UPDATE: Louisiana Governor Primary Results Thread: John Bel Edwards -VS- Abraham/Rispone Challenge

President Trump rallied last night in Louisiana to support a challenge to incumbent Democrat Governor John Bel Edwards. The goal is to hold JBE under 50% and force a run-off against a republican challenger.

The national Democrats have made this race a referendum on the Trump impeachment agenda, saying if JBE can win in Louisiana then it proves Trump is weak enough to be impeached.

Mr. Edwards has tried not to make this a national referendum.

If President Trump and the Republican challengers, U.S. Representative Ralph Abraham and businessman Eddie Rispone, can hold Edwards to less than 50%, then one of them will challenge Governor Edwards in a state-wide runoff for the governor position.

  UPDATE: Mission Accomplished.  John Bel Edwards has been held under 50% and will face Republican businessman “Eddie” Rispone in a run-off to decide the governors race.

Link to Louisiana Secretary of State Results Here

AP Race Results HERE

Here’s the results so far.  With 82% of precincts reporting JBE is at 46%

JBE is currently at 45%. Well under the votes he needs to avoid a runoff.

Link to Louisiana Secretary of State Results Here

AP Race Results HERE

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150 Responses to UPDATE: Louisiana Governor Primary Results Thread: John Bel Edwards -VS- Abraham/Rispone Challenge

  1. TFred says:

    Why couldn’t the Republicans pick just one, and avoid a runoff to start? Seems this in-fighting is a large part of our problem!

    Liked by 18 people

  2. Reserved55 says:

    brightness_1 John Bel Edwards (inc) 491,928 45.46%
    brightness_1 “Eddie” Rispone 298,195 27.56%
    brightness_1 Ralph Abraham 266,208 24.60%
    brightness_1 Patrick “Live Wire” Landry 8,854 0.82%
    brightness_1 Oscar “Omar” Dantzler 8,782 0.81%
    brightness_1 Gary Landrieu 8,026 0.74%
    80.47% reporting (3190 of 3964 precincts)
    1,081,993 total votes

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Bill Dumanch says:

    Cloward-Piven, flood the list, dilute the vote.

    Liked by 19 people

  4. Don McAro says:

    CNN reporting that that Clinton has a 99% chance of winning

    Liked by 27 people

  5. The Devilbat says:

    I wonder who counts the votes?

    Liked by 6 people

  6. burginthorn says:

    Gee that’s smart, split the Republican vote in two, that’ll learn those Dems …

    Liked by 2 people

    • tdaly14 says:

      It’s a primary. That’s how it works.

      Liked by 5 people

    • tdaly14 says:

      Open primaries like we have in SC as well. Many don’t like them. We’ve tried to close them, but it doesn’t work. It should with Commies voting.

      Liked by 3 people

    • tdaly14 says:

      Open primaries like we have in SC as well. Many don’t like them. We’ve tried to close them, but it doesn’t work. It should with Commies voting.

      Liked by 1 person

    • ann says:

      Burg,
      The strategy is crafted to maintain Uniparty control, for money & collective functional immunity to criminal prosecution.

      To prevent authentic representative governance, outsiders must be excluded , ostrasicsed from Club Beltway.
      Even the rules are set up against nonconformists, as the committe assignments and disciplinary actions are dominated by party leaders.,

      Congress is anti- representation of the interests of citizens.
      Our donations are peanuts,
      In the name of upholding free speech p, SCOTUS allowed our political system to be swamped by predatory actors’ dark & soft money from foreign, transnational and oligarchic sponsors.

      Liked by 4 people

      • Tdaly says:

        It takes many people to get off their sofas for open primaries and work neighborhoods! Do it, like our country depended on it!!!

        Liked by 5 people

        • ann says:

          True!
          my urban district is Ultra DNC territory.
          hi tech, hi income Uber Progressivists
          Insulated, complacent, smugly intolerant

          Boomer gen legacy of globalism, illegal invasion, export of industry & manufacture is buffered
          30 year exfiltration & plight of fellow Americans is politically immaterial.

