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. gueppebarre says:

    Not going to happen for Eddie this time around – too much voter corruption.

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    • rich hahn says:

      Where did you hear about voter corruption in this election?

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    • Phil Bacon says:

      Going in to help a local candidate, but diverting to your own situation in Washington doesn’t seem to be very winning.

      The President and the RNC may want to think about sending resources to help these candidates augment their ideas and solutions for state and local problems.

      It’s easy enough to get together a list of issues (e.g. schools, crime, taxes, jobs, etc.) and come up with solutions the other guy doesn’t have. Eddie needed the help.

      Otherwise, more local candidates are liable to say “thanks, but no thanks.”

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      • Nobodysfool says:

        The losses in KY and LA governor’s races are NOT President Trump’s fault. He is a street brawler by nature and he’s a loyal friend. That is why he does rallies for Republicans. He wants the wins but he can’t deliver them. Voters win and lose elections.

        These losses all land squarely on doorsteps of Republicans in state parties that form circular firing squads because their candidate isn’t on the general election ballot. The amount of blue on the Louisiana map is shocking for starters, then there are voters that choose to sit home and pout because their primary pick didn’t go the distance. America is lost an inch at a time in these races. Dem’s always unite and sit back and smile at the lack of unity on our side.

        Kentucky is being overrun by illegals and refugees that were settled there by BHO. Apparently, voters are fine with the problems that have followed. They said they didn’t like Bevin personally. Okay, you gave your state and some strong conservative values and governing away over personality differences. Feel better now? You elected conservatives down ballot but didn’t happen to understand that those great people will all be hamstrung by a Democrat governor.

        In Louisiana, sure seems sanity would have prevailed in voting for a governor. Instead of voting for auto insurance reform, reduced crime, state tax reform and an end to sanctuary cities that are corrupting the entire state, voters lined up for more of all of it. Unions in Baton Rouge, Shreveport and New Orleans got out their votes. And for every conservative voter that will respond here and claim they voted ‘right’, sorry, not good enough. The LA Republican Party and volunteers, county by county, precinct by precinct dropped the ball.

        Time to wake up, KAG supporters. It’s fine to go to a Trump rally that he’s doing to help an election in your state, wear your shirts and hats and scream and cheer but unless you leave that rally committed to work your precinct and GOTV, you’re not leaving it all on the battlefield.

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    • MGBSE says:

      The map represents what JBL has done to Louisiana…he and his trial lawyers have and are destroying jobs though taxes and lawsuits…and 70+ thousand people – mostly republican voters – left the State for employment…that’s how RATS stay in office …they destroy the environment…the taxpayers leave and the takers stay.

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  2. LKAinLA says:

    Republicans have no one to blame but themselves. Abrahams and Rispones kept them from making a deal and as a result split the vote in the original election. That gave the corrupt time to regroup. Abrahams was already in the House in Washington. He could have just let Rispone run and not split the vote. JBE gives the lousy teachers here raises and allows trial lawyers unfettered reign. New Orleans and Baton Rouge vote for a living, parasites. The rest of the good natured state pays the price for the corrupt. Believe me NO and BR are happy with crappy. I can’t wait to get out of here. Large portions here can’t even read or write, but they vote.

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    • LKAinLA says:

      And btw, it is a shame President Trump has to come here twice and beg republicans to vote when so much is at stake. I feel bad for him that he works so hard and republicans can’t even go vote. He even told how bad his family had been hurt at the last rally yet the republicans still didn’t bother to vote. But I bet they watched LSU football and consumed adult beverages all day. Pathetic.

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      • treehouseron says:

        I agree, it’s pretty shameful. The guy puts it all on the line for us everyday and people just sit on their butt and can’t be bothered to go vote. One of the byproducts of really toxic politics is people tune out and just avoid it, and in the process sacrifice their civic duty and sell their progeny down the river.

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        • skylark2016 says:

          “The price of apathy towards public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.” – Plato

          Liked by 15 people

        • WSB says:

          I do not believe we have an honest voting system any longer. Soros voting machines are preloaded with the result. I do not know if this is the case here, but one can imagine.

          Liked by 7 people

          • Orygun says:

            There is something going on with the vote tallies. I live in an area where the residents living within the city limits vote almost 90% Dem and yet the people outside of this imaginary line vote almost 90% Republican. This means people on one side of the street are completely brainwashed and yet the other side are not.
            Go figure! But I will go to my grave thinking that someone in these corrupt cities is messing with the finally tallies. It happens too often to be coincidence.

