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The Governor's race: Who carried which parishes?

Posted at 6:00 PM, Nov 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-17 19:02:43-05

Last night, voters granted Democrat John Bel Edwards a second term as Governor of Louisiana. The race between Edwards and Republican challenger Eddie Rispone, a wealthy Baton Rouge business owner, was too close to call until the very end.

The final tally was 774,469 votes for Edwards, compared to 734,128 for Rispone, a 51 to 49 percent win. And in the end, it was the four parishes with the largest number of registered voters that put Edwards in the winner's bracket: East Baton Rouge, Jefferson, Orleans and Caddo.

Here are how the state's four largest population areas voted:

East Baton Rouge: 104,022 for Edwards, 53,419 for Rispone (66 percent vs. 34 percent)
Jefferson: 72,192 for Edwards, 54,536 for Rispone (57 percent vs. 43 percent)
Orleans: 114,812 for Edwards, 13,041 for Rispone (90 percent vs. 10 percent)
Caddo: 44,687 for Edwards, 31,946 for Rispone (58 percent to 42 percent)

Here are the breakdowns for Acadiana's parishes; Edwards carried only St. Landry Parish:

Acadia: 5,555 votes for Edwards, 14,189 for Rispone (28 to 72 percent)
Calcasieu: 26,949 for Edwards, 29,023 for Rispone (48 to 52 percent)
Evangeline: 4,753 for Edwards, 7,513 for Rispone (39 to 61 percent)
Iberia: 9,226 for Edwards, 14,783 for Rispone (38 to 62 percent)
Jeff Davis: 3,493 for Edwards, 6,341 for Rispone (36 to 64 percent)
Lafayette: 31,534 for Edwards, 46,643 for Rispone (40 to 60 percent)
St. Landry: 15,644 for Edwards, 14,622 for Rispone (52 to 48 percent)
St. Martin: 7,781 for Edwards, 12,309 for Rispone (39 to 61 percent)
St. Mary: 7,258 for Edwards, 9,046 for Rispone (45 to 55 percent)
Vermilion: 4,721 for Edwards, 14,096 for Rispone (25 to 75 percent)

During the campaign, President Donald Trump visited Calcasieu, Bossier and Ouachita parishes. Calcasieu is above; Rispone carried that parish but by a small margin, 52 to 48 percent. Here are how Bossier and Ouachita parishes voted:

Bossier: 12,296 for Edwards, 24,059 for Rispone (34 to 66 percent)
Ouachita: 22,994 for Edwards, 27,531 for Rispone (46 to 54 percent)

To see the parish results for every parish in the state, click here, then click on "parish" and then select the parish you want to see from the map. If you want to see results by precinct, click here.

The unofficial turnout for the state's registered voters was 51 percent. Many of Louisiana's voters cast ballots early. To see the stats on that, click here.

The Secretary of State's website has data on voter registration, elections and voting for many years. If you'd like to see what's there, start here.

Stephanie Grace, a columnist for our media partners at The Advocate/Times Picayune, posted her analysis of the numbers today; if you'd like to read it click here.