BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Louisiana was one of three states that denied Russia permission to monitor the presidential election.
Russian officials sent letters from its consulate general in Houston asking to have representatives at voting precincts so they could study the "US experience in organization of voting process."
The Secretary of State's Office said it is a routine request they have gotten every presidential election, but they have never accepted it. This year's request was denied saying they are still dealing with flood recovery.
Louisiana has allowed other countries to observe, according to the Secretary of State's Office.
Oklahoma and Texas were the other two states who denied requests by Russian officials.
Below are the letters from the Russian officials and the response from the Secretary of State's Office: