Edwards calls Ardoin's illegal voting claim
Posted on 11/14/2018 11:44:00 AM.

Governor Edwards is criticizing a decision by Interim Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin to publicly claim the former Mayor of New Roads “illegally cast his ballot” in the midterm election, when the Governor says further review showed Robert Myer was actually eligible to vote.
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Gwen Collins-Greenup confident heading into Sec. of State run-off
Posted on 11/9/2018 11:38:00 AM.

Secretary of State candidate Gwen Collins-Greenup is the surprise of the midterms, as the Democrat will head to a run-off against Interim Secretary Kyle Ardoin. While some candidates fundraised and sought high profile endorsement’s Collins-Greenup says she just went door to door, talking to constituents about their needs.
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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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Final arguments in the unanimous jury verdict debate
Posted on 11/5/2018 2:48:00 AM.

Tuesday you’ll have a chance to weigh in on whether or not the state should require unanimous jury verdicts in felony cases. It's amendment two on the ballot. The proposal has received widespread bipartisan support behind a message that former District Attorney Ed Tarpley says is clear.
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Not all DAs on board with unanimous juries
Posted on 11/1/2018 12:08:00 PM.

There’s been growing support for the number two amendment option on the November ballot, but not all District Attorneys are on board with the move to require unanimous jury verdicts in felony cases. Tangipahoa, Livingston, and Helena Parish District Attorney Scott Perrilloux says he’s concerned it would delay justice for victims.
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Should felons be allowed to run for office right out of prison?
Posted on 10/29/2018 11:43:00 AM.

The November 6th ballot includes an amendment that allows voters to decide whether or not convicted felons should be allowed to run for office right out of prison. The number one amendment option would bar felons from elected or appointed office for five years after their sentence. Public Affairs Research Council Louisiana President Robert Scott says we’ve had that law in the past, but…
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Analyst: Over 100,000 early votes already for the midterm election
Posted on 10/26/2018 2:56:00 AM.

According to one pollster, early voting numbers are strong for the midterm election in Louisiana. JMC Analytics publisher John Couvillon says we haven't seen midterm participation like this since 2006. 

“We have now crossed the 100,000 mark which is pretty good for a midterm election cycle where you don’t have any heavily contested races.”
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Voters set for historic unanimous jury decision
Posted on 10/24/2018 5:45:00 AM.

Amendment number two on the November ballot is getting nationwide attention, with over two million dollars pumped into the state to convince voters to support requiring unanimous jury decisions in felony trials. President of the Public Affairs Research Council, Robert Travis Scott, says the amendment will have huge legal ramifications if approved.
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Pollster: National attention on mid-term elections may boost turnout in Louisiana
Posted on 10/23/2018 11:34:00 AM.

With no hot races in Louisiana, a low voter turnout is expected for the November 6th election, but a pollster disagrees.

JMC Analytics Publisher John Couvillon believes turnout could near 30% despite a lack of competitive Congressional races, because of the national political climate.
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