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Election Dynamics in U.S. Senate Race (2016)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2016-11-04

Duration: 00:04:58

Subjects: Elections, 2016 | United States Senate election in Louisiana, 2016 | Politics | Early voting | Public opinion polls | Duke, David Ernest | Voter turnout


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Spires, Kelly Producer
  • Crews, Keith Photographer
  • Henderson, Michael Interviewee
  • Johnson, Martin Interviewee
  • Alford, Jeremy Interviewee
  • Grace, Stephanie Interviewee


This segment from the November 4, 2016, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Kelly Spires’ report on the election dynamics between the twenty-four candidates in the 2016 United States Senate election in Louisiana. Her report touches on the polls, the record turnout for early voting, voter turnout on Election Day, Louisiana’s historic pattern of voting for extreme candidates, and the David Duke factor. Spires interviews: Michael Henderson of the LSU Public Policy Research Lab; Martin Johnson, a professor of political communications at LSU; Jeremy Alford of LaPolitics; and Stephanie Grace of “The Advocate” newspaper. Host: Charlie Whinham