Louisiana Election Night Live Blog (10/14/2017)

Kevin Boyd 8:16 PM: Welcome to the election night live blog from The Hayride. The major races we’ll be covering tonight are state treasurer, Public Service Commissioner, Mayor and City Council in New Orleans, a state representative race, three constitutional amendments, and various local races all across the state.

Turnout is expected to be very low. For example, when I voted in Slidell today, I was the only one casting a ballot. My polling place holds three precincts.

There has been very little interest in these races so far.

Kevin Boyd 8:27 PM: Let’s do some early numbers. In the state treasurer’s race, with nearly all early votes and 1% of precincts in here are the numbers:

John Schroder: 28%
Derrick Edwards: 25%
Angele Davis: 22%
Neil Riser: 20%

All three constitutional amendments are passing handily right now.

In the 77th Representative District race, Rob Maness is leading with 33% with all early votes in. Lisa Condrey Ward is second with 27%.

In the PSC District 2 race, Craig Greene is dominating in the early voting with 56%.

In the Jefferson Parish Council District 4, Dominic Impastato won early voting 51% to 49% for Danny Martiny.

Kevin Boyd 8:38 PM: Right now, there are no numbers out of New Orleans.

With 5% of the precincts reporting, John Schroder still leads the state treasurer’s race with 27% and Derrick Edwards has 26%.

All three constitutional amendments are passing handily.

With 2% in on the PSC District 2 race, Craig Greene still has a commanding lead with 56%.

In the Jefferson Parish Council District 4 race, Dominick Impastato still leads Danny Martiny 51%-49% with 6% of the vote in.

Kevin Boyd 8:47 PM: With 14% of the vote in, John Schroder is still leading the state treasurer’s race 27% with Derrick Edwards in second at 26%.

It’s safe to say that all three constitutional amendments will pass tonight.

In Jefferson Parish, Dominick Impastato is starting to pull away with 52% to 48% for Danny Martiny. It is looking good for Impastato.

Kevin Boyd 8:54 PM: In the 77th Representative District in St. Tammany and Tangipahoa, here are the numbers with 26% in:

Rob Maness 35%
Mark Wright 27%
Lisa Condrey Ward 24%
Casey Revere 14%

Kevin Boyd 9:07 PM: We have the first numbers in from New Orleans. With 5% of the vote in, from New Orleans East for the most part, Desiree Charbonnet is leading LaToya Cantrell for mayor 38%-36%.

Meanwhile, in Jefferson Parish, the Council District 4 race is pretty much over. Dominick Impastato is starting to run away with the race with 56% of the vote with 74% of the vote in.

In the state treasurer’s race, Neil Riser is pretty much done. It’s a three-way race between John Schroder, Derrick Edwards, and Angele Davis. About 5,000 votes separate first place (Schroder) from third place (Davis).

Kevin Boyd 9:13 PM: The PSC District 2 race is looking like it’s pretty much over. With 72% of the vote in, Craig Greene has 54% of the vote with Damon Baldone running second with 24%.

Kevin Boyd 9:26 PM: We just had numbers dump out of New Orleans.

LaToya Cantrell has taken a commanding lead in the mayor’s race with 39% to 33% for Desiree Charbonnet. Those two will face off in a runoff. LaToya will be probably be heading into the runoff as the frontrunner.

Helena Moreno will be leaving the Louisiana Legislature. She has been elected to the New Orleans City Council, defeating Joe Bouie.

Also, the state treasurer’s race is likely heading to a runoff between John Schroder and Derrick Edwards. The areas that are left are going to be Schroder and Edwards strongholds.

Kevin Boyd 9:31 PM: State Representative District 77 will be heading a runoff. Rob Maness has 37% of the vote and will face off against Mark Wright who received 25%.

Craig Greene will win PSC District 2 outright tonight. He has 54% of the vote with 92% of the vote in.

Kevin Boyd 9:47 PM: Neil Riser spent a lot of money to get on various ballots in New Orleans. So far, he’s only getting 11% of the vote. It has to be chalked up as money wasted.

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