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      • shirley49 says:

        That is exactly what I thought when I voted earlier this month and there were a handful of people there. All he and his family has gone through and many Americans cannot get off of their lazy butts.

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    • SAM-TruthFreedomLiberty says:

      You got it. These 2 are to blame. Stupid R’s.
      Rispone lost votes in precincts Abarahms did good in.
      Then of course voters aren’t bright either.

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    • sunnydaze says:

      Sounds like a replay of Alabama. Dang, Republicans! Get your act together!

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      • not2worryluv says:

        The Deep State GOP want Trump our as much as the DEMS.
        Haven’t seen one GOP Senator from the Gang of Eight step up to the line and defend Trump.
        Come re-election time they will all be begging Trump to come rally for them the week before the vote.
        President Trump is the Golden Goose for the RNC-without him they are nothing.

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    • LouisianaTeaRose says:

      ^^^^^^^THIS^^^^^^^

      I am from there, escaped because of that crap right there.

      Left in 2008 for the Ozarks, living it up in the Boston Mountains in Arkansas.

      Will NEVER go back….hubster swings through twice a year on the way back from his brother’s in Huntington, TX, goes through Mansfield/Stonewall area and buys 80# of “Down Home” smoked sausage, then I stir up some gumbo on my cookin’ porch….and their sausage makes the BEST jambalaya on the planet, too!!!

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    • snarkybeach says:

      Rispone hired the Jindal machine to run his campaign. in the primary, when the polls showed he was losing, he broke a promise and went negative on Abraham.

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    • MGBSE says:

      Abraham is a RINO.

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  3. 335blues says:

    Congratulations Louisiana,
    you re-elected a marxist Governor who will make sure the murder rate stays high
    and the economic growth stays low.

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    • dallasdan says:

      The voters deserve what they get from bad politicians they elect. No sympathy here for LA Repubs.

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      • FrankieZee says:

        So I guess the DEMORATS are fine being last in everything as long as they get their welfare checks. And the unions don’t support Trump even when he brings all these jobs back. Something doesn’t sound right as far as how the Republicans campaign.

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        • dallasdan says:

          The Repubs often don’t campaign with a zeal to win.

          This race is a good example of an internecine battle that gave the enemy a victory. “Stupid” is an understatement in describing how the Repubs handled this election.

          Even the President could not save them from themselves.

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      • Lester Smith says:

        Was it legal, living, none harvested and no ballot fliping machines and voters votes? Well maybe.

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  4. Tl Howard says:

    Can someone explain to this Californian why LA goes big for Romney over Obama, big for Trump over Clinton in POTUS elections yet elects a Dem over a R for governor?

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    • rich hahn says:

      Because you have to have big turnout to overcome the liberal vote in New Orleans and baton Rouge.

      Liked by 7 people

    • sunnydaze says:

      State Elections are Popular Vote. Makes it easier for the big Dem cities to over-run the rest of the state.

      Thank God we have the Electoral College in this country for President.

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    • dufrst says:

      Local politics is always different. Voters there apparently liked Edwards. No matter, incumbents are tough to beat unless they totally messed up, then folks will reconsider their initial vote for them.

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    • Truthfilter says:

      Ok -I’ll give it a shot. First, Edwards really IS pro-life and pro-2nd amendment. He’s an old school Democrat-maybe the last one in existence. He’s a former sheriff who also had the support of most local LEO organizations in the state. We have had an upside down state pension problem, a deficit, and he has made progress in reversing that trend (even if it was through tax increases.). He also had the support of everyone employed by a public school in the state —that’s a lot of people. Most of all, he had the support of people in New Orleans and Baton Rouge who all vote Democrat.

      Last but not least, thousands attended the LSU/Ole Miss game today in Mississippi and others went deer hunting. I’m just being honest.

      I know a few Trump supporters who voted for Edwards. They were concerned about some local issues that are too diverse for me to explain.

      Louisiana loves President Trump. This election was NOT a referendum on HIM. I don’t think Rispone addressed enough specific issues. He never said exactly what he would do to solve problems in the state beyond mentioning a couple of general ideas. His commercials focused on his being a successful businessman and an outsider “like PDJT.” But he didn’t have President Trump’s “bull in the China shop” appeal. People here also don’t hate Edwards and Baton Rouge like they hated HRC, Obama, and the DC Swamp.

