United States presidential election in Louisiana, 2016

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United States presidential election in Louisiana, 2016

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Turnout 67.79% Decrease

 
Donald Trump official portrait (cropped).jpg
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Nominee Donald Trump Hillary Clinton
Party Republican Democratic
Home state New York New York
Running mate Mike Pence Tim Kaine
Electoral vote 8 0
Popular vote 1,178,638 780,154
Percentage 58.1% 38.4%

Louisiana Presidential Election Results 2016.svg
Parish Results


President before election

Barack Obama
Democratic

Elected President

Donald Trump
Republican

Treemap of the popular vote by parish.

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.[1]

Primary elections[edit]

24 candidates were on the ballot.[2]

Democratic primary[edit]

Louisiana Democratic primary, March 5, 2016
Candidate Popular vote Estimated delegates
Count Percentage Pledged Unpledged Total
Hillary Clinton 221,733 71.12% 37 7 44
Bernie Sanders 72,276 23.18% 14 0 14
Steve Burke 4,785 1.53%
John Wolfe, Jr. 4,512 1.45%
Martin O'Malley (withdrawn) 2,550 0.82%
Willie Wilson 1,423 0.46%
Keith Russell Judd 1,357 0.44%
Rocky De La Fuente 1,341 0.43%
Michael A. Steinberg 993 0.32%
Henry Hewes 806 0.26%
Uncommitted N/A 0 1 1
Total 311,776 100% 51 8 59
Source: The Green Papers, Louisiana Secretary of States

Republican primary[edit]

Republican primary results by county.
  Donald Trump
  Ted Cruz


Fourteen candidates appeared on the Republican presidential primary ballot:

Louisiana Republican primary, March 5, 2016
Candidate Votes Percentage Actual delegate count
Bound Unbound Total
America Symbol.svg Donald Trump 124,854 41.45% 25 0 25
Ted Cruz 113,968 37.83% 18 0 18
Marco Rubio 33,813 11.22% 0 0 0
John Kasich 19,359 6.43% 0 0 0
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
Unprojected delegates: 3 0 3
Total: 301,241 100.00% 46 0 46
Source: The Green Papers

State Convention[edit]

On March 24, the State Convention met and reversed the results of the primary, giving Ted Cruz a clear majority.[3] Rubio's five delegates and 2 uncommitted delegates committed to Trump after Kasich and Cruz dropped out of the race.[4][5] This gave Trump the majority of the delegates from the state.

Polling[edit]

Predictions[edit]

The following are final 2016 predictions from various organizations for Louisiana as of Election Day.

  1. Los Angeles Times: Strongly Trump[6]
  2. CNN: Solid Trump[7]
  3. Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe Trump[8]
  4. NBC: Likely Trump[9]
  5. RealClearPolitics: Solid Trump[10]
  6. Fox News: Solid Republican[11]
  7. ABC: Solid Trump[12]

General Election[edit]

By parish[edit]

