Voters head to the polls for La. primaries

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Twenty delegates are up for grabs in Louisiana's presidential primary. In towns like Baker, the race is on for local positions. See all election results

The streets of Baker were lined with signs and candidate supporters. Poll commissioner Wilda Tolbert says they've seen the same enthusiasm in the voting booths.

"The flow has been pretty steady, and I think we're doing pretty good considering the time of day 'cause it's not even noon yet and we're close to 100 people coming in voting already," said Tolbert.

Tolbert says voters in Baker got an early start. Several people were lined up before 6 a.m. ready to cast their ballot.

"We have issues here in Baker, I guess, we want to get cleared up. So I guess we're just trying to vote for the best mayor that would do the job...the best job," said Tolbert.

Baker residents also have to choose a chief of police and city council person and decide on a tax. Across town in Baton Rouge, voters only had one election to worry about--the presidential primary.

"As we know, no one really wowed anyone at Super Tuesday. There was wins all across the board, so Louisiana is really one of the last states where you can really get a chance to catapult yourself," said Christopher Ambrogio, Vice President of Youth for Ron Paul.

Right now Mitt Romney is winning the race toward the magic number of 1,144 delegates. Twenty more delegates are up for grabs in Louisiana's primary.

"One wins one time...another wins, so there's no real definite candidate right now. And I guess we need to get this show on the road so we'll know who will be running against Obama," said Baton Rouge voter Irene Wilson Sanders.

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