2020 Election

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Five of the six Republican members of Louisiana’s congressional delegation sided with President Donald Trump on Wednesday night in an attempt to stop President-elect Joe Biden taking office.


Sharon Weston Broome has won a second term as Mayor-President of East Baton Rouge Parish, defeating Republican challenger Steve Carter.


Luke Letlow has been elected to represent Louisiana’s 5th Congressional District, defeating state representative and fellow Republican Lance Harris.

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It seems like the presidential election just ended — Georgia certified its election results on Thursday — but Louisianans are already heading back to the polls for the start of early in-person voting for the Dec. 5 runoff elections.

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A video on the Facebook page for nonprofit anti-abortion organization Louisiana Right to Life starts with a pregnant Black woman receiving an ultrasound. The viewer hears, “Here I come world!” before seeing a newborn Black baby girl. The video shows a time-lapse of the girl as she goes from toddler to student to working adult before heading back into a medical facility where a doctor says, “Let’s begin the procedure.” The graphic of a beeping heart monitor appears on screen. The beeping stops. “Life offers endless possibilities. Abortion offers none,” can be seen and heard. “Another Black baby dead,” is implied.

Louisiana’s 5th Congressional District will advance to a general election after no candidate received the majority of the primary vote. Republicans Luke Letlow and Lance Harris, the race’s top two vote-getters, will be on the ballot in December.

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Republican U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy won a second term Tuesday, avoiding a Dec. 5 runoff by rising above a crowded field and earning 62 percent of the vote in Louisiana’s open primary at the time the Associated Press called the race.

Voters have rejected an amendment to the state constitution that would have allowed industry to negotiate tax rates with local municipalities.

When New Orleans native Kathy Allen became pregnant in 1980, she was 19. Home from college on spring break, she kept it a secret.

Nov. 3 is the final voting day of the 2020 election. The presidency as well as several key Senate, House and gubernatorial races are on the line. Follow NPR’s live coverage and results as they come in.