United States presidential election in Louisiana, 2016
The 2016 United States presidential election in Louisiana was won by Donald Trump on November 8, 2016, as part of the 2016 General Election in which all 50 states plus The District of Columbia participated. Louisiana voters chose electors to represent them in the Electoral College via a popular vote pitting the Republican Party's nominee, businessman Donald Trump, and running mate Indiana Governor Mike Pence against Democratic Party nominee, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her running mate, Virginia Senator Tim Kaine.
On March 5, 2016, in the presidential primaries, voters expressed their preferences for the Democratic, and Republican, parties' respective nominees for President. Registered members of each party only voted in their party's primary, while voters who were unaffiliated weren't able to vote in the primaries.
Primary elections[edit | edit source]
24 candidates were on the ballot.
Democratic primary[edit | edit source]
Republican primary[edit | edit source]
Fourteen candidates appeared on the Republican presidential primary ballot:
|Louisiana Republican primary, March 5, 2016|
|Candidate||Votes||Percentage||Actual delegate count|
|Ben Carson (withdrawn)||4,544||1.51%||0||0||0|
|Jeb Bush (withdrawn)||2,145||0.71%||0||0||0|
|Rand Paul (withdrawn)||670||0.22%||0||0||0|
|Mike Huckabee (withdrawn)||645||0.21%||0||0||0|
|Chris Christie (withdrawn)||401||0.13%||0||0||0|
|Carly Fiorina (withdrawn)||243||0.08%||0||0||0|
|Rick Santorum (withdrawn)||180||0.06%||0||0||0|
|Lindsey Graham (withdrawn)||152||0.05%||0||0||0|
|Source: The Green Papers|
State Convention[edit | edit source]
On March 24, the State Convention met and reversed the results of the primary, giving Ted Cruz a clear majority. Rubio's five delegates and 2 uncommitted delegates committed to Trump after Kasich and Cruz dropped out of the race. This gave Trump the majority of the delegates from the state.
Polling[edit | edit source]
Analysis[edit | edit source]
Donald Trump won the election in Louisiana with 58.1% of the vote. Hillary Clinton received 38.4% of the vote. All of Louisiana's parishes voted for the same party they voted for in 2012. In 2012, every parish had also voted for the same party as they did in 2008. As a result, this marked the first time since 1992 that East Baton Rouge Parish backed the losing candidate of the election, and the first time since 1948 East Baton Rouge voted Democratic three elections in a row.
See also[edit | edit source]
|Elections in Louisiana|
- Democratic Party presidential debates, 2016
- Democratic Party presidential primaries, 2016
- Republican Party presidential debates, 2016
- Republican Party presidential primaries, 2016
References[edit | edit source]
- Hatfield, Mycah (2016-01-24). "Closed elections for presidential primaries in Louisiana - KATC.com | Continuous News Coverage | Acadiana-Lafayette". KATC.com. Retrieved 2016-11-13.
- "Twenty-Four Presidential Candidates Qualify for Louisiana Presidential Primaries | Ballot Access News". Ballot-access.org. 2015-12-04. Retrieved 2016-11-13.
- Epstein, Reid J. (2016-03-24). "Ted Cruz Gains in Louisiana After Loss There to Donald Trump". WSJ.com. Retrieved 2016-11-13.
- Katiana Krawchenko (2016-05-04). "Louisiana's five Rubio delegates back Trump, call for Rubio as VP". CBS News. Retrieved 2016-11-13.
- "BREAKING: Trump Gains Seven More Delegates From Louisiana After Rubio Delegates Finally Switch". The Hayride. 2016-05-07. Retrieved 2016-11-13.
- "Louisiana Election Results 2016". The New York Times. 2016-11-08. Retrieved 2016-11-13.