UPDATE: Louisiana Governors Race – Election Results – Open Discussion Thread – Democrat Incumbent John Bel Edwards Wins Reelection…

Tonight is the last governors race of the year. Democrat Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards is facing off against a Republican challenger Eddie Rispone, a Baton Rouge businessman who emerged as the winner in last month’s nonpartisan primary.

President Trump is very popular in Louisiana and has supported Mr. Rispone in his challenge.  It is expected to be a very close race, and the media is hoping for an opportunity to frame President Trump’s reelection outcome with a loss for Mr. Rispone.

If John Bel Edwards wins, the media will joyfully proclaim the victory as overwhelming evidence of President Trump’s weakness.  If Eddie Rispone wins the media will play it down and say it means nothing.

UPDATE:  Incumbent Governor John Bell Edwards Wins by 40,000 votes.

Louisiana Secretary of State – Election Results Here

It was Democrat votes from within Orleans Parish that overwhelmingly voted for Governor John Bel Edwards (almost 90%) and eliminated any possibility for Eddie Rispone.  Orleans voted +100,000 for JBE (see graph below):

New York Times – Election Results Here

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310 Responses to UPDATE: Louisiana Governors Race – Election Results – Open Discussion Thread – Democrat Incumbent John Bel Edwards Wins Reelection…

  1. Alfred Brown says:

    OK I need someone to explain this to me for both Kentucky and Louisiana.
    The following is true for both states:
    The Dimm Ticket for Gov/Lt. Gov wins
    All Down Ticket Constitutional offices o for Reps by 60/40 margins
    The Senate and House are both Rep Super Majorities which can override vetoes
    So what exactly besides a figurehead and the bragging rights have the Dimms won?

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    • kinthenorthwest says:

      Do believe that the Dems rallied quite a few tombstone votes.

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    • scarlettbr says:

      This is a pattern. Please explain how down ballot wins by 55-60% but not the top? No way. Someone explain how this happens? Don’t tell me voter fraud, then Republican SoS should clean up the voter rolls. Don’t tell me immigration, then they voted R down ballot but not the top? Come on. Something isn’t right. Two states same pattern. No way.

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      • bkrg2 says:

        Im not an expert but the only logical explanation is voter fraud. There is no doubt in my mind that Dems have mastered adding a couple thousand votes in districts across states. Plus massive vote “drives/harvesting “ in the Demonrat controlled cities (NOLA, Lexington, etc) to ensure These governor victories. Thus ensuring Trump looks bad

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    • Moe Grimm says:

      The “intelligence” of a large swath of the American electorate? Another command decision that resulted in sending the “house” back to ‘rat? I would ask them a question in lieu of these actions: Are you happy with the results?

      these are the idiots who will claim “Trump got nothing done.” Or: “Trump refuses to work with the democrats.” One day, if there’s anything left, historians will marvel at the stupidity of the American electorate.

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  2. Mrs. E says:

    Well, from what I have heard and read in the past, there are enough blacks in some southern states, that if they turn out in big numbers, they can swing a race. The democrats will go get them, often paying them to vote, and tell them they only have to vote for one candidate. They wanted the governorship, so they tell them they just have to vote for the governor.

    But I also suspect fraud, because when I worked for True the Vote, we found SO much of it in the system! So I think every state needs to check their rolls for fraud.

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  3. platoriusnepos says:

    Likely a lot of fraud in those numbers in LA. In KY Judicial Watch won their case in court to have over 200K fraudulent people removed from the KY voter rolls; it was reported that the democrat Secretary of State, aptly named Grimes refused (stalled,etc.) to complete the update of voter rolls until AFTER this election.

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  4. sparel says:

    Another close vote. Dims sneak out a win again. Fraud just like it was also with the Senate race in MS.

