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2020 Louisiana elections

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2020 Louisiana elections

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A general election was held in the U.S. state of Louisiana on November 3, 2020.[1] To vote by mail, registered Louisiana voters must request a ballot by October 30, 2020.[2]

State offices

Louisiana Public Service Commission

2 seats in the Louisiana Public Service Commission were up for election for a 6-year term.

District 1

Louisiana Public Service Commission District 1, primary election[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Eric Skrmetta (incumbent) 134,900 31.30
Democratic Allen Borne Jr. 107,174 24.87
Republican J. Kevin Pearson 60,189 13.96
Republican John Mason 57,652 13.38
Republican Richard Sanderson II 35,502 8.24
Independent John Schwegmann 23,707 5.50
Green William Boartfield Jr. 11,890 2.76
Total votes 431,014 100.0
Louisiana Public Service Commission District 1, general election[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Eric Skrmetta (incumbent) 55,987 61.78
Democratic Allen Borne Jr. 34,639 38.22
Total votes 90,626 100.0
Republican hold

District 5

Since a candidate won more than half of the votes in the primary, no general runoff was held.

Louisiana Public Service Commission District 5, primary election[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Foster Campbell (incumbent) 198,033 52.77
Republican Shane Smiley 177,228 47.23
Total votes 375,261 100.0
Democratic hold

Louisiana House of Representatives (special)

A special election was held for District 54 of the Louisiana House of Representatives due to the death of incumbent Reggie Bagala.

Louisiana House of Representatives District 54 special, primary election[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Joseph Orgeron 4,040 54.55
Republican James Cantrelle 1,450 19.58
Republican Donny Lerille 808 10.91
Republican Kevin Duet 691 9.33
Republican Phil Gilligan 242 3.27
Republican Dave Carskadon 175 2.36
Total votes 7,406 100.0
Republican hold

Louisiana Supreme Court

Two seats in the Louisiana Supreme Court were up for election.

District 4

A special election was held for District 4 due to the retirement of incumbent Justice Marcus R. Clark.

Louisiana Supreme Court District 4 special, primary election[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jay McCallum 122,458 56.69
Republican Shannon Gremillion 93,569 43.31
Total votes 216,027 100.0
Republican hold

District 7

On November 6, 2020, Terri Love withdrew from the race. Therefore, no general run-off was held.[4]

Louisiana Supreme Court District 7, primary election[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Piper Griffin 78,603 43.93
Democratic Terri Love 56,387 31.51
Democratic Sandra Cabrina Jenkins 43,949 24.56
Total votes 178,939 100.0
Democratic hold

Federal offices

President and vice president of the United States

Louisiana had 8 electoral votes in the Electoral College. Republican Donald Trump won all of them with 58% of the popular vote.

U.S. House of Representatives

All of Louisiana's 6 representatives in the United States House of Representatives were up for election. Republicans won 5 seats while Democrats won 1 seat. No seats changed hands.

U.S. Senate

Main Article: 2020 United States Senate election in Louisiana

Republican Bill Cassidy was re-elected.

Ballot measures

Amendment 1 (November)

Louisiana Amendment 1, the No Right to Abortion in Constitution Amendment of 2020, passed with a yes vote of 62.06%. It explicitly adds language that denies a person's right to abortion. It adds the following language to the state constitution:[5]

nothing in this constitution shall be construed to secure or protect a right to abortion or require the funding of abortion.

— Louisiana Legislature, Amendment 1, State Constitution
Amendment 1 (November)[3]
Choice Votes %
Referendum passed
Yes
1,274,167 62.06
No 779,005 37.94
Total votes 2,053,172 100.00

Amendment 2

Amendment 2[3]
Choice Votes %
Referendum passed
Yes
1,158,766 58.34
No 827,516 41.66
Total votes 1,986,282 100.00

Amendment 3

Amendment 3[3]
Choice Votes %
Referendum passed
Yes
1,097,196 55.34
No 885,304 44.66
Total votes 1,982,500 100.00

Amendment 4

Amendment 4[3]
Choice Votes %
Referendum failed
No
1,079,618 55.76
Yes 856,559 44.24
Total votes 1,936,177 100.00

Amendment 5

Amendment 5[3]
Choice Votes %
Referendum failed
No
1,221,254 62.67
Yes 727,372 37.33
Total votes 1,948,626 100.00

Amendment 6

Amendment 6[3]
Choice Votes %
Referendum passed
Yes
1,225,682 62.16
No 746,021 37.84
Total votes 1,971,703 100.00

Amendment 7

Amendment 7[3]
Choice Votes %
Referendum passed
Yes
1,267,414 64.32
No 702,930 35.68
Total votes 1,970,344 100.00

Amendment 1 (December)

Amendment 1 (December)[3]
Choice Votes %
Referendum failed
No
385,647 76.47
Yes 118,651 23.53
Total votes 504,298 100.00

See also

References

  1. ^ "Louisiana elections, 2020". Ballotpedia.org. Retrieved October 9, 2020.
  2. ^ Lily Hay Newman (August 27, 2020), "How to Vote by Mail and Make Sure It Counts", Wired.com, archived from the original on October 6, 2020
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "Louisiana Secretary of State - Live Election Results". Louisiana Secretary of State. Louisiana Secretary of State. Retrieved January 12, 2021.
  4. ^ Simerman, John (November 6, 2020). "A Louisiana Supreme Court candidate just won the runoff by default; here's why". NOLA.com. NOLA.com. Retrieved January 22, 2021.
  5. ^ "Louisiana Amendment 1, No Right to Abortion in Constitution Amendment (2020)". Ballotpedia. Retrieved November 5, 2020.

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