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Louisiana election heads to runoff with Democrat Edwards to face GOP’s Rispone

Louisiana election heads to runoff with Democrat Edwards to face GOP’s Rispone

by Vandana Rambaran | Fox News  |  Published on October 14, 2019

Louisiana’s Democratic governor, John Bel Edwards, will have to face a runoff election in November as he failed to garner at least 50 percent of the votes in Saturday’s election.

The result in a six-candidate field, raised questions about whether Edwards will be able to defeat Republican businessman Eddie Rispone on Nov. 16.

President Trump praised the outcome of Saturday’s election and took credit for keeping Edwards from a primary victory, saying in a tweet: “The Governor of Louisiana, John Bel Edwards, has done a poor job. NOW HE IS IN A RUNOFF WITH A GREAT REPUBLICAN, (at)EddieRispone. Thank you Louisiana!” He said Edwards’ support fell “after I explained what a bad job the Governor was doing.”

Under Louisiana’s so-called “jungle primary” system, all the candidates of both parties appear on a single ballot and a runoff is triggered if no candidate achieves a simple majority.

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