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  Baton Rouge Judge Chip Moore signs qualifying papers from hospital

19th Judicial District Court Judge Richard “Chip” Moore, who is currently in the hospital battling the coronavirus, signed his qualifying forms to run for re-election Thursday, Aug. 6.

  Judge in ICU with COVID-19 can qualify for re-election, La. Supreme Court decides

  As qualifying ends, 8 candidates are in the race for EBR mayor-president

Another candidate joins the race to become next mayor-president of EBR Parish

Jeff Perilloux qualifies for re-election despite indictment

  Mayor Sharon Weston Broome officially kicks off reelection campaign

EBR election results delayed

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  ELECTION RESULTS: Presidential primary, parish races

  ELECTION REMINDER: You must be in line by 8 p.m. to vote in La. Saturday

  Baton Rouge businessman announces mayoral campaign

President of BR branch NAACP announces intent to run for District 10 metro council seat

How to absentee vote by mail in Louisiana

  Early voting for Presidential Preference Primary begins June 20

  Louisiana’s emergency election plan approved

Louisiana’s emergency election plan was approved Monday, April 27.

  A look at who’s running for mayor-president of East Baton Rouge Parish in 2020

We’re now getting a better look at who is running for mayor-president of East Baton Rouge Parish in the fall.

  State lawmakers kill vote-by-mail expansion

A House committee will consider Tuesday whether Louisiana should provide absentee ballots to any registered voter who requests one.

  Louisiana Republicans kill emergency election plan; lawmakers have 9 days to compromise

State lawmakers have nine days to compromise on an emergency election plan, otherwise, Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin says Louisiana’s elections could mirror the widely-criticized Wisconsin presidential primary where masked voters stood in tightly-packed lines for hours to cast their ballots.

  Bill to expand mail-in voting pitched as way to prevent COVID-19 spread

Deadline to register online to vote in La. presidential primary March 14

  Arguments over La. abortion law before SCOTUS complete

President Trump announces ‘Complete and Total Endorsement’ of Sen. Bill Cassidy’s reelection campaign

  Abraham announces retirement from Congress

  John Bel Edwards sworn in for second term as Louisiana governor

Rep. Schexnayder elected as La. House speaker

A divided Louisiana House elected Gonzales Republican Clay Schexnayder as speaker on Monday, Jan. 13.

  Gov. Edwards charts new goals for second term

The newly re-elected governor will be thanking supporters and discussing his next four years in office during a press conference Thursday.

  President Trump congratulates Gov. Edwards on reelection in private phone call

President Donald Trump called Governor John Bel Edwards to congratulate him on winning re-election Monday (Nov. 18) afternoon, an Edwards staffer confirmed to WAFB.

  New legislature poses new challenges for Gov. Edwards

9News Capitol Reporter Matt Houston will lay out the details on 9News at 5.

  'How sweet it is:’ Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards elected to second term

Voters elected John Bel Edwards to a second term as Louisiana’s governor in a General Election held Saturday, Nov. 16, according to projections by WAFB Political Analyst Jim Engster.

  President Trump’s support helped but not enough for Rispone

President Trump made it clear during his visits to Louisiana what the stakes were during the runoff election. However, Louisiana voters chose the Deep South’s only Democratic governor, John Bel Edwards.

All eyes on President Trump after Edwards prevails against Republican offensive in governor’s race

Edwards would go on to address Trump directly for his role in the onslaught during his victory speech Saturday, Nov. 16.“God bless his heart,” said Edwards.

2019 ELECTION RESULTS: Louisiana Gubernatorial General/Runoff Election

Results for the 2019 runoff elections.

Cazes elected to fifth term as West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff

Voters elected West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff Mike Cazes to his fifth term in office during a General Election held Saturday, Oct. 12 in Louisiana, according to complete but unofficial results from the Louisiana Secretary of State’s Office.

WAFB PROJECTION: Ardoin defeats Collins-Greenup in race for Secretary of State

Kyle Ardoin has been elected Secretary of State in Louisiana during a General Election held Saturday, Nov. 16. Ardoin defeated the lesser-known Democratic challenger Gwen Collins-Greenup for the second time.

Service restored to voter information app, Secretary of State’s voter portal after temporary outage

The office of Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin says service has been restored after a temporary outage of the GeauxVote Mobile app and Secretary of State’s Voter Portal Saturday. Nov. 16.

