Schedler: Early voting for Oct. 14th election begins Saturday but low turnout expected
Posted on 9/29/2017 3:47:00 AM.

Early voting begins tomorrow for the October 14th election, but Secretary of State Tom Schedler doesn’t expect a big turnout. Three constitutional amendments, the state treasurer’s race and a few big local elections are on the ballot. However, Schedler says there has not been much publicity.
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Two years from qualifying, who will challenge Gov Edwards?
Posted on 8/6/2017 7:18:00 AM.

Two years from today, candidates will be qualifying for the governor’s race. So who will challenge Governor John Bel Edwards? Political analyst Bernie Pinsonat says Republicans are waiting to see what US Senator John Kennedy will do.
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Over half the ballot for Oct 14 election already settled
Posted on 7/19/2017 12:02:00 PM.

Three months ahead of the October 14 election, more than half of the races have already been settled. Candidates in 41 races had no opponents, while 16 saw no candidates at all. Secretary of State Tom Schedler says they saw a similar rate just over a year ago when 44 percent of the races were settled before reaching the ballot.
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Candidates begin qualifying for state treasurer
Posted on 7/12/2017 5:35:00 AM.

Qualifying begins today for the state treasurer race, after John Kennedy vacated the office to become a US Senator. UL-Lafayette political science professor Pearson Cross says this is the first time this post has been open since 2000, so it should be interesting. He says the fact that Kenner Representative Julie Stokes dropped out, could open it up to other contenders.
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Qualifying for the October 14th election begins today; including race for New Orleans Mayor
Posted on 7/12/2017 3:02:00 AM.

Qualifying begins today for the October 14th statewide and municipal elections. One of the big races is for the seat being vacated by New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu. Political Analyst Clancy Dubos says the biggest surprise with this election is the big names that have decided not to run.
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Sec Schedler will not release private voter information to Trump voter fraud panel
Posted on 7/4/2017 3:13:00 AM.

Louisiana voters’ private information will not be released, no matter what the Trump Administration says. That’s according to Secretary of State Tom Schedler, who says he denied the voter information request from the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, which is looking for information that includes Social Security numbers, the maiden names of mothers and dates of birth.
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Former-FBI Director Comey to testify before US Senate committee
Posted on 6/8/2017 4:27:00 AM.

Former-FBI Director James Comey is slated to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee today on his role in the investigation into possible Russian hacking in the presidential election. US Senator John Kennedy says he’s anxious to hear what Comey has to say. He says he was surprised the former FBI director agreed to testify at all.
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Louisiana electors cast votes for Trump
Posted on 12/19/2016 4:01:00 AM.

Today, Louisiana’s 8 electors will cast their votes for President-elect Donald Trump. Scott Wilfong is one of those electors. He says it’s an honor to cast his vote for the people of Louisiana, as he has done once before for Mitt Romney in 2012.
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Kennedy looks forward to his time as U.S. Senator
Posted on 12/11/2016 3:07:00 AM.

Now that Republican State Treasurer John Kennedy has been elected as U.S. Senator, he plans to tackle some of Louisiana’s problems in Washington D.C. Kennedy says it’s time for a change and the first thing he will fight for is additional relief for our flood victims.
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Low early voting turnout
Posted on 12/5/2016 12:21:00 PM.

Only 171,000 of the state’s 3 million registered voters cast their ballots during the early voting period. Pollster John Couvillion, with JMC Analytics, predicts turnout for the runoff to be 35%, at the most. He says a runoff during the holiday season has always been bad for turnout, plus this Senate race isn’t exciting voters.
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