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  5. rustybritches says:

    When you read the crap coming from the Town Hall and BB You see what people really think here and they are laughing and having a great time at President Trumps expense The RNC is responsible for all of this, They are great at Raising money and yet they never spend that money on helping get out the vote for any of the Races that come up like these last three did

    They keep saying they have such a great ground game but nothing comes of it just like in 2018
    they didn’t even know about the ballet harvesting going on in Calif and had they been on the ground or been out there talking to people they would have known what needed to be done
    and how sad that with all that PT has gone threw the people who say they support him don’t and the Republicans in the Senate are totally quiet about what they will do about this mess going on in the house.. I feel sorry for those people who have no moral class and are standing by while the Dems do this to our President I pray that the good lord will send down the angels Warriors and I pray that these senators will al rue the day they stood by and did nothing to support PT

    In God We Trust. and Please lord send your angels to protect PT and his family.
    I am sure that the Dems are having a great time thinking they are causing him to have
    Health problems too but in the end he will show them all that he is not put down easily
    My Heart has been in my Throat for days now and its sad that nothing ever gets straightened out before the Dems start more crap
    Hope everyone has a great day thanks for all I learn here and may the good lord bless all
    of you bye for now.

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    • scarlettbr says:

      40% of Va seats went uncontested. 40% what the heck are they doing with the money? You can’t win races, if you have no one in fight. In 2018 Conservative Treehouse wrote about Cold Anger. Well, now it has simmered to the top, watching what is happening to President Trump is a disgrace. While AG Barr lectures about the dangers of “resistance”, the Democrats are raiding people at 3 am on sham charges and locking them up.

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      • Magabear says:

        Louisiana had alot of seats that went uncontested too. Tough to recruit people for a contest that they know they’ll gey walloped in, though it would help the candidates up the ballot a bit.

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    • LookUp says:

      The Good Lord has His mighty hand on His warrior, Trump. Fear not! For if the Lord is for us, who can be against us?

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    • dbobway says:

      The present Republican Party does not represent the people of this country.
      Neither do the Democrats, they represent each other, and big money.
      They can afford to play games with the voting American citizen.
      These ‘easy money’ elites have no moral clarity and the truth get’s in their way.

      Are enough voters going to overwhelm the fraud and all the lying and cheating,
      To put the Trump agenda in place?
      We have the votes to do just that.
      If the ‘I don’t care about politics, no vote citizen, stays home?
      On Wednesday morning, after the election,
      We will all be lead by the party of slavers, serfdom, depression, dependency, drugged,
      And our energy will unnaffordable, our healthcare more unreliable, our paychecks cut in half by taxes and the value of human life will be stricken from the record.
      Something to believe in !

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  6. kinthenorthwest says:

    Rispone lost by a very slim margin.
    You all do know that in Louisiana people can show up to vote with no ID & simply sign an affidavit that they are eligible to vote? Non citizens, repeat voters at polls, etc.

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    • scarlettbr says:

      Then why don’t R’s do it?

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      • CountryDoc says:

        Read Barr’s speech on differences between progressives and liberals. I’ll try to find it

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      • kinthenorthwest says:

        I have always found it strange that in the precincts that have more than 100% turn outs, it the democrat was the winner of that precinct.
        There were several dozen precincts in the 2012 election with 110, 120 and even higher voter turn out. Hey a 100% is weird but over 100% turn out, come on..

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        • Little Berkeley Conservative says:

          I’m in one of those places where about 120% of the voters get out and vote. These voters always vote for more taxes, more regulations, more handouts and the super train to nowhere.

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          • kinthenorthwest says:

            I was so shocked in 2012 when precinct after precinct were showing 100, 110, 120 and even more voter turnout ..Seems these were articles I wish I had saved

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      • Chimpy says:

        Why don’t “Rs” break the law and vote illegally?

        Because, by definition, Republican voters tend to be on the right side of the political spectrum. Conservative by nature. Accountable. Self-sufficient. Hard worker. Supporter of our Constitution and the rule of law. They are not going to break the law. It’s against our nature.

