2019 Louisiana governor election
John Bel Edwards (D) has won, 100% of precincts reporting.
Last Updated: Nov 17, 2019 at 8:47 a.m. EST
Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards will defend his seat in a runoff general election on Saturday, Nov. 16. He will face Republican businessman Eddie Rispone.
Edwards and Rispone were the top two vote-getters in the “jungle primary” held Oct. 12. Louisiana primary rules dictate that a runoff is necessary if no candidate receives more than 50 percent of the vote. The incumbent, Edwards, fell shy of that threshold with 46.6 percent.
Edwards is hoping to defend his seat as the only Democratic governor in the Deep South. As national attention shifts to Louisiana, President Trump on Thursday will hold his second rally there this month supporting Rispone’s bid. Meanwhile, Edwards’s campaign is working to further mobilize Louisiana’s black voters, who form a core of the party’s base and lagged in getting to the polls Oct. 12.
|John Bel EdwardsEdwards*DEM||774,469||51.3||%|
|Total votes from 100% of precincts||1,508,597|