  Election Day: Here’s what you need to know

Saturday, Nov. 16 is Election Day for the gubernatorial runoff election.

  Election Day is here, and both candidates for La. governor gave final message for voters

Both candidates traveled across the state Friday to try to get their bases energized ahead of Saturday’s runoff.

Need a free ride to the polls? There’s an app for that

The NAACP Louisiana State Conference has contracted with Uber to get you to the poll on Saturday, November 16, 2019.

Edwards, Rispone visit New Orleans on eve of election

Louisiana voters are about to make a choice about the future of the state. Friday is ostensibly last day of campaigning on the eve of the high-stakes and extremely close runoff in the governor's race.

  West Feliciana parish president pushing to rededicate portion of existing sales tax dollars during election

West Feliciana Parish voters will decide Saturday, Nov. 16 if they want to keep paying a sales tax, and if they want some of that money to go towards roads and bridges.

  President Trump speaks in Bossier City ahead of runoff election Saturday

Louisiana’s Republican and Democratic political parties hosted rallies for their prospective candidates in northwest Louisiana on Nov. 14, two days before the Nov. 16 runoff election for governor.

  Gov. Edwards says good working relationship with president to continue should he be reelected

As he’s done each time the president has visited Louisiana recently, Governor John Bel Edwards also held his own rally Thursday, Nov. 14 in Shreveport.

  A look at the runoff election for the 19th JDC judge seat

The runoff election for the 19th Judicial District Division L judgeship will be held on Saturday, Nov. 16.

  Lines form outside CenturyLink Center ahead of POTUS rally

A steady line of people is continuing to grow outside of the CenturyLink Center for today’s President Donald Trump rally.

Bossier City lays out some ground rules for Trump rally

Here are some do’s and don’ts, including what you cannot bring in with you

Shreveport mayor says his city will provide some support for Trump rally at CenturyLink Center in Bossier City

He held a news conference to try to clear up confusion over the role the city will play in the logistics of the event

  Exclusive WAFB Poll: Most Louisiana voters oppose impeaching President Trump

The impeachment debate is pretty much all over network television these days, however, the same folks that conducted WAFB’s exclusive poll on the governor’s race also asked voters about how they feel about potentially impeaching President Donald Trump.

  THE INVESTIGATORS: La. secretary of state accused of violating state law, endorsing other candidates

Less than a week before voters head to the polls for the Non. 16 runoff election, questions have now been raised over whether Louisiana Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin broke the law recently in his comments at a Republican rally in Monroe on Thursday, Nov. 7.

  Exclusive WAFB gubernatorial poll results released Monday

The poll of 625 registered Louisiana voters shows Edwards with a slim lead over Rispone.

Mayor, ‘Boo’ Milton, others to host Move and Groove to the Polls early voting event

The last day of early voting for the runoff election is Saturday, Nov. 9, and Baton Rouge leaders are holding an event to encourage people to vote.

President Trump speaks at campaign rally in Monroe

President Donald Trump was in Louisiana Wednesday, Nov. 6 campaigning for gubernatorial candidate, Eddie Rispone.

  President Trump to hold rally Nov. 14 in Bossier City

Congressman Mike Johnson confirmed the plans Wednesday

SU hosts ‘Prowl to the Polls’ to encourage students to early vote

Southern University is hosting a few events to encourage students to take advantage of early voting.

  Eddie Rispone speaks at ladies luncheon with wives of Sen. Cassidy and Congressman Graves

Gubernatorial candidate, Eddie Rispone, spoke Tuesday, Nov. 5 at a ladies luncheon held by Dr. Laura Cassidy and Carissa Graves, wives of Senator Bill Cassidy and Congressman Garret Graves.

  Attacks coming from both sides in final weeks of Louisiana Governor’s race

With the election less than two weeks away and early voting in full swing, the attacks from people on both sides are getting pretty vicious.

Saturday marks highest single day early voter turnout in Louisiana history

With just one day of early voting for the coming runoff election in the books, the nearly 90,000 votes state-wide are very telling

  Polls packed for first day of early voting

There was a big turnout for the first day of early voting Saturday, Nov. 2.

  Early voting for runoff election is Nov. 2 through 9

Early voting begins Saturday, Nov. 2.

  Candidates bicker over economy. So who’s right?

