9 in 10 black voters backed Clinton in Virginia and Georgia

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John Boyce (L) fills out his ballot during the U.S. presidential election in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, U.S., November 8, 2016.  REUTERS/Nick Oxford - RTX2SMFL

John Boyce (L) fills out his ballot during the U.S. presidential election in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, U.S., November 8, 2016. REUTERS/Nick Oxford – RTX2SMFL

Vast divides of race, gender and education are keeping the presidential race in two tightly fought southern states close shortly after polls close.

In both Virginia and Georgia, about 9 in 10 black voters and two-thirds of Hispanics backed Clinton, while most whites backed Trump.

That’s according to exit polls conducted by Edison Research for national media outlets.

In Georgia, large majorities of whites with and without college degrees backed Trump. In Virginia those two groups diverged. Whites without a college degree backed Trump by a large margin, while those with a degree split their votes between the two major-party candidates.

Women in both states were far more likely than men to back Clinton. Majorities of women in both states said Trump’s treatment of women bothers them a lot.

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