          Service profess, , attorneys, public sector & NGO admin enjoy protected status

          Communities, private education: elitist Progressivism is an artefact of incurious, isolated & insular socioeconomic enclaves.

          disattached & disdainful of middle – low socioeconomic tier,

          Their mindset is DESPISED by many young adults.

          ME wars, corrupted politicos, breached intell, nat sec, sovereignty?
          “How quaint!”

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      • fightthepols says:

        Well we have some responsibility as Republicans to not be stupid and allow this to happen. We should be putting pressure on our state GOP chairmans and officials and demand they put forth the best candidate to win and convince others to drop out. In our state, the Republicans don’t even run people in some of the elections. Just let the Democrats have it.

        Liked by 2 people

        • ann says:

          No quarrel here, fighter.
          I just posted a sit rep response to Tdaly re penetrating polarized districts, GOP
          inertia, & complacency of Grand Pooh Baws

          physically impaired, is temporary but over a 6 year span.

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  7. sundance says:

    Liked by 47 people

  8. TheTorch says:

    Looking good. Run Off projected.

    But some other great news could be what is happening at state local level – GOP could be heading for a super majority in the Senate…

    Liked by 7 people

  9. Dekester says:

    It’s kind of concerning that in excess of 500,000 folks would vote for someone that would destroy PDJT.

    God bless PDJT

    Liked by 7 people

  10. Mr. Mick says:

    Liked by 3 people

  11. sunnydaze says:

    I wonder how the vote turned out in NOLA? Big city, should be a Dem stronghold, right?

    Liked by 1 person

  12. sundance says:

    Liked by 23 people

  13. Greg1 says:

    Newscaster tears?

    And sniffles?

    Please……..let there be sniffles.

    Liked by 10 people

  14. NewOrleans says:

    WE DID IT! Woo-hoo!

    Liked by 17 people

  15. Magabear says:

    Rispone advances. Louisiana SofS website is quite nifty. Might be the best I’ve been on during a state election.

    Liked by 5 people

  16. Sherri Young says:

    Look at that. There is a Landrieu running as an Independent. Not a Dimm. Wow.

    Liked by 4 people

  17. Sherri Young says:

    Ralph Abraham just conceded.

    Liked by 1 person

  18. Mission accomplished. Runoff: R 52%. D 47%

    Liked by 9 people

  19. Publius2016 says:

    “Dems win again! Governor thanks voters…”

    45 never gets credit from Fake News! Fake News lies spins and makes things up…Voters know…LA will go back to GOP!

    Liked by 2 people

  20. tuskyou says:

    More Louisiana rallies!

    Liked by 6 people

  21. ivehadit says:

    Great going, LA! Now get Rispone in as gov.! We know you can do it!

    Liked by 7 people

  22. sundance says:

    Liked by 24 people

  23. sundance says:

    Liked by 31 people

  24. meow4me2 says:

    I should think the Republican will win in November. Look at the other races. Most are pretty solid republican.

    Liked by 7 people

    • NewOrleans says:

      Edwards is the only Democrat to hold statewide office. And he only won because Conservatives refused to come out and vote for David Vitter 4 years ago.

      Liked by 7 people

      • Marc says:

        Vitter…that’s the men’s room toe tapper, right?

        Like

        • NewOrleans says:

          Haha! It’s difficult at times to distinguish one pervert from another, but toe tapper was former Idaho Senator Larry Craig.

          David Vitter was Louisiana’s Senator who liked to share his time with prostitutes working for “D.C. Madam” Deborah Jeane Palfrey.

          Liked by 1 person

  25. hoghead says:

    The nooze pukes pump up the critical importance of a race, it’s always presented as a dry run at the next big election.

    When the Republican guy cleans their clock, the noozers simply fold their tent and quietly walk away, pretending that this great “dry run” never happened. They do it all the time/every election cycle.

