48 percent voter participation in Louisiana midterms
Posted on 11/8/2018 11:34:00 AM.

Turnout for the midterm elections in Louisiana was 48%. LSU Public Policy Research Lab Director Professor Mike Henderson says it’s a notable number, considering Louisiana lacked any high profile statewide elections and it's a bit higher than the last major midterm in 2014.
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Manship School says Dems have a solid lead in battleground races
Posted on 10/25/2018 12:52:00 PM.

LSU’s Manship School and the Cook Political Report have surveyed congressional battleground districts nationwide and say Democrats have around a double digit average advantage in races that will likely determine control of the House.
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Voter turnout continues to decrease in Louisiana
Posted on 10/18/2017 12:52:00 PM.

LSU political communication professor Mike Henderson finds that voter turnout for statewide elections has been on a decline for the last 30 years. In 1983, 54-percent of the eligible voters voted for governor and in 2015 the voter turnout was down to 33-percent. Last weekend’s special election saw only a 13-percent turnout. Henderson says the voting public seems to be burned out on state politics.
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Bill to put recreational marijuana legalization to a vote hits House committee today
Posted on 5/6/2015 1:59:00 AM.
Michelle Southern reporting.
The legislation by Baton Rouge Representative Dalton Honore that would let voters decide whether or not recreational marijuana should be legal in Louisiana gets a hearing today. 
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