        Liberals, who tend to vote Democrat are on the other side. Believers in big government, social programs, and believers in allowing the government be accountable to the actions of the individuals. They tend to not support our Constitution and want to tear our Country and the rule of law down. They tend to believe that the “ends justify the means”, so breaking the laws in the pursuit of their objectives is fully justified. Hence, the cheating whenever they can.

        Hope that answers your question.

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    • Peggy Ward Myers says:

      Where in Louisiana does that happen? I live here and ID is required.

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      • kinthenorthwest says:

        That is why I asked about tombstone voting in Louisiana. Just say you forgot your ID and sign an affidavit. Unless they have cameras, who is going catch you since you used someone else’s name and forged their signature.

        Photo ID: Yo u d o n o t h a v e t o h a v e a p h o t o I D t o v o t e — if you forget your ID, ask to sign an affidavit.★If you have a driver’s license or other signed photo ID, bring it to the polls and show it when asked by an election worker. ★If you do not have a driver’s license or other signed photo ID or if you forget to bring it to the polls, you can still vote by signing an affidavit. ★Yo u c a n g e t a f re e L o u i s i a n a S p e c i a l I D c a rd b y p re s e n t i n g y o u r v o t e r i n f o r m a t i o n c a rd t o t h e Office of Motor Vehicles. https://louisianadem.files.wordpress.com/2013/12/your-voting-rights-orleansparish.pdf

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    • gueppebarre says:

      Not in my parish. Where can they do this? Orleans? E or W Baton Rouge? Caddo?

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      • kinthenorthwest says:

        Photo ID: Yo u d o n o t h a v e t o h a v e a p h o t o I D t o v o t e — if you forget your ID, ask to sign an affidavit.★If you have a driver’s license or other signed photo ID, bring it to the polls and show it when asked by an election worker. ★If you do not have a driver’s license or other signed photo ID or if you forget to bring it to the polls, you can still vote by signing an affidavit. ★Yo u c a n g e t a f re e L o u i s i a n a S p e c i a l I D c a rd b y p re s e n t i n g y o u r v o t e r i n f o r m a t i o n c a rd t o t h e Office of Motor
        https://louisianadem.files.wordpress.com/2013/12/your-voting-rights-orleansparish.pdf

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  7. Magabear says:

    So the difference in the percentage of voters in 2015 between the October jungle primary and the November vote for Governor was an increase of 1% (39.2 to 40.2). This year it jumped from 45.9 to 50.7, a 4.8% increase.

    There is also around a 40,000 vote difference between the Governors race and the other statewide contest, whereas in 2015 there was only a difference of a few thousand votes from the Governors race and the other statewide runoff contests. A net 40,858 came from two parishes last night in favor of JBE, Orleans and Baton Rouge. JBE won by just about that many votes.

    I’m usually one who cautions against simply yelling “voter fraud”, as it tends to stop people from looking at the actual statistics, but this one has my antenna up. Gaining that many votes in two parishes in just the span of a few weeks is very curious.

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    • 13wasylyna says:

      East Baton Rouge use to be reliably Republican but the rot from New Orleans headed north after Katrina and now East Baton Rouge is 47% Democrat, 27% Republican and 25%Other

      The City of Baton Rouge relies on the gimmiedat taxes levied on the unincorporated areas of South Baton Rouge.

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

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    • Leveut says:

      But Republican SS got ~90,000 more votes than Rep Gov. If those 90,000 also vote for Gov, he wins, beating the margin of fraud.

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    • kinthenorthwest says:

      As I said above lots of tombstone voting or ???
      All one has to do in Louisiana, is say they forgot their id and then sign an affidavit attesting to that.

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  8. Tazok says:

    Look, Sec of State had more Rep votes than was needed to win the Governor. It’s not voter fraud by dead people as the culprit. Simply, it’s Republicans not voting for the R. governor because Democrat was conservative on many issues (guns, abortion).

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    • Jimmy Jack says:

      It’s got to be hard for a statewide Rep to get elected in LA due to demographics, large gay population, widespread Catholicism and union strongholds. It’s a crazy state politically in general and always has been.