      And before anyone attacks me, I voted for Rispone and I have a Rispone sign in my yard. His concession speech was gracious and classy. The race was close and Rispone may very well be back in another four years.

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      • Tl Howard says:

        Thank you very much for that excellent explanation. One thing seems to be true in almost all states: public school teachers vote Dem. That has to change and the GOP has itself to blame. That’s a subject I know a lot about, but it’s a topic for another time. Thanks again.

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      • OW21 says:

        Truth – Thank you very much for that excellent explanation. It always helps to hear from the boots on the ground….

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      • Athena the Warrior says:

        Rispone seemed like Bevin – didn’t tout his own accomplishments but just tied himself to PDJT.

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    • MGBSE says:

      JBL raised property taxes to steal an additional $6Billion from the producers in the state…he used $2B to “balance the budget“… and kept the remaining $4B as play money…passed it out to public school teachers (the majority of our children go to private & parochial schools)…and used a whole bunch to “get out the vote”…also known as “walking around money”.

      JBL is a job killer…and 70,000+ people (likely republican voters) left the state for jobs elsewhere.

      Last week JBL canceled property improvement contracts in republican cities and districts.

      RATS must destroy to stay in power.

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      • MGBSE says:

        Sorry…JBE

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      • Cajungirl says:

        Thank you MGBSE for your spot on comment. LA has been on a downward trojectory since JBE was elected. Even with the state receiving 6 Billion in revenue, there will be a deficit of 1 Billion in the budget for 2020. Didn’t know about the projects that were cancelled; typical though. But hey, Edwards is gonna spend 50 Million to clean up the lakes on LSU campus.

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  5. Matthew LeBlanc says:

    Hope to get back to winning soon

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  6. PInky1920 says:

    Wtf is the matter with these people, go live in Mexico if you love communism and corruption so much.

    Liked by 5 people

    • Harlan says:

      Re-locating is sooo much work, esp. when you can just vote and bring the liberal marxism and corruption right to your door. Easy peazy!

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  7. Troublemaker10 says:

    Too bad.

    Dear Fake News, hold your anti-Trump gloating. We were trying to flip a seat here.

    Liked by 3 people

  8. Katherine McCoun says:

    300K voted for a GOP SOS but a Dem Gov?!
    Wow! just shame on GOP voters in LA

    Liked by 10 people

  9. jessetmims says:

    Democrat controlled precincts are always the last to report; which, is understandable since they usually count each vote for their candidate as two votes…

    Liked by 5 people

    • LKAinLA says:

      Yes a dem controls the BR precinct. Her husband works at the lexus dealer in BR. Dems!

      Liked by 2 people

      • MGBSE says:

        And she is a Chicago trained Community Organizer.

        There is a reason there are 2 ACORN Offices in the State…cheating for RATS is an Art form.

        The difference between votes for RAT Governor and Republican SOS …is likely the “get out the vote” machine…they pick up and deliver “voters” to ONLY vote for 1 thing…in this case…Governor…40,000 if them!!!

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  10. WeThePeople2016 says:

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  11. treehouseron says:

    The democrat governor ran as a republican. I know it seems discouraging when things like this happen, but when the democrats can only win in these areas by lying and saying they’re pretty much a republican, saying they’ll support the President, saying they’re middle of the road….

    That’s progress. The media now will go into full on spin mode, trying to convince you that it’s all over. Democrats are defeating Trump left and right, etc.

    If that is so, why are they running as if they’re republicans? it’s because it’s not true. Republicans and in particular Trump supporting Republicans are doing very well all over the place, and the only democrats who can win in middle America are shape shifters who claim they support the President. This is a long war with lots of nuance and many battles.

    Remember: The only power the media have over you is to discourage you, and convince you that you should give up. This is their only purpose, and their only goal. Do not let them lie to you about this. Step back and think about it.

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    • SAM-TruthFreedomLiberty says:

      ofc LA will vote for Trump big time vs. any Democrat.
      It’s discouraging that people can’t see through the democrat schemes though.
      D’s are doing this all over the country, in congress too,.. running candidates that look like they have no relation to Pelosi and co.

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    • MNcarrypermitholder says:

      The general rule is that Republicans who run left lose and Democrats who run right win.

