Republicans Eddie Rispone and Rep. Ralph Abraham (R-LA) will try to force a runoff against incumbent Governor John Bel Edwards (D) in Louisiana’s gubernatorial jungle primary on Saturday. Edwards must get more than 50 percent of the vote to avoid a runoff.
President Donald Trump campaigned for Republicans on Friday evening in Louisiana and told a raucous Lake Charles crowd that a Republican will unseat Edwards if the race goes to a runoff.
Polls close at 9 PM ET, about 45 minutes after the monumental Florida-LSU showdown kicks off at Death Valley.
Stay tuned to Breitbart News for live updates of the primary results.
Election results will trickle in here (Secretary of State’s office) after polls close at 9 PM ET.
11:16 PM: Trump:
11:15 PM: Abraham concedes and endorses Rispone:
10:55 PM: Runoff projected: Edwards (D) vs. Rispone (R)
We project that Republican Eddie Rispone will advance to the #LAGov runoff. He faces off against incumbent Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards on November 16th.
— Decision Desk HQ (@DecisionDeskHQ) October 13, 2019
10:30 PM: Rispone now takes the lead over Abraham.
10:00 PM: Still too close to call:
9:40 PM: Another very early update.
9:36 PM: Florida has again tied the game at 21. For some reason, Florida Head Coach Dan Mullen always seems to give LSU Defensive Coordinator Dave Aranda fits.
9:15 PM: Some very early results as Florida ties the game at 14 on an absolute circus play at the goal line.
9:00 PM: Polls are now closed.
8:40 PM: Polls in Louisiana will close in 20 minutes. Florida has just tied the game in Death Valley. Florida 7, LSU 7.
Former President Barack Obama records last-minute robocalls for incumbent Dem. John Bel Edwards:
Republicans Rispone and Abraham trying to send the gubernatorial race to a runoff: