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NYT report: Louisiana has lowest percent of female legislators

Posted: 4:35 PM, Jul 03, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-03 17:35:35-04

A New York Times analysis found that women hold fewer seats in the Louisiana Legislature than nearly any other state in the country, our media partners at The Advocate report. 

According to the  recent Times analysis , women hold only 15 percent of seats in the Louisiana Legislature, the third lowest percentage in the United States.

Only Wyoming and Oklahoma have fewer women in their state legislatures, at 11 percent and 14 percent, respectively. West Virginia and Mississippi tie Louisiana at 15 percent, the Advocate reports. 

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