      In recent memory – Bush, Clinton, McCain, Romney. Arguably, Obama could be on that list too. (I disagree – Obama ran hard left, he just wasn’t foaming-at-the-mouth rabid about it, so a lot of people tell me that they saw him as a moderate or a centrist.)

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  12. Magabear says:

    On the bright side, Republicans are winning 4 of the 5 legislative races tonight plus the SofS race. Little comfort though. 😕

    Fact is, we needed a better candidate than Rispone. Add in the usual GOP voters who pout because their candidate lost in the primary and you get tonights result. Without PDJT doing what he did to help Rispone out, this would’ve been a rout.

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    • treehouseron says:

      I can’t see why anybody would sit out an election because their candidate lost, I proudly voted for Thom damn Tillis last election because he was certainly better than the crazy democrat that was running against him! Hell I’d crawl across glass to vote for sneaky, snakelike spineless Thom Tillis before I’d let a democrat have 1 more vote against President Trump. At least Thom half ass supports the President.

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      • Magabear says:

        Many people don’t think big picture. It’s about them and their feelings.

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      • dufrst says:

        This is what’s killing our country. Dem voters will vote Dem no matter what. They stick together. Conservatives? Always splitting themselves up or having some problem to which they then vote 3rd party! Then they wonder where the country has gone! You gave away your damn power idiot! Sigh, I wish conservatives would realize we don’t have votes to just throwaway anymore, especially now in this day and age!

        God help us Nov 2020 if there’s not enough votes for Trump!

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        • Todd says:

          The LA gov won by 12 points in 2015. A year later Trump won the state by a large margin.

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        • Dekester says:

          An outsiders take here. From up here Kentucky and Louisiana had acrimonious primaries to select a candidate.

          often appears to be the case with Republicans. Many of the candidates PDJT goes out of his way to support, frankly look weak. The Dems candidate often appears to be more electable. Like it or not getting elected is what matters.

          PDJT is dragging the Republicans forward, but man that is a Herculean task.

          U.S. politics is fascinating in its complexities.

          God bless PDJT

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      • Dixie says:

        I’m listening……because under ordinary circumstances, I wouldn’t vote for Thom damn Tillis again. He really IS the snake President Trump took in which then bit him. But maybe we’ll have better choices this time around?

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        • treehouseron says:

          I agree 100%, but we can’t afford to let another Dem sneak in, they’re even worse. At least Thom we can call and rant and rave at his office, if it’s a democrat they’ll just ignore us and try to stop everything the President is doing. Thom only tries to stop half of what the President is doing and he doesn’t have the guts to stab President Trump in the face.

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          • RedWave2020 says:

            Yes exactly. The trick is to get rid of the RINO’s in the primary in safe states first like mitt romney in utah that way we have good republicans easily beating democrats. Then if we lose we vote for the RINO unfortunately. If we vote for a rat than we only end up hurting ourselves and the president with Adam Schiff running amok and Dem’s obstructing judicial nominees. People like Susan Collins and Thom Tillis are bad but the democrat is worse. At the very least we get to remake the judiciary with RINOs.

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      • Q&A says:

        Election Math in its simplest form:
        Half ass support > Zero support.

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  13. Sherri Young says:

    Heard on the Shreveport radio station a couple of weeks ago that Dimm turnout was higher than Republican. Also, there was an undercurrent of Ralph Abraham Republicans who were not going to the polls because of the tenor of the primary. They did not want to vote for Eddie Rispone after that. Maybe getting out THAT vote could have been the impetus behind PDJT’s rally in Bossier.

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  14. Sherri Young says:

    A street and infrastructure bond in Shreveport failed by 50 votes. I guess the people have been taxed enough already.

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    • treehouseron says:

      I live my life debt free, I have never voted for a bond anywhere. I don’t care what it’s for, I carefully read each one of them to make sure I support NOT spending money. Sometimes they word them backwards so you’ll accidentally vote for it.

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  15. dogsmaw says:

    Louisiana
    Calcasieu Parish

    Governor
    123 of 123 precincts reporting – 100%
    absentee reporting – 100% Votes
    26,949 John Bel Edwards (DEM) 48%
    29,023 “Eddie” Rispone (REP) 52%
    Total: 55,972
    Unofficial Turnout: 44.1%

    K well our parish brought in the vote even though those dems didnt show up today

    I fear for the next 4yrs here ’cause most all elected officials are now Republican…cept dem Edwards 😛

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  16. Magabear says:

    So in 2015 Edwards won 646,924 to 505,940 over Vitter compared to 763,303 for JBE to 731,088 for Rispone with 99% of the vote today. That’s a humongous turnout over 4 years ago, especially for the GOP. The difference here looks to be that enough Abrahams voters went for Edwards over Rispone. Dumb if that’s the case.

