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Mississippi Election Results 2012: Mitt Romney and Roger Wicker win easily

Here is a summary of the election results in Mississippi: (View full map)

President

Romney was the heavy favorite in Mississippi and he cruised to an easy victory, defeating Obama by about 12 percentage points, according to the Associated Press. No surprise in a state that hasn’t voted for a Democratic presidential candidate since Jimmy Carter in 1976.

Senate

As anticipated, incumbent Republican Sen. Roger Wicker trounced his Democratic challenger, Albert Gore Jr. (no relation to the former vice president and presidential candidate of the same name). According to the AP, Wicker won about 57 percent of the vote.

House

The party balance of Mississippi’s congressional delegation was unchanged, with voters reelecting all four incumbents — including three Republicans and one Democrat — according to the AP. These include freshman Republican Steven Palazzo, who unseated Democrat Gene Taylor in 2010, and who benefitted from Taylor’s decision not to attempt a comeback.

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