2016 presidential election

American University

American University Historian Allan Lichtman is one of the only public figures who accurately predicted that President Donald Trump would win the Electoral College and Hillary Clinton would take the popular vote in 2016. Lichtman will comment on Trump's first 13 weeks in the White House.


Sue Lincoln

Votes being cast for President of the United States today will actually count, as the Electoral College convenes.

U-L Monroe political science professor Joshua Stockley explains the ballot you cast on November 8th was – in essence – advisory.

Sue Lincoln

With the final election of 2016 tomorrow, what can be learned from how Louisiana voted last month and last year?


Election Night Live Blog

Nov 8, 2016
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Today, as results come in across the country, NPR reporters will be updating this breaking news blog in real time. The NPR Politics team, along with Member station reporters, will be providing live updates in the form of photo, video, commentary and analysis for both national and local contested races.

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With 24 candidates in Louisiana’s U.S. Senate race, you might expect it to be a barnburner, but U-L Lafayette political science professor Pearson Cross says, “This is the most under-the-radar Senate race that I can remember.”

Cross says he has to blame it on the presidential election.

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Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton face off in the third and final presidential debate Wednesday night at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

NPR's politics team, with help from reporters and editors, is live annotating the debate. Portions of the debate with added analysis are highlighted, followed by context and fact check from NPR reporters and editors.

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Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton face off in the second presidential debate Sunday night at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.

NPR's politics team, with help from reporters and editors who cover national security, immigration, business, foreign policy and more, is live annotating the debate. Portions of the debate with added analysis are highlighted, followed by context and fact check from NPR reporters and editors.

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Democrat Tim Kaine and Republican Mike Pence square off in the vice-presidential debate Tuesday night.

NPR's politics team, with help from reporters and editors who cover national security, immigration, business, foreign policy and more, is live annotating the debate. Portions of the debate with added analysis are highlighted, followed by context and fact check from NPR reporters and editors.

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Much of the 2015 Louisiana political news was dominated by the guy who used to tell us, “I’ve got the job that I want,” as well as by those vying to take over that job.

Governor Bobby Jindal began the final year of his administration with a controversial prayer rally at LSU, where he declared, “We can’t just elect a candidate to fix what ails our country. We need a spiritual revival to fix what ails our country.”

But the rally was no fix for the state’s massive budget deficit. Neither was Jindal’s stance, based on his pledge to Grover Norquist.

S. Lincoln

Just when you thought it was safe not to mute the ads on TV, here we go again.

Qualifying for Louisiana’s March 5th presidential preference primary concludes today, with eight Democrats and thirteen Republicans signed up to compete thus far.

The eight Democrats include former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.

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