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  9. Jimmy Jack says:

    They’re building a narrative and developing algorithms to believably steal the election and build support for impeachment. They’ll sell this as his supporters turning against him bc of current impeachment investigation.

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  10. PinotNoir says:

    So 130K that voted for Ardoin did not vote for Respone- does not pass the smell test.

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    • Jimmy Jack says:

      I think we all need to set ourselves ew up to volunteer wherever we are to help oversee elections and stop fraud if we can. I expect much of the stolen vote will come from fractional vote shaving algorithms. The voting machines are a problem.

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      • kinthenorthwest says:

        Need much much tighter voter laws all across the nation. Strange that we are one of the few nations with such lax voting laws.
        Looks like Louisiana has a loophole that makes it quite easy to vote many time under different names “Photo ID: Yo u d o n o t h a v e t o h a v e a p h o t o I D t o v o t e — if you forget your ID, ask to sign an affidavit.★If you have a driver’s license or other signed photo ID, bring it to the polls and show it when asked by an election worker. ★If you do not have a driver’s license or other signed photo ID or if you forget to bring it to the polls, you can still vote by signing an affidavit. ★Yo u c a n g e t a f re e L o u i s i a n a S p e c i a l I D c a rd b y p re s e n t i n g y o u r v o t e r i n f o r m a t i o n c a rd t o t h e Office of Motor Vehicles:”

        hhttps://louisianadem.files.wordpress.com/2013/12/your-voting-rights-orleansparish.pdf

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    • Magabear says:

      Of course, the reply to that would be “why didn’t they cheat on that race too?”. Maybe they’re bad cheaters. 😉

      What I’m curious of is why the GOP couldn’t get any of their current statewide officeholders to challange Edwards? The Lt. Governor waltzed his way to reelection in October, why not go for the big prize?

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  11. I’m sure there’s a lot of fraud. It would be easy to require the same ID to vote as you usually need to cash a check or use your debit card; Democrats (in places like Louisiana) block this under the absurd claim that it’s a scheme to disenfranchise black voters, who presumably can’t figure out how to get a photo ID. (?!!) “Early voting” is also custom-made for fraud, since instead of voting in a neighborhood polling place where a poll watcher might say, “:Wait a minute, I know John Jones and you ain’t him,” “voters” get bused by their party or labor union to polling places in supermarket parking lots, miles from where they live, facilities staffed by total strangers, so no one there is ever going to challenge them (if challenging is even ALLOWED, any more.)

    But lots of “election analysis” is too clever by half. Donald Trump takes candidates (see Kentucky) who start off with 38 percent approval ratings, drags them up to 48 or 49 percent . . . and we’re told “Trump failed; voters clearly hate Trump.”

    Really? Couldn’t it be THE CANDIDATE?

    Have you ever been in a room with a number of people when a governor, U.S. Senator, or in many cases even a mayor or county commissioner walks into the room? The rule on physical stature (though not personality) changes a bit with woman office-holders, but it doesn’t take guys blowing trumpets to let you know “The Guy” has arrived. There’s a perceptible “wave” in the crowd as people break off their chit-chat and turn toward the arriving alpha male. He’s usually taller than almost anyone else in the room, with broader shoulders. He’ll usually have a fairly deep voice, pitched a bit louder than anyone else’s. He’s relaxed, he smiles, he calls people by name (he REMEMBERS their names, and when he saw them last), claps them on the back, starts telling an amusing story. We gravitate towards these men, hoping to be noticed, to have a word with them. Gosh, wouldn’t people be impressed if I could get HIM to drop by my next backyard cookout? Imagine how people will look at me when I say, “Actually, I mentioned that to the governor the last time I saw him, and he said . . .”

