Louisiana 2nd District U.S. House special election results

Carter (D) is projected to win. 100 percent of precincts are reporting.

Updated Apr 24, 2021 at 11:25 p.m. ET

In Louisiana’s 2nd Congressional District, voters are replacing Cedric L. Richmond (D), who resigned to join President Biden’s White House. Two Democrats advanced to compete in the general election on Saturday after no candidate secured a majority in the March primary.

State Senate Minority Leader Troy Carter is positioned as the pragmatist with ties to Biden in the fight to replace Richmond, who endorsed him before joining the White House. State Sen. Karen Carter Peterson, a former state Democratic Party chair, has worked since the primary to consolidate the liberal vote, starting with the endorsement of activist and rival Gary Chambers, who narrowly lost a place in the runoff.

Democrats now control the House with a 218 to 212 majority, the narrowest margin in decades.

New Orleans

Baton Rouge



Carter Peterson

CandidateVotes Pct.
Troy Carter Carter
Karen Carter Peterson Carter Peterson
87,806 votes reported from 100% of precincts.

By Peter Andringa, Jason Bernert, Lenny Bronner, Madison Dong, Jess Eng, Simon Glenn-Gregg, Shana Hadi, Daniel Hoerauf, Jason Holt, Aditya Jain, Isabelle Lavandero, Emily Liu, Anthony Pesce, Erik Reyna, Ashlyn Still and Susan Tyler

Sources: AP