Latest: Louisiana Expecting to Go to Donald Trump

By The Associated Press
The Associated Press
The Associated Press
November 8, 2016 Updated: November 8, 2016

Voting is underway in Louisiana and if history repeats itself, Republican Donald Trump will win. The state hasn’t given its eight electoral votes to a Democrat in 20 years.

Five of the 24 U.S. Senate contenders on the ballot are considered possibilities for reaching the Dec. 10 runoff.

Louisiana’s three GOP congressmen are seeking to return to their seats and two other U.S. House seats are teeming with competitors because their GOP incumbents are vacating them.

Voters in south Louisiana will be choosing between two candidates seeking to be a new justice for Louisiana Supreme Court’s 3rd District. Four candidates are vying for an open seat on the Public Service Commission

There are six proposals to change the Louisiana Constitution.

The polls remain open until 8 p.m.

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In the 2016 presidential race, history is on Donald Trump’s side in Louisiana, which hasn’t given its electoral votes to a Democrat since Bill Clinton won 52 percent of the vote 20 years ago.

True, Democrats managed to win the Louisiana governor’s race last year but that’s the only statewide office they hold. Voting trends in the state favor Republicans and Trump is widely expected to carry the state Tuesday.

With one side heavily favored, and with the state having only eight electoral votes, Louisiana has had little direct attention from the presidential candidates. Still, both visited during primary season — and Trump visited in the aftermath of catastrophic flooding in August.