When they weren’t talking over each other, Governor John Bel Edwards and Republican challenger, Eddie Rispone, were hurling economic statistics at each other during the final gubernatorial debate, held Wednesday, Oct. 30.

Trump campaign announces rally in Monroe on Nov. 6

The president is expected to campaign for Republican gubernatorial candidate Eddie Rispone.

  Final debate trades substance for vitriol

Wednesday night’s final gubernatorial debate offered entertaining fireworks, though often at substance’s expense.

Eddie Rispone declines statewide debate invite

Baton Rouge businessman, Eddie Rispone, has declined an invitation to appear in a debate to be televised across Louisiana on the state’s highest-rated television stations.

  Vice President Mike Pence visits Baton Rouge to stump for Eddie Rispone

Vice President Mike Pence visited Baton Rouge Monday, Oct. 28, surprising guests at Dearman’s Diner & Soda Fountain and fundraising at the Country Club of Louisiana for Republican gubernatorial candidate, Eddie Rispone.

  Gov. Edwards asks “Where’s Eddie?”

The governor slammed Rispone for his close friendship with Baton Rouge contractor Lane Grigsby, who the governor Monday called "corrupt."

  Runoff candidates for House District 88 seat share their visions for the state

The candidates for Louisiana’s House of Representatives District 88 seat in Ascension Parish shared some of their vision Wednesday should they be elected.

  Ascension Parish President-Elect Clint Cointment is ready to get to work after opponent drops out

Now that Clint Cointment has become the next Ascension Parish president by default, he's getting to work to improve his parish.

  Ascension residents react to Painter dropping out of parish president race

There were hints that Murphy Painter might drop out of the race for Ascension Parish president, and that’s just what he did Monday, Oct. 21.

  Painter drops out of Ascension Parish president race

Murphy Painter dropped out of the race for Ascension Parish president Monday, Oct. 21.

Oct. 30 runoff debate set in Louisiana governor’s race

Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards and his Republican challenger Eddie Rispone will meet in an Oct. 30 debate

Cointment, Painter to face off in public roundtable discussion

Two candidates locked in a runoff for Ascension Parish president will faceoff in a roundtable discussion.

Audio bombshell dropped in race for Ascension Parish president

An online publication dropped diesel fuel Friday, Oct. 18 on the thus far relatively clean race for Ascension Parish president.

  Edwards, Rispone spar over Medicaid

Governor John Bel Edwards slammed Eddie Rispone’s plan to “freeze” Medicaid enrollment during a press conference Thursday, Oct. 17.

  Pointe Coupee Parish sheriff-elect already working to get office ready for his administration

In his hometown of Morganza, the “attaboys” and congratulations are still rolling in for Sheriff-Elect René Thibodeaux.

Having lost election, will Rick Webre return to Ascension OHSEP?

Now that he’s lost the election, will Rick Webre try to return to his old $96,907 per year job as OHSEP director?

  Senate candidates Franklin Foil, Beverly Thompson head to runoff after recount of mail-in votes

Candidates Franklin Foil and Beverly Thompson are headed to a runoff after a recount of votes.


WAFB political analyst Jim Engster will announce the projected winners once enough votes have been collected.

Well-known Republican resigns from party, calls push for Foil to drop out of Senate 16 race ‘corruption’

A well-known Republican says he’s resigning from the Republican party because it’s his “duty to oppose illegal activities and corruption,” making reference to a growing controversy over a push to resolve a tie in the Senate District 16 race.

  18-year-old elected to Iberville Parish Council: ‘Some people were saying that I was too young, but most of the people believed in me’

When WAFB caught up with Raheem Pierce in March he was a senior at Plaquemine High School who was planning a run at the Iberville Parish Council.

Donor offers judgeship backing if Senate candidate left race

A Republican donor trying to keep a three-way Louisiana Senate runoff from giving Democrats an advantage offered to help a GOP candidate run for judge if he dropped out of the Senate race

  Ascension residents hoping for change after massive overhaul of current council at polls

It appears the voters in Ascension Parish were ticked off, voting out a ton of parish council members on Saturday, Oct. 12.

  Republicans closing in on super majority in Louisiana legislature

After gaining a two-thirds majority in the Senate on Oct. 12, Republicans now must flip two seats and retain another five in the House to gain historic control over state government during the November runoff.

  Report: Vote rescan results in Senate race tie; three-way runoff possible

A computerized recount of mail-in votes has overturned the outcome of a race for a Senate seat.