Last night’s Louisiana caucus is history. 3,354 Louisianians went to their caucus sites and nominated candidates to serve as delegates to the Republican National Convention.
While no delegates were allocated last night, it is interesting to see which candidates drew the most votes.
Here’s how the results turned out:
Ted Cruz: 45.4%
Donald Trump: 30.1%
Marco Rubio: 17.2%
John Kasich: 5%
Ben Carson: 2.1%
Is this what Saturday’s vote total will look like? Probably not.
However, what’s interesting about the caucus is that it is ultimately a test of organization and intensity. The Cruz campaign in Louisiana has lots of both. It’s also the campaign that has spent the most time here.
But on the other hand, there could be instances of where people voted for delegates for one candidate but have no intention of voting for that candidate on Saturday. For example, a Trump supporter has a friend running as a delegate for Marco Rubio. He voted the Rubio ballot on Tuesday, but plans on voting for Trump on Saturday when it really matters.
But we want really know how much Cruz’s organization matters until Saturday.