    Liked by 5 people

  26. Sherri Young says:

    The chairman of the Caddo Parish GOP has to say something about Eddie Rispone running a negative campaign and that people will need to get over it and vote for him. Somehow I feel that this guy voted for Ralph Abraham.

    Liked by 1 person

  27. Magabear says:

    3796 of 3934 precincts reporting – 96%
    absentee reporting – 61 of 64 parishes
    301384 Ralph Abraham (REP)24%
    10348 Oscar “Omar” Dantzler (DEM)1%
    587665 John Bel Edwards (DEM)46%
    9502 Gary Landrieu (IND)1%
    10383 Patrick “Live Wire” Landry (REP)1%
    350888 “Eddie” Rispone (REP)28%
    Total: 1270170

    As long as there are no hurt feelings among Abraham supporters, this should be a fairly easy win in the runoff.

    Liked by 5 people

  28. Sherri Young says:

    I get local news out of Shreveport. The local news anchor just read PDJT’s tweet.

    Liked by 5 people

  29. TreeClimber says:

    Republican businessman, huh?

    Liked by 5 people

  30. Sherri Young says:

    Poured about $11 million of his own money into this race. Apparently outspent Abraham about five or six to one.

    Liked by 6 people

    • GB Bari says:

      $11M investment of his own money.
      For a job that pays $130,000 per year. The office is a four year term, limited to two consecutive terms.

      So the LA governor can make $130k x 8 or $1,040,000 maximum in 8 years, less taxes and other withholding.

      Louisiana is not alone. All 50 states are the same. Governors salaries range from $70k to $179k in 2019.

      And we wonder why they’re all corrupt. 🙄

      Liked by 6 people

  31. JG3 says:

    “Pouty faces” on Sunday morning shows…Big O’s robo is a nogo! Lost his magic…

    Liked by 4 people

  32. LKAinLA says:

    Good for Rispone. He has ran ads supporting President Trump. They have been “in your face” type television ads from him with praise for President Trump. He deserved to win the run off because he was so vocal and non pc about it.

    Liked by 8 people

  33. Jeff says:

    I see a lot of folks are a little down about this, but I see some good in it. Now in the runoff, if the Abraham voters faithfully go over to Rispone, it’s Rispone 51% JBE 46%, if those returns shown above are a reliable guide.

    Liked by 1 person

  34. Raised on Reagan says:

    Covfefe.
    Yuge Covfefe tonight, a disturbance in The Force.

    Liked by 6 people

  35. Davenh says:

    Somewhere shepherd smith weeps inconsolably.

    Liked by 8 people

  36. MAGADJT says:

    BREAKING: “Newly available video shows Eddie Rispone looking in a downward direction at one point during the Trump speech in Louisiana. This is proof that voters want impeachment efforts to continue and lends as further proof to our polls that show voters want to see Donald Trump removed from office by a margin of 3,837 to 1”

    Liked by 1 person

  37. chojun says:

    Oh noes!

    Total GOP votes outnumber total Dem votes.

    Should be an interesting final election coming up.

    Liked by 3 people

  38. Mr. T. says:

    Rispone and Abraham together got 51% of the vote. Now if Abraham gets behind Rispone in the runoff, along with POTUS’s endorsement, it will hopefully be enough for Rispone to throw a left hook and knock out the dem.

    Liked by 3 people

  39. Sentient says:

    Next election to watch: Nov 5 Virginia State Senate races. GOP currently holds 21-19 majority. After major losses for the GOP in Virginia state House races in 2017, the mainstream media expectation is more losses for Republicans. I predict that Republicans will gain seats in the Virginia Senate – including wins by the two black republican candidates. Virginia is in play in 2020.

    Liked by 5 people

  40. noswamp says:

    Great Sarc MAGADJT!

    Liked by 1 person

  41. Pegon Zellschmidt says:

    Obama lost; Trump won.😆

    The Advocate✔
    @theadvocatebr
    “I know John Bel,” Barack Obama says in a robocall. “He and I worked closely to expand Medicaid for working people. And we stood shoulder to shoulder to help Louisiana recover from devastating floods.” https://buff.ly/33rj7YQ

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  42. DebbieSemms says:

    I don’t think Dems getting 47% of the vote in deep red Louisiana is sch a great sign.

