By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump wins Alabama in the 2020 General Election. The Associated Press has called several states.
The president claimed nine electoral votes in Alabama.
The GOP has easily won Alabama in every presidential election since 1976, when Jimmy Carter from neighboring Georgia was on the ballot.
While issues like impeachment and the coronavirus pandemic threatened Trump nationally, none of that seemed to matter in Alabama. Some Republican candidates campaigned on little more than supporting Trump for a second term.
Biden visited Selma before the coronavirus pandemic shut down much of his campaign for months, but the Democrat couldn’t close the gap in the state.
The Associated Press reports Trump also takes Arkansas, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Idaho, Iowa, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Louisiana, Ohio, Oklahoma, Utah, South Carolina and Wyoming.
Biden wins California, District of Columbia, Colorado, Hawaii, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Oregon, his home state of Delaware, and Virginia, a former battleground that has become a Democratic stronghold.
This story will be updated as more states are called.