Louisiana

Louisiana, created mostly, but not entirely, from land bought from France in the Louisiana Purchase, became a state in April 1812. Louisiana seceded from the Union during the Civil War and did not participate in the 1864 election. The state’s electoral votes were rejected in 1872 due to irregularities. Largely due to outward migration after Hurricane Katrina, Louisiana lost one electoral vote after the 2010 Census. Like many southern states, Louisiana voted Democratic from Reconstruction through World War II. Although perceived as solidly Republican today (Donald Trump won over Hillary Clinton by nearly 20 points in 2016), Louisiana has voted Democratic three times since 1976 when the nominee of that party was a Southern governor. Jimmy Carter won there in 1976, as did Bill Clinton, both in 1992 and 1996.

ELECTORAL VOTES

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2020 ELECTION

Recent Presidential Elections

2016
38.5% 58.1%
2012
40.6% 57.8%
2008
39.9% 58.6%
2004
42.2% 56.7%
2000
44.9% 52.6%

Presidential Voting History

State voted with the overall winning candidate

1972
R
1976
D
1980
R
1984
R
1988
R
1992
D
1996
D
2000
R
2004
R
2008
R
2012
R
2016
R

Electoral College Votes

Democratic-Republican
Democratic
Whig
Republican
States' Rights Democratic
American Independent

Colored bars represent electoral votes by party. Hover to see names. 2020 electoral votes shown in dark green until after the election.

An empty column indicates the state did not participate in that election.

U.S. Senate Voting History

  Class 1982198419861988199019921994199619982000200220042006200820102012201420162018
1
2
D
D
D
D
D
R
3
D
D
D
R
R
R

Data: MIT Election Data and Science Lab / Harvard Dataverse. These are general election results for the years listed.

There are three classes of Senators; one is up for election every second year. Each state has one Senator in two of the three classes.

U.S. House Voting History

District1982198419861988199019921994199619982000200220042006200820102012201420162018
1
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
2
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
R
D
D
D
D
D
3
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
R
R
R
R
D
D
D
R
R
R
R
R
4
D
D
D
R
R
D
D
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
5
D
D
D
D
D
R
R
R
R
R
D
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
6
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
7
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
R
R
R
R
8
D
D
R
R
R

Data: The Princeton Gerrymandering Project. These are general election results for the years listed.

Vertical lines before 1992, 2002 and 2012 show Census-related redistricting breakpoints. Geographic borders associated with district numbers may have changed.

The state had an additional redistricting before 1984 and 1996. Same caution about borders applies.

Governor Voting History

1975
D
1979
R
1983
D
1987
D
1991
D
1995
R
1999
R
2003
D
2007
R
2011
R
2015
D
2019
D

Data: Wikipedia. These are general election results for the years listed.