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    • treehouseron says:

      Interesting numbers! So the dems turned out another 115k and the republicans turned out another 225k. That’s the Trump effect, just wasn’t quite enough.

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      • Magabear says:

        The difference tonight was clearly from Orleans and East Baton Rouge. In 2015, JBE won Orleans by 81,902 to 12,748 and EBR by 80,602 to 38,623. Tonight he won them by 114,812 to 13,041 in Orleans and 102,671 to 52,451 in EBR. That’s a net 30,858 votes for JBE tonight. That gives you an idea of how much better Rispone did in the rest of the state compared to Vitter 4 years ago.

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        • Matthew LeBlanc says:

          EBR still so many retards. Probably way way worse now that Katrina sent so many NO folks up there.

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        • Magabear says:

          I made a booboo in my math last night (late night math always hazardous)! It was a 40,858 net gain for JBE in Orleans and East Baton Rouge from 2015, which incidentally appears to be the margin of victory last night. Hmmm. 🤔

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  17. Right to reply says:

    You had Obama yesterday telling his base they were talking too far left…Lying pigs will do anything to win, and the lazy public will let them!

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  18. hawkins6 says:

    I doubt it’s a coincidence that Trump was under prosecutory attack by the Weissmann-Mueller hoax in 2018 when the Dems regained the House and in 2019 by the Impeachment Hoax when Louisiana, Kentucky and Virginia (in a blow out) were won by Dem Governors.

    In each case the corrupt MSM was flooding their news channels with vicious, hyperbolic anti Trump accusations of being a traitor and numerous other daily defamations. There might have been just enough moderates or independents etc that couldn’t vote for an accused Trump and tilted the Gov races. The Dems believe these constant investigatory attacks are successfully harming Trump and these losses might indicate they probably are. Next year, the squishy Senate will drag out the “trial” for months and if PT is cleared, the Dems will concoct the final plot later in the election year to continue suppressing Trump’s ratings and making it appear that the sustained turmoil is all Trump’s fault. If the exceptional and free USA is lost because too many new or young Americans were duped by the Dem manipulations, it will be a tragic way to go.

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    • hawkins6 says:

      ….Social media censorship and it’s selectively approved anti Trump propaganda is likely another cause of the losses.

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    • Todd says:

      Give me a break… Is that you Nancy?

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      • hawkins6 says:

        Ticked of Todd: (1st version below posted in error)

        P Trump has been working tirelessly to improve the lives of all Americans and has succeeded in many ways. For his efforts, he and his family have been subjected to endless personal attacks, media defamations, the Mueller sham for 2 years and now the impeachment farce. Several members of his associates and friends have been savaged by the corrupt and biased Justice system and are either in jail or waiting to join the incarcerated. These attacks have heaped an enormous amount of “additional” abuse and pressure on a sitting President.

        All he asked the voters of Louisiana to do in return was that they give a Republican gubernatorial candidate an opportunity to govern the state for the next term. The Dem governors across the nation have been aggravating and opposing POTUS at every opportunity from voting to abolish the Electoral College that would negate middle America’s votes, to Sanctuary states and on and on. Failing to elect Rispone and give Trump another favorable Governor ally is an unappreciative disgrace IMO. But the voters have spoken and not enough cared about Trump’s efforts to help him gain a new Gov. ally so … “Give me a Break …..”

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    • Magabear says:

      As Sundance often says, everything the left does is planned for maximum effect. Everything.

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  19. Troublemaker10 says:

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  21. Tereese says:

    Hey more people voted in Louisiana this time around than ever before. The last parish to come in was Orleans Parish and I understand 60,000 more votes came in from????? Doesn’t matter though what the media says…Trump has to lose some battles…Just not the war. Trump didn’t campaign in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Shreveport, and that’s where the bulk of the population is. GOTTA WONDER WHY – maybe Rispone was not a dynamic candidate and Trump knew it. Edward’s is not the best we could do, but at least he is more moderate than that Govenor in Virginia. Still, I wish Rispone could have pulled it off because Trump has been through hell and he deserves support.

