Trump Expected To Win Louisiana’s 8 Electoral Votes
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — In the 2016 presidential race, history is on Donald Trump's side in Louisiana, which hasn't given its electoral votes to a Democrat since Bill Clinton won 52 percent of the vote 20 years ago.
True, Democrats managed to win the Louisiana governor's race last year but that's the only statewide office they hold. Voting trends in the state favor Republicans and Trump is widely expected to carry the state Tuesday.
With one side heavily favored, and with the state having only eight electoral votes, Louisiana has had little direct attention from the presidential candidates. Still, both visited during primary season — and Trump visited in the aftermath of catastrophic flooding in August.