    I’m afraid this way of identifying a likely leader has been wired into us since the days when the cave men picked someone to lead them on the hunt. Donald Trump dutifully goes out and sings the praises of whoever the GOP has nominated. I’m sure most of these candidates are decent men, fully qualified on paper. But does anyone remember Trump repeatedly traveling to West Virginia last year to stump for GOP Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, who was challenging popular incumbent Democrat Sen. Joe Manchin? Manchin is a big, friendly bear of a guy who can easily dominate a room. After a big buildup, Trump calls Morrisey to the microphone, and here comes . . . this little butterball of a guy with a fairly high voice, who pulls out a piece of paper and READS HIS REMARKS like a nervous schoolboy.

    Rispone wasn’t quite that bad, but John Bel Edwards is — yep — a confident, smiling, big bear of a guy. I’m sure it would be condemned for political incorrectness of some kind, but smart handicappers of horse races want to know how BIG a horse is, and folks who pretend to list all the relevant data on political match-ups should really give us height and chest measurements. The fact is, the GOP in many cases just doesn’t seem to have much of a stable of candidates who LOOK OR SOUND like alpha males — guys who look more like, well . . . Donald Trump –.ready to be moved up from the farm team to the majors. If you find yourself saying “Funny, he doesn’t LOOK or SOUND like a governor” . . .maybe you’ve got a problem.

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    • kinthenorthwest says:

      Good point making it very easy for a voter to walk into a polling place & say they are so and so but forgot their ID. All a person in Louisiana has to do is sign an affidavit and they get to vote. If they are in an area outside of that person’s regular stomping ground, who is there to challenge

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      • Southern Trumpette says:

        Louisiana has strict voter ID laws.
        If someone shows up to vote without a picture ID, they can go through the rigamarole of signing an affidavit but those provisional ballots often end up being thrown out upon review by the Registrar of Voters.

        For example, in the Nov. 2018 election, statewide there was a total of 929 provisional ballots cast…of those, 697 were rejected.

        You can look at all of the provisional votes cast for the past 15 years on the Sec. of State’s website and see that only a minuscule amount of ballots have been cast without photo id and most of those provisional ballots were rejected.

        ” Each voter is required to identify himself or herself by giving his or her name and address to a commissioner and by presenting either a Louisiana driver’s license, a Louisiana special identification card, LA Wallet digital driver’s license or other generally recognized picture identification card that contains the name and signature of the applicant. If no photo ID, the applicant can complete a Voter Identification Affidavit but is subject to challenge by law.

        Provisional voting is not convenience voting, whereby you may appear anywhere in the state and vote and have your vote count.

        You must be a registered voter in the parish where you vote and eligible to vote in the election for federal office for the provisional ballot to be counted. ”

        https://www.sos.la.gov/ElectionsAndVoting/Vote/VoteProvisionally/Pages/default.aspx

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        • kinthenorthwest says:

          Just my opinion, but it is a law that can be & I do believe was probably abused.
          So how many votes were provisional this year that were not counted & or counted…How many votes were provisional in past years that were not counted or counted.

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          • SouthernTrumpette says:

            On these links you can see how many provisional ballots were cast and then either accepted or rejected in every election going back to 2004. The results of the most recent elections haven’t been posted yet.

            Provisional Ballot Statistics

            Provisional Voting Analysis Report – Nov. 6, 2018
            Provisional Voting Analysis Report – Dec. 10, 2016
            Provisional Voting Analysis Report – Nov. 8, 2016
            Provisional Voting Analysis Report – Mar. 5, 2016
            Provisional Voting Analysis Report – Nov. 4, 2014
            Provisional Voting Analysis Report – Nov. 16, 2013
            Provisional Voting Analysis Report – Oct. 19, 2013
            Provisional Voting Analysis Report – Dec. 8, 2012
            Provisional Voting Analysis Report – Nov. 6, 2012
            Provisional Voting Analysis Report – March 24, 2012
            Provisional Voting Analysis Report – Nov. 2, 2010
            Provisional Voting Analysis Report – Oct. 2, 2010
            Provisional Voting Analysis Report – Aug. 28, 2010
            Provisional Voting Analysis Report – Dec. 6, 2008
            Provisional Voting Analysis Report – Nov. 4, 2008
            Provisional Voting Analysis Report – Oct. 4, 2008
            Provisional Voting Analysis Report – May 3, 2008
            Provisional Voting Analysis Report – April 5, 2008
            Provisional Voting Analysis Report – March 8, 2008
            Provisional Voting Analysis Report – Feb. 9, 2008
            Provisional Voting Analysis Report – Dec. 9, 2006
            Provisional Voting Analysis Report – Nov. 7, 2006
            Provisional Voting Analysis Report – Dec. 4, 2004
            Provisional Voting Analysis Report – Nov. 2, 2004
            Provisional Voting Analysis Report – Nov. 2, 2004

