Louisiana electoral voters stick with Trump
BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's electoral voters have cast their ballots for Donald Trump, bucking a push from around the country to abandon the Republican president-elect.
In a formal vote Monday at the Louisiana Capitol, the eight electors individually proclaimed their votes aloud before a small crowd that had gathered to watch the event.
Electors said they had received tens of thousands of emails, letters and other communication urging them to reconsider voting for Trump. But that didn't sway them.
Trump won Louisiana overwhelmingly in November, getting 58 percent of the vote.
The state's electors were chosen by the Republican Party from each of its six congressional districts and for two at-large positions.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Governor recommends wearing a mask indoors amid new COVID surge, some state...
Plaquemine clinic provides vaccines and school supplies for students
Pay problem for Southern professors continues for summer session
Tigerland apartment building at the center of a fourth homicide investigation
SWAT team arrests accused arsonist at Tigerland apartment overnight