Election 2020

Louisiana’s Electoral College votes go to Trump

BY: - December 15, 2020

Louisiana’s eight electoral college members met Monday and officially cast their ballots for President Donald Trump. Trump secured the state’s eight electoral ballots after clinching 58 percent of the votes in the Nov. 3 election, but the president did not secure enough votes across the country to win a second term in office. President-elect Joe […]

U.S. Supreme Court rejects Texas suit that tried to overturn election results

BY: - December 11, 2020

WASHINGTON—The Supreme Court on Friday turned aside a Texas lawsuit that sought to derail the presidential election results from four battleground states, despite pressure on the justices from President Donald Trump on social media. “Texas has not demonstrated a judicially cognizable interest in the manner in which another State conducts its elections,” according to the […]

With Rep. Mike Johnson leading, half of U.S. House Republicans back Texas suit claiming election ‘irregularities’

BY: - December 10, 2020

WASHINGTON—More than 100 U.S. House Republicans on Thursday backed a long-shot Texas lawsuit that seeks to delay the certification of presidential election results for Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan and Wisconsin, battleground states that President-elect Joe Biden won. In asking to join the suit filed in the U.S. Supreme Court, Louisiana Rep. Mike Johnson led 105 of […]

Sen. John Kennedy casts doubt on Biden’s election: ‘I’m not so sure something didn’t happen’

BY: and - December 8, 2020

Two days after Joe Biden officially secured enough Electoral College votes to be declared the next president of the United States, Republican Sen. John Kennedy, sent out a mass email casting aspersions on the integrity of November’s election.  Claiming that there has been “a lot of tomfoolery and a few too many shenanigans with this […]

Governor vetoes election grants bill — again

Early voting for Dec. 5 runoff down 86% from Nov. 3 election

BY: - November 30, 2020

On the first day of early voting for the Nov. 3 presidential election, 175,000 Louisianians ballots.  During the 10 days of early voting for the Dec. 5 runoff, 137,515 Louisianians did, suggesting that Louisianians are far less interested in the races that remain on the ballot and less likely to turn out Saturday. All told, […]

U.S. Senate runoffs: Was Biden win a fluke or has Georgia flipped to blue?

BY: - November 27, 2020

November 23, 2020 Democrat Joe Biden flipped Georgia with a slim 13,000 vote lead, buoying the spirit of Democrats who have dubbed the state “Joe’gia” and angering President Donald Trump who continues to pursue legal challenges meant to overturn the results. But whether Biden’s win here represents anything more than a fluke fueled by Trump-weary […]

How state political parties helped big money pay for this year’s elections

BY: - November 27, 2020

WASHINGTON — State parties played an unprecedented role in financing the presidential election this year, making it possible for the national political parties to raise eye-popping sums from individual donors — and keep more money than they might otherwise be allowed.  That’s all thanks to a 2014 Supreme Court decision that eliminated the overall limit […]

Time for Louisianians to vote early is running out

BY: - November 25, 2020

Early voting for the Dec. 5 election wraps up Saturday, Nov. 28, at 6 p.m., but state offices will be closed Thursday and Friday in observance of Thanksgiving Day and Acadian Day. No voting will take place on those days.  Louisianians planning to cast an early ballot who haven’t done so by Wednesday at 6 […]

Building back the Blue Wall: How Joe Biden won Pennsylvania | Analysis

BY: - November 9, 2020

Joe Biden built back the fabled “Blue Wall” of the Upper Midwest on his way to becoming president-elect on Saturday. But as important as Biden’s wins in Michigan and Wisconsin were, no state played a more important role in the former vice president’s victory than Pennsylvania and its 20 electoral votes. The Associated Press called […]

COMMENTARY

Biden wins – experts on what it means for race relations, US foreign policy and the Supreme Court

BY: - November 9, 2020

Brian J Purnell, Bowdoin College; Morgan Marietta, University of Massachusetts Lowell, and Neta C. Crawford, Boston University The American public has had its say and for the first time in a generation denied a sitting president a second term. President Donald Trump’s tenure lasted just four years, but in that time he dragged policy on […]

Republicans parroting Trump’s claim that he’ll win with ‘legal votes’

BY: - November 6, 2020

WASHINGTON—Some GOP lawmakers have fallen in line with President Donald Trump’s claim that he will win the election if the “legal votes” are counted. “If you count the legal votes, I easily win,” Trump said Thursday night, without citing any evidence that votes have been cast fraudulently or illegally. “If you count the illegal votes, […]

What does the new anti-abortion amendment really mean for Louisiana?

BY: - November 6, 2020

Far from being a mere symbolic gesture, the passage of Louisiana’s anti-abortion constitutional amendment on Tuesday cements any future abortion prohibitions in the state if Roe v. Wade is ever weakened or overturned.   The amendment, which passed by an overwhelming 62 percent, adds Article I, Section 20.1 to declare that “to protect human life, nothing […]