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  12. lemmonee says:

    JBE says he isn’t going negative while Gumbo Pack does his negative attacks for him. Rispone breaks his no negative promise and goes after Abraham in primary. Post primary Abraham voters clutch pearls and don’t vote for Rispone stay home some even vote JBE. JBE hides behind being a a social conservative. Trumps economy engine is so good it lifts suffering LA. workers just enough, and allows JBE to take credit. Rispone hires Bobby Jindals advisers, big mistake BJ isn’t thought of too well even now, many didn’t like Jindals presidential run in 2016, and I promise you Rispone lost votes due to Jindal ties, Gumbo Pack ran adds on this.. Finally JBE last name, Edwards, some uninformed voters might think Edwards is associated with Edwin Edwards….really this probably got him hundreds of votes. Oh and vote in 2020, don’t take anything for granted. It’s a tight race folks, winnable but we need all on board.

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  13. 13wasylyna says:

    Something is really wrong unless you believe 40,000 more people voted for Governor than voted for Sec of State. The totals votes should be close. Hmmm

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  14. This stinks of voter fraud/ ballot harvesting. You’re telling me that 39,995 people voted on a Saturday for Governor but not for Secretary of State, giving the Dems a victory by 40,000 votes??

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  15. Dan Fruth says:

    The good folks of Kentucky are very suspicious of the election results for gubernatorial race 2019. There is evidence of election tampering….Here is a link to the group “Citizens for election integrity”

    https://www.facebook.com/kycitizensforelectionintegrity/?__tn__=kC-R&eid=ARCOx1OGNiZpQn6Se07cjPl2VXRwdtBWucGu0T8q4LuvD31UW5Go0vzAlEM6-HoVo3wp65i28g1tt00j&hc_ref=ARRq5OF1ZcXk-Hv3-FuufGKKRXpV9yEEzW0NbwvV-aXlqGtkEVWjNDp4UZ4qctpNvkg&fref=nf

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  16. Loren says:

    Promise of more Welfare payouts!

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  17. MitchSteel says:

    A lot of white Dems in Orleans Parish. Im an Independent in Orleans and voted for Edwards.

    Why? Personal dealings with Eddie…dude was a terrible pick by Republicans.

    Edwards is a close to a blue dog as you are gonna find

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  18. Craig Hill says:

    We as Republicans can complain but if we dont get into these HUGE HUBS OF POPULATION. WE WIL LOSE IN 2020! DOOR KNOCKING IS MANDATORY!

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    • bored identity says:

      HUGE HUBS OF POPULATION !?

      Whatever…Jared.

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      • bored identity says:

        All I’m saying – interweb is maybe full of krazy mathematicians, but y’all know how lousy high-school and college student was Jared K. :

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  19. czarowniczy says:

    The Baton Rouge/Orleans Parish Rats are really really good are getting their voter out – dead or alive. In Orleans Parish I’ve seen the copies of voter rolls, sold to campaign managers by a company that gets them from the state. The managers can see which voters over the last so-many elections have not voted but are still on the rolls. The managers, if they were crooked, could then load voters up on busses, giving each a name from a different poll list, and have them assume the non-voter’s persona. Or vote early. Or absentee vote.

