Sunday, February 14, 2021

New Louisiana Registration Data

Ballot Access News

On February 9, the Louisiana Secretary of State’s office released the number of registrants in all parties:

Democratic 1,206,740
Republican 992,394
Independent Party 108,990
Libertarian 15,210
Green 2,311
Reform 929
Conservative 795
Constitution 170
independent and miscellaneous 771,996

Percentages are: Democratic 38.93%; Republican 32.02%; Independent Party 3.52%; Libertarian .49%; Green .07%; Reform .03%; Conservative .03%; Constitution .01%; independent and miscellaneous 24.91%.

Percentages in February 2020 were: Democratic 42.28%; Republican 31.49%; Independent Party 2.97%; Libertarian .47%; Green .08%; Reform .04%; Conservative .03%; Constitution .01%; independent and miscellaneous 22.64%.

In October 2020, the Secretary of State’s office had released data for minor parties that was inaccurate. I printed that minor party data in the November 1, 2020 Ballot Access print edition, even though at the time I suspected it wasn’t correct. For example, the October 2020 figure had only showed 15,048 for the Independent Party, even though the state had said earlier in the year that the Independent Party was entitled to its own presidential primary because it had over 40,000 registrants. Also the October 2020 figure had showed 23,406 Libertarians, which was suspiciously high.

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