deep South state.

Trump easily defeated Hillary Clinton on Tuesday.

Trump was long the favorite in the deeply red state, considered one of the safest for Republicans. Alabama hasn’t voted for a Democratic presidential candidate since Jimmy Carter in 1976.

Trump and Clinton both visited the state several times during the hard-fought primary battles.

With Alabama considered safely Republican, the state GOP dispatched volunteers to neighboring Florida, a battleground state.

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