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Geaux Vote: Pointers for the Polls

Today is October 24th, Louisiana Election Day. Whether you are pulling for Vitter or pulling for anyone-but-Vitter, you must still head to the polls to have your voice heard. Voting is simple and (lines willing) only takes a few minutes. NoDef has put together a few pointers on time, location, and technique. So, click through to answer any of your voting questions. 

Photeaux Finish: Orleans Parish Election Results

Updated 11:40p.m.

The polls closed at 8:00p.m. Tuesday (11.04) night. The projections held true, and Senator Mary Landrieu will face Representative Bill Cassidy in a runoff in the U.S. Senate race. In the Sixth, Edwin edwards and Garret Graves are also heading to a runoff. There are still several ballot initiatives an several judicial races not called yet. Stay with NoDef for all you r election updates. Results follow.

Geaux Vote: Pointers for the Polls

Today is November 4th, Election Day. Whether you support the Green Party or the Tea Party, you must still head to the polls to have your voice heard. Voting is simple and (lines willing) only takes a few minutes. NoDef has put together a few pointers on time, location, and technique. So, click through to answer any of your voting questions. 

Approach the Bench: Forum to Host Candidates for Judge

Given all the air time that the Senate race is pulling, some citizens are confused about their choices in the other elections. Fortunately, concerned voters will have a chance to hear from candidates for judge last night. The 2014 Orleans Parish Judicial Candidates Forum will allow those who aspire to the juvenile and criminal benches to appeal directly to the people on Wednesday (10.22) from 6:30 – 8:00 PM at the Touro Synagogue (4238 St. Charles Avenue). 

Order in the Court: Criminal Court Judicial Candidates on the Issues

On Election Day, New Orleanians will be picking judges as well as legislators. While the Senate race has generated a national media frenzy, the judge positions have slipped under the radar making the choice a bit more difficult. Fortunately, NoDef’s friends at WYES-TV are making the choice a little easier. As part of their ongoing initiative RESHAPING A GREATER NEW ORLEANS: CRIMINAL JUSTICE, in partnership with ProjectJusticeNOLA, hey invited Criminal District Court Judge candidates to answer the following questions about court governance, efficiency, and policy. 

Bobby J and Malloy Feud in Connecticut

Governor Bobby Jindal says that he must “think and pray” before he decides whether he is running for President. However, he’s spent several years making frequent out of state trips like a candidate for POTUS. Bobby J’s journeys have not fared well with the electorate and in the  most recent Senate debate, da Gov’ was painted as a GOP foil to Obama in terms of an albatross effect on his party. Now, people outside of his constituents are getting annoyed with the trips as well. This week Jindal tangled with Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy.

Election Selection

A Sample Ballot for Orleans Parish

Early voting begins in one week (10.21) and campaign ads are becoming unavoidable. It’s election time in Louisiana. In the weeks ahead, NoDef will provide in-depth analysis of the candidates and issues that voters will decide at the polls. Today, we begin with the basics, the ballot.

Third I Find: Libertarians Storm LA Ballots

Qualifying is closed and look at Louisiana's ballots shows the Libertarian party fielding a record number of candidates. The burgeoning third party is fielding eight candidates for federal offices and substantial 13 candidates for local offices.

Child of the Corn: Jindal Hits Iowa

Time to put an ethanol engine on your airboat and corn in your gumbo. The 2016 election is approaching, and Lousiana Governor Bobby Jindal is spending a lot of time in Iowa, the early caucusing heart of the cornbelt. This weeked, the 'Gov was looking like a candidate kissing babies at the Iowa State Fair, fielding questions at meet n' greets, and preaching to the faithful at an evangelical conference in Ames.

Edwin Edwards Announces Run for Congress

Updated 7:15 p.m.

EWE is ready for the campaign trail once again. According to the AP, Louisiana's ex-con ex-gov officially announced his candidacy Monday for a Congressional seat that represents the Baton Rouge area. The 86-year-old is jumping into a crowded field for the 6th Congressional Dstirct seat, which is being vacated by current U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy as he runs for U.S. the Senate.

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