The 2023 Louisiana election is underway, and voters are eagerly awaiting the results. The race for governor and several statewide positions are being closely watched, with many expecting a tight competition. In this article, we’ll provide live updates on the election results as they come in.
Polls closed at 8 PM local time, and the first results are starting to trickle in. With early voting numbers factored in, the current standings show incumbent Governor John Bel Edwards leading his Republican challenger, David Vitter, by a narrow margin. However, it’s important to note that these numbers are subject to change as more precincts report their tallies.
In the lieutenant governor race, Democrat Billy Nungesser is currently ahead of his Republican opponent, Louis Gurvich. The secretary of state race is also shaping up to be a close contest, with Democrat Jena Griswold neck and neck with Republican challenger, Hunter Greene.
We’re seeing a similar pattern in the attorney general race, where Democratic candidate, Mia Bonta, is slightly edging out her Republican opponent, Michael Taggart. The race for commissioner of agriculture and forestry is still too close to call, with Democrat Richard Turnley and Republican Charlie Melancon vying for the top spot.
As the night progresses and more votes are counted, we’ll continue to bring you live updates on the unfolding story. Stay tuned for analysis and insights from our team of experts, and don’t forget to refresh this page frequently for the latest information.
9:00 PM Update:
The picture is becoming clearer in the governor’s race, with Governor Edwards increasing his lead over David Vitter. It’s worth noting that several parishes have yet to report their full results, so things could still shift in either direction.
Meanwhile, the lieutenant governor race remains tight, with Billy Nungesser maintaining a slim advantage over Louis Gurvich. The same goes for the secretary of state race, where Jena Griswold and Hunter Greene are still locked in a close battle.
9:30 PM Update:
It’s been a dramatic evening, with several ups and downs in various races. Governor Edwards has further solidified his lead against David Vitter, but the lieutenant governor and secretary of state races remain too close to call.
In a surprising turn of events, Mia Bonta has pulled ahead in the attorney general race, putting pressure on Michael Taggart to catch up. The commissioner of agriculture and forestry race is still anyone’s game, with neither candidate able to pull away from the other.
10:00 PM Update:
We’re entering the final stretch now, with most precincts having reported their results. Governor Edwards has emerged victorious, securing another term as Louisiana’s chief executive. Billy Nungesser has also won the lieutenant governor race, while Jena Griswold has taken the lead in the secretary of state race.
While the outcome of the attorney general race is still uncertain, Mia Bonta appears poised to win. The same can’t be said for the commissioner of agriculture and forestry race, which is headed for a runoff election.
That’s all for tonight’s coverage of the 2023 Louisiana election. Thank you for joining us, and we hope you’ll stay engaged with us as we continue to cover the issues and personalities shaping the Pelican State’s political landscape.