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Louisiana casts its 8 electoral votes for President Trump

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Posted at 11:35 AM, Dec 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-14 20:02:00-05

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana’s eight electors cast their ballots Monday for President Donald Trump.

The ceremony officially awarded the state’s Electoral College votes to the Republican who won Louisiana with 58% support but who lost his reelection bid nationally to Democratic President-elect Joe Biden.

The vote happened in the Louisiana Senate chamber in an event that took under an hour. Electors stood individually to announce their votes and signed paperwork to confirm it. They followed that with a resolution commending Trump for his time in office.

Many of the spectators who gathered to watch the short proceedings and some of the electors didn’t wear masks for the event. After the meeting adjourned, a member of the public watching in the balcony screamed: “Stop the steal!”

Louisiana’s potential electors are chosen by political parties from each of its six congressional districts and for two at-large positions. Eight Republicans were Louisiana’s electors Monday since Trump won the state.

A live stream of the proceedings was available at

Louisiana's electors include: Vinson Serio, at large; Woody Jenkins, at large; Erik Skrmetta, 1st Congressional District; Bob Monti, 2nd Congressional District; Ross Little, 3rd Congressional District; Rodney Michael Collier, 4th Congressional District; Kay Kellogg Katz, 5th Congressional District; and Beth A. Billings, 6th Congressional District.

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