Other states, including Michigan and Idaho, are holding primary elections on Tuesday, with Hawaii holding a caucus.
Donald Trump Takes Mississippi Primary
01:02 GMT 09.03.2016 (Updated: 01:38 GMT 09.03.2016)
© AFP 2022 / TIMOTHY A. CLARYRepublican Presidential candidate businessman Donald Trump (L) speaks next to Texas Senator Ted Cruz during the Republican Presidential debate sponsored by Fox Business and the Republican National Committee at the North Charleston Coliseum and Performing Arts Center in Charleston, South Carolina on January 14, 2016
As polls close in Mississippi, billionaire Donald Trump has finally been called the winner, despite a close race with Texas Senator Ted Cruz.