    You are supposed to present a state ID or DL but if you don’t have one you can sign a voter affidavit. You could but that would hold up the line and if you’ve worked the polls you know that it’s not unusual for someone not to be asked for ID and ever rarer for an affidavit to be signed as it would take up time. The poll workers are hand-picked and…well, hand picked. As LEA working the polls you’re told your job is to ensure peace and order at the polls, the election/voting process is NOT your area of concern. When I was stationed at an innercity poll one election I was posted on a porch next door from the poll where I could sit and respond immediately if needed but was not in the polling place to observe the goings-on. I did see a number of rented busses pull up, each one discharging voters, each voter holding a pre-marked ‘sample ballot’. During the day I also heard voters getting off those busses asking “Where are we going next?” or “Are we done for the day?”…I have no idea of what they were talking about.

    Y’all might remember that for a couple of years after Katrina we had busses going from New Orleans to cities like Houston and Atlanta, bringing back displaced Orleanians to vote and then taking them right back. The issues surrounding their ‘lost’ IDs was…resolved…at the polls as states like Georgia and Texas were reluctant to issue IDs to NOLA DPs without proof of who they really were. Louisiana had no such reluctance and lotsa folks gho new ID, and that includes more than one per person, before the window closed on that issue.

    In Edward’s case even though the state’s sorta red it was an issue of that small swing group that likes to vote for a candidate it feels comfortable with when it isn’t 110% convinced it should jump to a new lily pad that swings Louisiana elections. Edwards is a pure vanilla snake. He says he’s pro-gun and pro-life, issues that swing a lot of those gray area folks. Yes, as a Rat he could swing back, and probably will, to the Left when needs be but right now these folks are comfortable with him.

    He’s been brought out as…less than honest…but honesty has never been a requirement to be elected in Louisiana. The state’s been infamous for hi-level crookedness, we had a governor and a Federal rep going to Federal prison for corruption in modern times. The state’s seen a huge loss of jobs and people to other states and the pols have kept up their practice of bringing polluting plants into the state that can’t get built anywhere else in the country and even some from overseas who can’t build these plants in their own lands. But they bring jobs.

    The state’;s government at all levels is corrupt, we have two sheriffs up on major Federal charges in the last two months alone. The big surprise in Louisiana is not that some elected/appointed politico has been arrested but why is it so long between arrests. Don’t try to guess why Edwards was elected over his opponent, just understand that the big money movers and shakers supported him over his rival.

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  20. kittylenoir says:

    So people went to vote but only for State position and NOT for the governor?? By the exact margin of the ‘win’???

    Really??? Sounds like 40K mysterious ballots. I suggest the big cities report their totals first, before the rural areas submit their totals.

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  21. Cate says:

    If you see the stats of Secretary of State Republican winning at 60% over the Democrat 40% it makes no sense statically that bell Edwards won. Further New Orleans parish is the Majority Republicans there’s no way in heck that Bel Edwards won there. Further there were 40,000 less votes in SOS race than governor, ask yourself how can that happen when a citizen cannot leave the voting booth with either voting for one or the other or voting a split ticket. 40,000 votes more fir the governor race, can’t happen. Something exceptionally fishy stats don’t make any sense and math always makes sense

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    • Southern Trumpette says:

      It seems that people often vote for the top of the ticket, but not further down the ballot.
      Here’s another governor’s election with a similar scenario as last Saturday’s: the Republican won the governor’s race with 64% of the vote and the Dem. won the Lt. Governor’s race with 65% of the vote. There were 70,000 more votes cast for governor than for Lt. governor.

      If you click on “Parish results” you can see the results broken down by parish.
      Orleans parish is heavily Democrat.
      https://voterportal.sos.la.gov/graphical

      The fact is Rispone was an awful candidate who presented no platform and John Bel Edwards is an old-fashioned conservative Democrat who people felt comfortable voting for.
      Trump tried to get Scalise or John Kennedy to run for governor, but they were having none of it. It may be quite a while before La. sees another Republican governor after Jindal.

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