Donald Trump wins Utah

The Republican nominee was awarded its six electoral college votes

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gestures as he walks off the stage following a campaign rally late Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
(AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump has won Utah.

The Republican nominee was awarded its six electoral college votes.

He now has 238 electoral votes. His Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton has 209.

Utah is normally one of the safest states on the map for Republicans. But the presence of independent Evan McMullin changed the calculation this year as polls consistently reflected a tight three-way race. Trump also had struggled with Mormons, who are normally reliably Republican voters.

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