Cory Crowe / KEDM Public Radio

President Donald Trump worked up a sweat in a steamy Louisiana arena Wednesday night as he attempted to boost Republican businessman Eddie Rispone's effort to unseat incumbent Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards in the nation's last governor's race of the year.

 "It may be 120 degrees in this room," Trump told the crowd at the end of a rally in the northeastern Louisiana city of Monroe. 

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards’ quest for a second term as the Deep South’s only Democratic governor will stretch over another month, as voters in his crimson state denied him a primary win Saturday and sent him to a runoff election.

Jay Curtis / KEDM

Senate candidates visited the University of Louisiana Monroe on Thursday night for the first of three KEDM political forums.  Stewart Cathey, Jr. and Wade Bishop spoke with forum moderator Cory Crowe.

The forums are an opportunity for residents, business and community leaders to learn more about the candidates. Forums are broadcast live on 90.3 KEDM Public Radio, and Facebook Live; and archived at 

Saturday, March 30 is Election Day . Locally, resident in District 17 will chose between Rodney McFarland and Pat Moore for State Representative. For the special general, there are three candidate runoffs in state representative districts 17, 18 and 62 in seven parishes. There are 42 candidate races and 33 propositions in 30 parishes for the municipal primary.



·         Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. Anyone in line at 8 p.m. will be allowed to vote.

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Live election results for Louisiana: Get the latest on Louisiana ballot measures House races as well as races for nationwide votes for governors and the Senate. 


What Your Vote Means for Louisiana Amendments

Nov 1, 2018
Brett Neilson, /

Louisiana residents vote on six amendments and the Louisiana Fantasy Sports Contests Act November 6.

The amendments tackle the following issues:

Advertising money and advocacy have drawn the attention of Louisiana voters to Amendment 2, a proposal to require unanimous jury verdicts for all felony convictions. But there are six constitutional amendments in all to consider on the Nov. 6 ballot. Here are the others.


Louisiana's Supreme Court has declined to hear the appeal of a ruling allowing the state to deny the right to vote to felons on probation or parole.

The lawsuit by eight convicted felons and the organization "Voice of the Experienced" notes that the state constitution allows suspension of voting rights for people "under an order of imprisonment" for a felony.

Election Day Program To Prevent Voter Fraud

Oct 30, 2018
Beck McCay /

The U.S. Attorneys Office will observe Election Day as part of a greater Department of Justice program to monitor voting rights abuses and election fraud across the country.