***Live Updates*** Louisiana Runoff Election Results | Breitbart

***Live Updates*** Louisiana Runoff Election Results | Breitbart

Louisiana holds its gubernatorial runoff election on Saturday between incumbent Democrat John Bel Edwards and Republican challenger Eddie Rispone. Polls will close at 9 PM ET.

Stay tuned to Breitbart News for live updates of the election results. All times eastern.

11:20 PM:

.@JohnBelforLA: “I had the opportunity to speak with Eddie Rispone earlier this evening… We both agree that the time for campaigning is over, and our shared love for Louisiana is more important.” @WVLANBCLocal33 @wgmbfox44 #lagov

— Harrison Golden (@harrisongolden) November 17, 2019

Governor Edwards says this room looks like what Louisiana looks like@NBC6News pic.twitter.com/nDOHedOjMU

— Alexandra Meachum (@Ameachum6) November 17, 2019

11:19 PM: The Honey Badger weighs in on tonight’s results:

Big congrats is due to @LouisianaGov on his re-election. Let’s GEAUX!!!

— Tyrann Mathieu (@Mathieu_Era) November 17, 2019

11:16 PM: Interesting. John Bel Edwards needs to really thank Coach O, “6-4, 270” Clyde Edwards-Helaire, and “Jeaux Burreaux”….?

The final margin is likely to be very close. A Dem strategist I just spoke with credits LSU’s win vs. Alabama for voters’ satisfaction w/ direction of state & Edwards’s razor-thin victory. #LAGOV

— Dave Wasserman (@Redistrict) November 17, 2019

11:15 PM:

Edwards supporters go nuts as @JohnBelforLA wins La Gov race in a tight runoff against Republican Eddie Rispone. pic.twitter.com/gbGbQvUmHH

— Jennifer Crockett (@CrockettWDSU) November 17, 2019

11:10 PM:

Also appears at first glance that the Democratic base (esp. black voters) turned out very strongly. Edwards needed a different electorate to show up at the polls than October, and looks like he got it. #lagov https://t.co/8BJpWILly4

— Bryn Stole (@brynstole) November 17, 2019

11:05 PM: The Associated Press’s frame:

BREAKING: Louisiana’s John Bel Edwards stuns GOP, wins reelection to a second term as the Deep South’s only Democratic governor.

— The Associated Press (@AP) November 17, 2019

10:58 PM:

The crowd here at Eddie Rispone’s Election Night HQ is glued to the monitor as John Bel Edwards is projected to win the Governor’s seat. @WAFB pic.twitter.com/BwNIKWErSx

— Liz Koh (@lizkohTV) November 17, 2019

It’s a political party for John Bel Edwards as he’s set to address the state pic.twitter.com/pq441EgkjQ

— Alexandra Meachum (@Ameachum6) November 17, 2019

Chants of “Eddie, Eddie” at Rispone watch party as disappointed backers of the Republican await his appearance.#lagov

— Will Sentell (@WillSentell) November 17, 2019

10:55 PM: Local outlets have also called for John Bel Edwards.

WAFB PROJECTION: John Bel Edwards will win race for Louisiana Governor, WAFB Political Analyst Jim Engster projects. https://t.co/Wr4mLKIlTo pic.twitter.com/dGhPxo4j36

— WAFB (@WAFB) November 17, 2019

John Bel Edwards 50.7% (735,753), Rispone 49.3% (716, 411) with 96 percent reporting.

WWL Projects: John Bel Edwards has been re-elected to a second term, defeating Republican Eddie Rispone

see the results here: https://t.co/Zjyx3dihmp pic.twitter.com/HcfP7hqGFo

— WWL-TV (@WWLTV) November 17, 2019

We are calling the #LAGov race for @JohnBelforLA https://t.co/z94S8jcbnm

— Decision Desk HQ (@DecisionDeskHQ) November 17, 2019

10:35 PM: A few thousand votes separate them:

John Bel Edwards now leads at 50.1%
Eddie Rispone 49.9%

89 percent of precincts reporting

— Charisse Gibson (@OkayCharisse) November 17, 2019

10:30 PM: Rispone 50.3 (639, 619), Edwards 49.7 (631,614) with 80% reporting
10:25 PM: Rispone 50.6, 49.3 with 70% reporting.

10:10 PM: Rispone 50.6, Edwards, 49.3 with 53% reporting.

9:37: PM: Rispone 52.1, Edwards 47.9 with 4.3% reporting.

Starting to see some precinct results come in. We’re at just under 100 precincts now, out of 3,934. https://t.co/u3oFoERaQk pic.twitter.com/RDX0IY5WJi

— The Lens (@TheLensNOLA) November 17, 2019

9:25 PM:

More possible signs that @DocAbraham voters may be staying home (or crossing over). For @JohnBelforLA to win, likely needs a different electorate to turn out than in primary, when GOP took a majority.

Caveat: can’t read too much into early vote. #lagov https://t.co/OFcDW9h6wo

— Bryn Stole (@brynstole) November 17, 2019

9:20 PM:

Early voting results from Jefferson Parish are good for Edwards:

John Bel Edwards (DEM) Vote%: 59.56 ~ Votes: 19,141

“Eddie” Rispone (REP) Vote%: 40.43 ~ Votes: 12,992

— Chris McCrory (@ckm_news) November 17, 2019

9:05 PM: Rispone 60.4% (17,048), Edwards 39.6% (11,176) with 1% reporting.

Rispone’s election results watch party is packed wall to wall with media. Across the nation, this is the race to watch tonight. pic.twitter.com/rTJOU6UVFp

— Abby Breidenbach (@AbbyBreidenbach) November 17, 2019

9:00 PM: Polls are now closed. Trump made four electric campaign appearances in the state and asked voters to send Washington a message. He predicted tonight’s results would be the first step in his 2020 reelection campaign.

8:30 PM: Polls close at the top of the hour in Louisiana:

And, here are my estimates of the raw votes Edwards (D) and Rispone (R) might need in each parish to break even statewide. #LAGOV pic.twitter.com/0P1OPLEjEc

— Dave Wasserman (@Redistrict) November 17, 2019

Louisiana, 3 hours left, get out and Vote for @EddieRispone for Governor. Lower taxes and much more!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 16, 2019

.@realDonaldTrump said it best. It’s time to FIRE Liberal John Bel Edwards. Polls are open until 8 PM tonight. Go to https://t.co/5gsPBfdD6Z to find your polling location. #VoteRispone #LAGov pic.twitter.com/Yg9zyESoIL

— Eddie Rispone (@EddieRispone) November 16, 2019

Get out to vote before 8 p.m.! If you’re in line when the polls close, you will still be able to vote. To find your polling place go to https://t.co/HFz0L1ReoK #lagov #TeamJBE #GeauxVote https://t.co/v064dlP9eu pic.twitter.com/GoVCXFmIDl

— John Bel Edwards (@JohnBelforLA) November 16, 2019

GEAUX VOTE: Governor John Bel Edwards and Mayor LaToya Cantrell encourage people to stop and vote at the corner of MLK and S. Claiborne in New Orleans. Edwards’ opponent Eddie Rispone also traveled around the state yesterday to garner support in the runoff. Polls close at 8 p.m. pic.twitter.com/02LhiiO1MR

— WWL-TV (@WWLTV) November 16, 2019

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