Ashley Shelton

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Democrats have a formula-- a recipe for success in Louisiana elections. Demographer Greg Rigamer explains.

"You need, as a Democrat, to win 90% of the African American voter and a third of the white vote," Rigamer said.

And African Americans need to account for at least 30% of the votes cast.

"That's been the formula that has held true for every every race since really 2003," he added.

Pollster Bernie Pinsonat assesses the governor’s election in which John Bel Edwards defeated Eddie Rispone. Ashley Shelton, executive director of the Power Coalition, talks about African American turnout efforts which enabled Gov. Edwards to win by huge margins in New Orleans and Baton Rouge.