Arkansas underscored its position as a deeply red state Tuesday as voters delivered its six electoral votes to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, but they also handed medical marijuana advocates their first Bible Belt victory by legalizing the drug for some patients.
Trump defeated Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in a state where she served as first lady for 12 years while her husband was the governor. The once reliably blue state has turned red in recent years, and Republicans now control all of Arkansas' statewide and federal offices, as well as a majority of seats in both chambers of the Legislature.
Except for years when Bill Clinton was running for president, Arkansas has backed the Republican candidate for the White House in every election since 1980.
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