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  22. Orleans Parish: the most corrup and brain-dead portion of the entire state. So naturally it was responsible for keeping the corrupt Democrat in office.

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  23. hawkins6 says:

    Ticked of Todd:
    P Trump has been working tirelessly to improve the lives of all Americans and has succeeded in many ways. For his efforts, he and his family have been subjected to endless personal attacks, media defamations, the Mueller sham for 2 years and now the impeachment farce. Several members of his associates and friends have been savaged by the corrupt and biased Justice system and are either in jail or waiting to join the incarcerated. These attacks have heaped an enormous amount of “additional” abuse and pressure on a sitting President.

    All he asked the voters of Louisiana to do in return was that they give a Republican gubernatorial candidate an opportunity to govern the state for the next term. The Dem governors across the nation have been aggravating and opposing POTUS at every opportunity from voting to abolish the Electoral College that would negate middle America’s votes, to Sanctuary states and on and on. Failing to elect Rispone and give Trump another favorable Governor ally is an unappreciative disgrace IMO. But the voters have spoken and not enough cared about Trump’s efforts to help him gain a new Gov. ally so … “Give me a Break …..”

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  24. Just Some Guy says:

    I traveled to New Orleans to bid on a large government construction project once. The place is absolute riddled with corruption. The do it openly.

    I would not be the least bit surprised if someone was sitting in a voting office changing stacks of governor votes to JBE. That’s certainly a place where one could get away with doing that without fear of getting into any trouble.

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  25. Troublemaker10 says:

    The GOP Sec of State wins by 20 pts, and the GOP flipped 12 seats–while their gov candidate loses by 2 points.

    -Raymond Arroyo-

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    • Troublemaker10 says:

      Repubs were still shy of winning supermajority so there will be difficult redistricting fight . The GOP had been hoping to flip Gov because of redistricting.

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      • Magabear says:

        Looks like there are about 5 independents in the state house there, so depending on what their ideology is, the GOP needs just two of them to vote with the republicans to have that supermajority.

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  26. Magabear says:

    So in October, JBE received 625,970 (47%) compared to the combined 685,468 for Rispone/Abrahams (51%). Today it was 774,469 JBE to 734,128 Rispone. Hard to imagine how JBE increased his total by almost 150,000 votes just weeks after the first election, especially considering that all state races were on the ballot last month. Certainly makes one wonder about how that could be. 🤔

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    • Southern Trumpette says:

      It happened because Rispone was a lousy candidate and that became clear in the weeks between the primary and the run-off election. He wouldn’t even minimally state his plans if he were to be elected governor. His campaign basically consisted of “I like Trump”.
      The only point he was clear on was that he wanted to have a state constitutional convention and that is not a popular idea within the state.

      Also, JBE is pro-life and pro second amendment. His father and his brother were both sheriffs in a rural parish and Edwards had the support of the Sheriffs. The Republican PACs which insisted on describing Edwards as a “liberal Democrat” who wants to take away your guns and have an open border did nothing but shoot themselves in the foot.

      The results of this election are NOT a reflection on Trump’s popularity in Louisiana….if Trump hadn’t come here, Edwards would have easily won in the primary.

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      • Magabear says:

        I don’t disagree with any of that, but I am curious as to how 150,000 more people voted for JBE this time around than a month ago? That’s close to a 20% increase! Rispone had close to 50,000 more votes than he and Abrahams had last month, but a 100,000 vote gain in that short of time is hard to fathom.

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        • Southern Trumpette says:

          Apparently, a fairly large number of voters changed from voting Republican in the primary to voting for JBE in the run-off. Rispone did nothing but hurt himself during the past few weeks.

          For one thing, Rispone ticked off people with his comment that Edwards was a “disgrace to West Point” and other awful remarks he made about a man who graduated from West Point and spent years as an Army Ranger. JBE is not the man that Rispone tried to make him out to be and most people here knew that.

          Rispone had alienated supporters of Abraham by attacking him before the primary election. Even though Abraham threw his support to Rispone for the run-off, not all of Abraham’s supporters were willing to vote for Rispone…thanks to his attacks on their first choice for governor.

          Also, Edwards worked hard to get out the vote in Orleans, Baton Rouge, and other Democrat strongholds. The current mayor of New Orleans came out strong for him.

