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Americans Take Another Move Towards Conservative Politicians

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Americans take another move towards conservative politicians.......


In an election scarcely noticed by national political reporters, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal was reelected yesterday with 66% of the vote—far more than the absolute majority needed for victory in this multicandidate election. In second place with 18% of the vote was Democrat Tara Hollis; three other Democrats got 10% of the vote. Jindal carried every one of Louisiana’s 64 parishes (the equivalent of counties in other states) and got less than 50% in only five of them, including Orleans who is coextensive with the city of New Orleans, and four small rural parishes with large black percentages. Jindal was elected in 2007 with 54% of the vote; he improved his percentage in all but one parish (East Baton Rouge, which includes the state capital of Baton Rouge) and made especially big gains in the Cajun country along the Gulf coast. Turnout was low, the lowest since 1975 when Edwin Edwards was elected to the second of his four terms without opposition. Turnout dropped the most, as compared to the November 2008 presidential election, in the cities, particularly New Orleans, but also in the parishes including Baton Rouge, Lafayette and Lake Charles in the Cajun country and Shreveport and Monroe in the north.



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