FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 6, 2020
Contact: Allyson Sanders
Louisiana Democrats Smash Previous Early Voting Turnout Numbers
BATON ROUGE, LA – Final early voting numbers show record-breaking Democratic turnout during early voting for Louisiana’s Presidential Preference Primary. Over 103,000 Louisiana Democrats voted early, compared to 53,019 in 2016 and 20,896 in 2012.
Democrats didn’t just smash previous party voting records, they also overwhelmingly outnumbered Republican turnout. Final early voting numbers show that 103,466 Democratic voters cast their ballot and only 66,210 Republicans.
“Election data shows that nearly 40,000 more Democrats than Republicans showed up to vote early in this primary election. In every corner of the state, voters flocked to cast their ballots for Democrats, smashing previous turnout numbers along the way,” Sen. Karen Carter Peterson, Chair of the Louisiana Democratic Party said.
“Louisiana Democrats are energized, unified around defeating Trump, and in a strong position ahead of November. Trends show that more and more Democrats are showing up to the polls, and we fully expect that to continue through the elections on July 11 and November 3. Louisiana Democrats are fired up and ready to make a statement this November.”