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It’s hard to tell what aggravates Louisiana Secretary of State Tom Schedler more: The expected low turnout for tomorrow’s statewide election, or the cost of holding it.

 

“It costs $6 million here in Louisiana to run a statewide election,” Schedler said, speaking on C-Span last week. "It costs me the same amount of money to run a presidential election at close to 70 percent voter turnout as it will cost me to have a 12 percent voter turnout."

“We can certainly put our money at better usages here in Louisiana, in my opinion,” he added.

  Secretary of State Tom Schedler gives his forecast for voter turnout for the statewide election for Treasurer on Nov. 18th. Hall of Fame Political Consultant Ray Strother assesses wins by the Democratic Party in Virginia and New Jersey this week. David Hallberg, the first American to join the famed Bolshoi Ballet as Principal Dancer the the artist described by the New Yorker as “the most exciting male ballet dancer in the Western world, discussed his book, “A Body of Work, Dancing to the Edge and Back.” 

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Early voting for the Nov. 18 State Treasurer runoff continues through Friday, with Secretary of State Tom Schedler saying he expects overall turnout to be “horrible.”

“I am anticipating 11, 12 percent turnout for this election,” Schedler says.


  Secretary of State Tom Schedler on turnout for tomorrow’s election. The current forecast is that fewer than one in five registered voters will participate in a statewide election for treasurer with three constitutional amendments. Former LSU football stalwart Ramsey Dardar on his return to Baton Rouge after serving more than 19 years in prison. Dardar is expected to address the LSU team prior to Saturday’s game at Tiger Stadium against Auburn.  

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It’s “Voter Registration Week” in Louisiana, and Secretary of State Tom Schedler is urging everyone possible to participate.

“You can go online and do that in about 3 minutes,” Schedler says, by logging onto sos.la.gov. “It’s not that difficult.”


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Secretary of State Tom Schedler speaks with us about the upcoming special election on Saturday for the Louisiana Senate seat vacated by Troy Brown. Schedler also visits the Supreme Court decision on gerrymandering of Congressional districts and President Trump's voter fraud commission.


Compare and Contrast

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Secretary of State Tom Schedler and Attorney General Jeff Landry have some similarities: both are statewide elected officials, both are Republicans, and both are frustrated with the proposed state budget. But their reasons are entirely different.


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Secretary of State Tom Schedler addresses concerns about voter fraud in elections. He also details his efforts to register as many citizens to vote as possible in the state. Shedler says Louisiana boasts one of the highest voter registration rates in the nation, but getting those voters to turn out at the polls is an entirely different idea.


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Early voting begins today, and runs through next Tuesday, November first.

“The presidential election is usually our Super Bowl, Final Four, all put into one,” Louisiana Secretary of State Tom Schedler says.

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“The one thing I want to encourage everyone to do is to go out and register to vote if you’re not.”

Secretary of State Tom Schedler is reminding everyone that today is the last day to register to vote in the November 8th election.

“You can register online. It’s safe, it’s quick, it’s secure.” And the web address to do that is www.sos.la.gov .

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