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Results From Weekend Elections: New Taxes, Close Races

Saturday's elections approved new taxes for some areas and saw close races in others.

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It’s Election Day – Did You Even Know?

8 Acadiana parishes are holding elections today. Races for mayor, school board, chief of police and aldermen will be decided.

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Higher Voter Turnout Required To Pass Louisiana Tax Increases?

A proposal is being discussed in the Louisiana Senate that ties implementation of tax measures to a minimum voter turnout.

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Which Republican Will Head to DC for 5th CD?

The question for Louisiana's 5th Congressional District voters today is "which Republican will head to Washington?" Neil Riser and Vance McAllister, both GOP candidates, are in the runoff for the Congressional seat previously held by Rodney Alexander

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Did Duck Dynasty Star Influence Congressional Election?

Did reality show superstar Phil Robertson influence a special election for Congress? The short answer is yes. By no means are we insinuating that there was any impropriety or wrong doing. This is basically a story of one man voicing his support for a candidate and others reacting to his endorsement.

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October 19th Primary Results

The run-off election will be November 16th.

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14 Candiates On Ballot In 5th District Election

The special election was called when Rodney Alexander announced in August that he was resigning to take a job with Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration.

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Election Night In Acadiana

See complete election results.

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Should You Have to Have a Photo ID to Vote? — Survey of the Day

As of now, 17 states have laws requiring voters to present photo ID before voting. Some have suggested these regulations may act to disenfranchise poor and minority voters, who could be less likely to have such identification. Last month a judge in Pennsylvania blocked the state from enforcing its voter ID laws in the 2012 election.

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Should Presidential Candidates Be Questioned About Their Failed Marriages? — Survey of the Day

Newt Gingrich has surged to the front of the field among Republican presidential hopefuls, despite questions about his past failed marriages.

In fact, Gingrich seemed to score points with GOP voters when he lambasted CNN’s John King during a South Carolina debate for bringing up one of Gingrich’s ex-wives’ allegations of infidelity.

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