While national counts remain incomplete, President Donald Trump has clinched Louisiana’s eight Electoral College votes, according to unofficial results from the Associated Press. Louisiana has not supported a Democrat for president since 1996 when Bill Clinton won 52 percent of the vote in the state.
Nationally, unofficial results remained uncertain as of 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. Trump had leads in battleground states of Florida and Georgia, while Democratic contender former Vice President Joe Biden had early leads in North Carolina and Colorado.
Louisiana has 3,091,340 registered voters as of November 1, according to figures from the Louisiana Secretary of State’s office. There are more registered Democrats than Republicans. Nonetheless, Louisiana has overwhelmingly supported Republicans for president since 2000.
The outcome in Louisiana comes as little surprise. A University of New Orleans poll published last week showed President Donald Trump winning 59 percent of the vote in Louisiana with former Vice President Joe Biden winning 36 percent. In 2016, Trump won 58 percent of the vote compared to Hillary Clinton’s 38 percent.