|LOUISIANA||9 Electoral Votes|
(Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Louisiana Department of Elections and Registration)
Louisiana has: 64 parishes, 3,898 precincts.
Largest parishes: Orleans, Jefferson, East Baton Rouge, Caddo.
Largest cities: New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Shreveport, Lafayette.
Secretary of State
Dept. of Elections and Regis.
Absentee voting in person from 12 days to 6 days prior to the election: 61,147 persons.
Bush prevailed in a neighboring state, gaining a plurality of 135,527 votes (7.67 percentage points). Bush carried 50 parishes to 14 for Gore. This marked a sizable shift from 1996 when Clinton/Gore had won the state by a 12% margin. In late summer and early September, Louisiana was seen as likely to have a tight race, but by October Bush had an edge. Louisianans also voted on four constitutional amendments; Amendments 2 and 3, a tax package backed by the governor, failed.
General Election Activities
Republicans had planned to hold a first-in-the-nation caucus on Saturday Jan. 15, 2000, but this was cancelled Dec. 15, 1999.
Copyright 1998, 1999, 2000,
2001 Eric M. Appleman/Democracy in Action.