Mississippi Republican Gov. Tate Reeves triumphantly wins reelection

2CW9G9C Washington DC. 28th Sep, 2020. Governor Tate Reeves (Republican of Mississippi) speaks following United States President Donald J. Trump giving an update on the Nation's Coronavirus Testing Strategy in the Rose Garden of the White House September 28, 2020 in Washington DC. Credit: Ken Cedeno/Pool via CNP | usage worldwide Credit: dpa/Alamy Live News

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Republican Gov. Tate Reeves has won reelection in Mississippi, edging out Democrat challenger Brandon Presley by wider margins than expected.

Going into Tuesday’s election, the race between Presley and Reeves was tight. RSBN previously reported that at least ten percent of voters were undecided about who they would vote for just a few weeks out from the election.

On Tuesday night, several outlets began projecting that Reeves would win as the incumbent governor continued to widen the gap between himself and Presley. At 11:00 p.m. ET with 75 percent of precincts reporting, Gov. Reeves had earned 53.47 percent of Mississippians’ vote against Presley’s 45.21 percent, via data from the Decision Desk. They called the race for Reeves at around 11:15 p.m.

Reeves has been an outspoken supporter of President Donald Trump and openly endorsed the 45th president’s reelection bid just a few weeks ago.

Per RSBN, he told the Washington Examiner, “I’ve endorsed Donald Trump for President in 2024, and the day after this election is over, I’m going to be building his campaign in Mississippi, and if Brandon Presley were to win, he’d be running Biden’s Mississippi campaign.”

Gov. Reeves will likely continue to be a strong ally to Trump as the president seeks to reclaim the White House in 2024.

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