The Associated Press reported Wednesday that Georgia’s first-in-the-nation primary election was officially over, giving President Donald Trump a victory.
The AP said Trump beat Democratic challenger Jon Ossoff by about 8 percentage points.
It also reported that Democrats and independent voters were the only two groups to show any real preference for Trump.
Ossof won by less than 6 points, with only a handful of voters showing any preference.
The Associated, which was the first to report the results, attributed the win to Trump’s popularity.
He won the Georgia primary in a landslide with nearly 63 percent of the vote.
It was a big boost for Trump in the Deep South, where Republicans have historically struggled in general elections.
Trump has struggled with turnout in the past, but Georgia was a particularly tough sell.
In the Deep Southern states, a majority of registered voters were white and in the last two elections, turnout was about 55 percent.
The vote will likely be crucial to how Trump’s administration is able to address the opioid crisis and other problems.
The president has pledged to cut funding for sanctuary cities and has vowed to take a harder line on immigration, which he has criticized for years.