Trump wins Alaska

President TrumpDonald TrumpFreedom Caucus member condemns GOP group pushing 'Anglo-Saxon political traditions' MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell's new free speech site to ban certain curse words Secret Facebook groups of special operations officers include racist comments, QAnon posts: report MORE has won the state of Alaska, adding to his electoral vote total despite losing the White House race.

CNN and NBC News projected Wednesday morning that the president would again take Alaska's three Electoral College votes.

With 75 percent of expected ballots tallied, Trump led with nearly 57 percent of the vote, compared to 39 percent for now-President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenFour members of Sikh community among victims in Indianapolis shooting Overnight Health: NIH reverses Trump's ban on fetal tissue research | Biden investing .7B to fight virus variants | CDC panel to meet again Friday on J&J On The Money: Moderates' 0B infrastructure bill is a tough sell with Democrats | Justice Dept. sues Trump ally Roger Stone for unpaid taxes MORE.


Trump won Alaska in 2016 as well, defeating then-Democratic nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonPelosi on power in DC: 'You have to seize it' Cuba readies for life without Castro Chelsea Clinton: Pics of Trump getting vaccinated would help him 'claim credit' MORE by double digits.

Although the state will add to the president's overall vote total, he is still projected to fall short of the 270 electoral votes needed for a second term.

Biden, the Democratic nominee, was projected to clinch the needed votes over the weekend. The former vice president is projected to win with at least 279 Electoral College votes.

Trump, however, has not conceded.

Democrats had hoped to remain competitive in Alaska, which is known for its sharp independent streak, amid a national environment that they expected would be turning away from Trump.

But the president showed support throughout the continental U.S. Still, Trump lost a number of states that he won in 2016, including the crucial Rust Belt states of Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, and he is trailing in Arizona and Georgia. 

GOP Sen. Dan SullivanDaniel Scott SullivanTrump mocks Murkowski, Cheney election chances Congress must address the toxic exposure our veterans have endured GOP lawmakers ask Biden administration for guidance on reopening cruise industry MORE also was projected Wednesday to have won reelection. He defeated Al Gross, an independent who was backed by national Democrats.

Updated at 10:33 a.m.