    Liked by 1 person

    • bruzedorange says:

      Politics, like the culture(s), in Louisiana is truly bizarre. My late wife and I lived in NOLA for 20 years before starting over in Tennessee after Katrina.

      Don’t try to apply outsider logic to Louisiana. There actually are reasons behind some of the crazy, illogical things you’ll hear and read. But political traditions get passed on for generations long after anyone remembers the original reason.

      And state politicians are often judged, not by WHETHER they are corrupt, but by whether they are stylishly vs. amateurishly corrupt. Four-term governor Edwin Edwards was convicted on charges of racketeering, extortion, money laundering, mail fraud and wire fraud. He won his final term (against David Duke) with the slogan: “Vote for the Crook–It’s Important.”

      Like

      • MfM says:

        There are lots of very good reasons not to vote for David Duke. Edwards winning slogan made it very clear. The real problem in that election was there was no real other option.

        Like

    • WRB says:

      Per the Louisiana secretary of state website, dem registered voters are a plurality in the state. Of course, how you are registered does not mean you have to vote the same way. But on paper, LA is not ruby red. (In practice though, it is turning that way.)

      Party Qualified Voters %
      Democratic 1,257,773 42.4%
      Republican 917,492 31.0%
      Other 787,746 26.6%
      Total 2,963,011 100%

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      • WRB says:

        test to see if this lines up
        Party \t Qualified Voters\t %
        Democratic \t 1,257,773 \t 42.4%
        Republican \t 917,492 \t 31.0%
        Other \t787,746 \t 26.6%
        Total \t 2,963,011 \t 100%

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  43. Rick says:

    Every State election since 2016 has been a referendum on Trump, according to the media. Unless the Republican wins, then it’s crickets.

    Liked by 3 people

    • MfM says:

      Yup, I agree, we won’t hear another word.

      I wonder how much money will be spent in the election now that it’s a run off? Will the Democrats cut back because it’s a lost cause?

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  44. wodiej says:

    I pray for a supermajority in the Senate for PT next term.

    Liked by 2 people

  45. Peter Rabbit says:

    Gov Edwards, a good man with great family, won first term in 2015. His opponent, a very weak Rep US Senator, had been caught wearing ONLY a diaper when hooked up with a prostitute, apparently not all that uncommon in LA. Who does that and for what possible purpose (only one possibility)?

    In reviewing other statewide race results yesterday, Reps took over two thirds of votes and Dems one third approx. Rep Eddie Rispone would appear to be easy run off winner against Edwards next month. With only two in runoff, Dems will be dispirited. Reps will show up again. Rispone should win by 100,000 votes, at least 10 points.

    Even MSM reads the writing on the wall. LA now dark red state for foreseeable future. Gov. Edwards win in 2015 was a fluke against a totally disgraced Repub, not to be repeated. Rispone has no such known skeletons …. NOW.

    Liked by 1 person

  46. CNN_sucks says:

    I think PDJT has made politics a WWE sport and turn people energize and participate ….wow!

    Liked by 2 people

  47. not2worryluv says:

    WOW! Before I went to bed last night CNN declared Edwards was re-elected!

    Now the GOP needs to get one candidate united behind President Trump and win the Governorship in November.

    United We Stand Divided We Fall – something the Republican Elites need to start understanding.

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  48. not2worryluv says:

    WOW! Before I went to bed last night CNN declared Edwards was re-elected!

    Now the GOP needs to get one candidate united behind President Trump and win the Governorship in November.

    United We Stand Divided We Fall – something the Republican Elites need to start understanding.

    Like

  49. I voted Respone! He’s our little DJT.

    Liked by 2 people

  50. Hanuman says:

    https://voterportal.sos.la.gov/graphical

    Shows R wins for LG, Treasurer , AG etc.

    Liked by 1 person

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