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          • 13wasylyna says:

            Your analysis is BS.

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          • scarlettbr says:

            But Edwards calling all Republicans a bunch of racist, was just fine? Stop. For some reason people are voting R the entire ticket but the top of the ticket and we better figure it out. How does the R SoS with by 60% and the R Gov not win? Over 50% of the people vote a straight R or D ballot.

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            • covfefe999 says:

              How many independents are in Louisiana? Those might be the people who voted for the GOP SoS but Dem Governor. But I think most of them voted for Trump in 2016 (see my maps below). They need to be educated, they need to understand that voting for Trump on its own isn’t good enough, they have to support Trump too. At least Louisiana did well in the 2018 midterms, they elected GOP Representatives in 5 of the 6 districts. And they have two GOP Senators (neither was elected/re-elected in 2018 though).

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      • You’re ascribing too much ‘policy analysis’ to Louisiana voters (especially urban ones, which swayed the election). They’re not that deep.

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      • covfefe999 says:

        It happened because Rispone was a lousy candidate

        It shouldn’t matter. Voters need to be educated. If they voted for Trump or plan to vote for him in 2020 they need to support him. And that doesn’t just meen US House and Senate, that means Governor and other state offices as well. Trump supporters need to vote like Democrats do, straight party line, you don’t switch to the other side. The GOP and Trump need to drill this into people’s heads. The GOP seems to be completely impotent and it’s driving me crazy, Trump has to do EVERYTHING.

        These voters better not f things up in 2020.

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  27. Results prove that you don’t run on high car insurance rates!

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  28. Merkin Muffley says:

    100,000 advantage from one parish. Go figure!

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  29. gringz says:

    In some of the articles I’ve seen Jennifer Williams is referred to as a career foreign service officer detailed to Pence by the State Department. Sounds to me like she’s a plant.

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  30. Free Speech says:

    90-10 is not realistic. Voter fraud in the big cities once again. And nothing will be done.

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  31. Free Speech says:

    I live in one of the most rural, conservative Southern counties in the nation. Republicans only win 80-20 here. 90-10 Democrat in Orleans Parrish is not realistic.

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  32. AustinPrisoner says:

    Hillary will be emboldened by this. She will convince herself and her supporters that this LA election result shows Trump is weak. She is running again.

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  33. 13wasylyna says:

    It is very interesting that 160,000 more people voted in the runoff than voted in Oct and the majority came from the Ray Nagin chocolate parish of Orleans.

    Recently the Hardrock hotel under comstruction collapsed. If you watched the workers with yellow hardhats on the street afterward they were majority hispanic.

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    • covfefe999 says:

      Do you have some links to support your statement? I just spent 30 minutes looking for other stuff, if I try to verify everyone’s comments I’ll be on my computer all day. 🙂

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  34. scarlettbr says:

    Isn’t the demographic of this area a majority black? Then I guess the black vote isn’t voting for Trump. While Pres. Trump has lifted the black community up, the democrats push them down, they vote to be pushed down. What else could a President do for one community. This is a huge disappointment.

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  35. covfefe999 says:

    I haven’t delved into indies vs. conservatives data yet, but it’s interesting to look at the county-by-county 2016 Presidential election results compared to this Governor runoff. Who are the people who voted for Trump but refused to vote for Rispone? They are the problem. We saw this same problem in the 2018 midterms and it’s why we lost the House majority to the Democrats. If some of these people are conservatives, if they failed to vote or voted for Edwards, they need to be re-educated. I hate to put this on Trump but the GOP seems to be mostly impotent when it comes to helping candidates win, Trump will need to work even harder to convince people they MUST vote for GOP candidates in order to sustain MAGA. Trump supporters need to vote like brainwashed Democrats, Trump supporters need to vote straight GOP on every ballot and don’t even think twice about it. This is how Democrats win elections, their base is incredibly loyal.

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    • covfefe999 says:

      I just want to make clear that I’m not picking on Louisiana for the 2018 midterms, they were one of the states that did well, 5 of 6 House races were won by Republicans. Only the 2nd district went Dem, that’s New Orleans and Baton Rougie. And by the way, check out the map of the 2nd district. Gerrymandering anyone? Wikipedia shows the changes to the districts over the years. Something major happened in 2013, that’s when the crescent-shaped 2nd district was re-drawn. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louisiana%27s_congressional_districts

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    • Magabear says:

      Sad thing is, people did the same thing when Reagan was President, thus the “Reagan Democrat” term. Makes even less sense now considering how far left the dimms have moved.