Parish Clinton% Clinton# Trump% Trump# Others% Others# Total
Acadia Parish 20.58% 5,638 77.26% 21,162 02.15% 589 27,389
Allen Parish 22.78% 2,106 74.28% 6,867 02.94% 272 9,245
Ascension Parish 30.13% 16,476 66.10% 36,143 03.77% 2,059 54,678
Assumption Parish 36.05% 3,931 61.57% 6,714 02.38% 259 10,904
Avoyelles Parish 30.36% 5,035 67.32% 11,165 02.33% 386 16,586
Beauregard Parish 15.87% 2,393 81.16% 12,238 02.96% 447 15,078
Bienville Parish 44.67% 3,129 53.62% 3,756 01.71% 120 7,005
Bossier Parish 25.36% 12,641 71.16% 35,474 03.48% 1,733 49,848
Caddo Parish 50.55% 53,483 46.32% 49,006 03.13% 3,315 105,804
Calcasieu Parish 31.39% 26,296 64.68% 54,191 03.94% 3,298 83,785
Caldwell Parish 16.79% 788 81.46% 3,822 01.75% 82 4,692
Cameron Parish 08.75% 323 88.19% 3,256 03.06% 113 3,692
Catahoula Parish 27.22% 1,322 71.64% 3,479 01.13% 55 4,856
Claiborne Parish 42.31% 2,717 55.83% 3,585 01.85% 119 6,421
Concordia Parish 36.88% 3,272 61.73% 5,477 01.39% 123 8,872
De Soto Parish 38.26% 5,165 59.76% 8,068 01.98% 267 13,500
East Baton Rouge Parish 52.33% 102,828 43.09% 84,660 04.58% 9,003 196,491
East Carroll Parish 62.54% 1,838 36.03% 1,059 01.43% 42 2,939
East Feliciana Parish 42.17% 4,235 55.46% 5,569 02.37% 238 10,042
Evangeline Parish 28.28% 4,208 69.61% 10,360 02.11% 314 14,882
Franklin Parish 27.35% 2,506 71.10% 6,514 01.55% 142 9,162
Grant Parish 13.39% 1,181 83.98% 7,408 02.63% 232 8,821
Iberia Parish 32.96% 10,698 64.41% 20,903 02.63% 853 32,454
Iberville Parish 51.89% 8,324 45.63% 7,320 02.49% 399 16,043
Jackson Parish 28.66% 2,139 69.25% 5,169 02.09% 156 7,464
Jefferson Parish 40.56% 73,670 55.27% 100,398 04.17% 7,571 181,639
Jefferson Davis Parish 21.57% 3,080 75.47% 10,775 02.96% 422 14,277
Lafayette Parish 30.99% 32,726 64.58% 68,195 04.43% 4,682 105,603
Lafourche Parish 20.23% 8,423 76.74% 31,959 03.03% 1,263 41,645
LaSalle Parish 09.21% 605 88.84% 5,836 01.95% 128 6,569
Lincoln Parish 38.07% 7,107 57.64% 10,761 04.29% 801 18,669
Livingston Parish 12.04% 6,950 84.57% 48,824 03.39% 1,956 57,730
Madison Parish 57.99% 2,744 40.72% 1,927 01.29% 61 4,732
Morehouse Parish 43.49% 5,155 54.86% 6,502 01.65% 195 11,852
Natchitoches Parish 42.98% 7,144 53.96% 8,968 03.06% 509 16,621
Orleans Parish 80.81% 133,996 14.65% 24,292 04.54% 7,524 165,812
Ouachita Parish 35.91% 24,428 61.36% 41,734 02.73% 1,855 68,017
Plaquemines Parish 31.66% 3,347 65.26% 6,900 03.08% 326 10,573
Pointe Coupee Parish 40.51% 4,764 57.72% 6,789 01.77% 208 11,761
Rapides Parish 32.23% 18,322 64.77% 36,816 03.00% 1,706 56,844
Red River Parish 43.83% 1,938 54.07% 2,391 02.10% 93 4,422
Richland Parish 32.90% 3,157 65.51% 6,287 01.59% 153 9,597
Sabine Parish 17.40% 1,703 80.50% 7,879 02.09% 205 9,787
St. Bernard Parish 31.36% 4,960 64.73% 10,237 03.91% 618 15,815
St. Charles Parish 32.68% 8,559 63.46% 16,621 03.86% 1,012 26,192
St. Helena Parish 56.22% 3,353 41.87% 2,497 01.91% 114 5,964
St. James Parish 53.11% 6,418 45.15% 5,456 01.75% 211 12,085
St. John the Baptist Parish 61.04% 12,661 36.49% 7,569 02.47% 513 20,743
St. Landry Parish 43.05% 17,209 54.96% 21,971 01.99% 797 39,977
St. Martin Parish 32.10% 8,266 65.53% 16,873 02.37% 611 25,750
St. Mary Parish 35.19% 8,050 62.77% 14,359 02.05% 468 22,877
St. Tammany Parish 22.28% 27,717 73.09% 90,915 04.63% 5,760 124,392
Tangipahoa Parish 32.20% 16,878 64.79% 33,959 03.01% 1,579 52,416
Tensas Parish 52.28% 1,332 46.39% 1,182 01.33% 34 2,548
Terrebonne Parish 24.30% 10,665 72.68% 31,902 03.03% 1,329 43,896
Union Parish 24.70% 2,691 73.18% 7,972 02.12% 231 10,894
Vermilion Parish 18.95% 4,857 78.27% 20,063 02.78% 712 25,632
Vernon Parish 16.02% 2,665 80.99% 13,471 02.99% 497 16,633
Washington Parish 30.56% 5,692 67.40% 12,556 02.04% 380 18,628
Webster Parish 34.50% 6,260 63.61% 11,542 01.89% 343 18,145
West Baton Rouge Parish 42.35% 5,383 54.49% 6,927 03.16% 402 12,712
West Carroll Parish 15.02% 715 83.42% 3,970 01.55% 74 4,759
West Feliciana Parish 38.77% 2,248 58.46% 3,390 02.78% 161 5,799
Winn Parish 25.80% 1,644 72.32% 4,608 01.88% 120 6,372

Analysis[edit]

Donald Trump won the election in Louisiana with 58.1% of the vote. Hillary Clinton received 38.4% of the vote.[13] 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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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. 
  2. ^ "Twenty-Four Presidential Candidates Qualify for Louisiana Presidential Primaries | Ballot Access News". Ballot-access.org. 2015-12-04. Retrieved 2016-11-13. 
  3. ^ Epstein, Reid J. (2016-03-24). "Ted Cruz Gains in Louisiana After Loss There to Donald Trump". WSJ.com. Retrieved 2016-11-13. 
  4. ^ Katiana Krawchenko (2016-05-04). "Louisiana's five Rubio delegates back Trump, call for Rubio as VP". CBS News. Retrieved 2016-11-13. 
  5. ^ "BREAKING: Trump Gains Seven More Delegates From Louisiana After Rubio Delegates Finally Switch". The Hayride. 2016-05-07. Retrieved 2016-11-13. 
  6. ^ "Our final map has Clinton winning with 352 electoral votes. Compare your picks with ours". Los Angeles Times. 2016-11-06. Retrieved 2016-11-13. 
  7. ^ "Road to 270: CNN's general election map - CNNPolitics.com". Cnn.com. 2016-11-08. Retrieved 2016-11-13. 
  8. ^ "Larry J. Sabato's Crystal Ball » 2016 President". Centerforpolitics.org. 2016-11-07. Retrieved 2016-11-13. 
  9. ^ Todd, Chuck. "NBC's Final Battleground Map Shows Clinton With a Significant Lead". NBC News. Retrieved 2016-11-13. 
  10. ^ "2016 Election Maps - Battle for White House". RealClearPolitics. Retrieved 2016-11-13. 
  11. ^ "Electoral Scorecard: Map shifts again in Trump's favor, as Clinton holds edge". Fox News. 2016-11-07. Retrieved 2016-11-13. 
  12. ^ "The Final 15: The Latest Polls in the Swing States That Will Decide the Election". Abcnews.go.com. 2016-11-07. Retrieved 2016-11-13. 
  13. ^ "Louisiana Election Results 2016". The New York Times. 2016-11-08. Retrieved 2016-11-13. 

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