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  36. You get what you get,seems like porpaganda corrupt is okay with Them

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  37. covfefe999 says:

    Message to voters: If you voted for Trump, if you’re going to vote for him again in 2020, THEN SUPPORT HIM. That means voting for GOP candidates in the other elections. Sheesh. Not sure how anyone can make this clear to the voters. The GOP party needs to work harder to put this message out.

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  38. carolynhardick says:

    Because of the floods they are extremely concerned about the effects of climate change. My guess is that’s why they vote unwaveringly Democratic.

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  39. carolynhardick says:

    Because of the floods they are extremely concerned about the effects of climate change. My guess is that’s why they vote unwaveringly Democratic.

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  40. rich hahn says:

    Republicans need to give African Americans a reason to vote for them and reasons to not vote for Democrats.

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  41. rich hahn says:

    Edwards won by over 12% in 2015. Now by 2 1/2. Trump made a huge difference, but Republicans can’t just rely on turnout. They need to start winning a larger percentage of black vote.

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  42. CM-TX says:

    Dems have nailed down how to cheat thru absentee ballots. The GOTV efforts are meant to create huge voter lists. Those voters that are registered (eligible or not) don’t have to actually show up & vote… most don’t.

    Whether they resort to ballot harvesting (before/during/after), a/o have teams filling out ballots on their behalf, it’s all good. Nursing homes, jails, mental hospitals – none are off limits.

    People were warned years ago by a particular infamous D- couple’s former bodyguard (Larry), on this very point. It’s also why you see 100+% voter turnouts in various areas.

    The facade must be continued b/c they could never let it be known, they don’t actually have the number of real voters we think they do. If you have any doubt, compare the turnout at campaign events. Tamper down absentee ballots with more stringent requirements– watch Dem numbers plummet.

    There was a long court battle in TX, where an Org was fighting for the right to dump bulk voter registrations at any county registrar office of their choosing (guess why?). Last I kept up with, they had been blocked but appealing.
    They’ve also flooded in lots of illegals into red areas t/o country. Those who no doubt will be voting in 2020- but shouldn’t be.

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    • CM-TX says:

      Also, Soros has long since been backing campaigns of Sec of State’s in multiple states. At least 8 states were clearly noted in the leaked emails. This is done so they have control over the Official who signs-off certifying election results.

      Voting machines linked back to him are programmed with “fractional voting”… every so many votes are flipped for Dems. Last I recall, these were in 20-some states. And responsible for tallying about 30% of the national vote. 🤨

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  43. I liked Respone. He would have made a great governor. I think he just lacked in his delivery and to me, reminded me of Ross Perot, kind of small and mousey. I voted for him, but as usual, the major population areas disagreed and wanted to remain on the Democrat plantation. Now we have a huge surplus from overtaxation (not spending cuts) and Bel Ed gets to have a say so in how it is spent and well all know how that will go with a Democrat.

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  44. kaste668 says:

    As a KY voter, I think it is ironic that both Bevins and Ripone lost by around 1%. We know based on local news that 175k voters had been removed from KY rosters (illegals, dead, moved) and then put back on about a week before the election. Gods judgement will be harsh for those who Believe in killing babies.- my opinion

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  45. Truth seeker says:

    40,000 more people voted for Governor than they did for SOS. Precisely the margin of victory for the dem candidate. How convenient.

    It’s data such as that which has me concerned with 2020.

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  46. Shark24 says:

    Hey, whatever the reason, we are still loosing when we need to be winning.

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  47. jeans2nd says:

    Once again, GOP infighting and no GOP GOTV drive.
    One is tempted to think that the GOPe just doesn’t want to be associated with those Deplorable Southern folk.
    One wonders…

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  48. Matthew LeBlanc says:

    New Orleans will be a shit hole for a thousand years. Nothing will change it and they prefer it that way. Maybe another category 5 hurricane will finally lay it low.

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  49. Pegon Zellschmidt says:

    When Edwards signed the “extreme anti-abortion bill”, it took the wind out of many sails. Watch for his name to be mentioned as a VP candidate; West Point, ‘moderate’ Democrat. And if so, watch his move leftward, not that it wouldn’t have happened in his second term, anyway.

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  50. Eric says:

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