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Jeff Landry elected governor

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Louisiana gubernatorial candidate Jeff Landry speaks to supporters during a watch party at Broussard Ballroom, Saturday, Oct. 14, 2023, in Broussard, La. Landry begins his first term with redrawing districts and discussing immigration. (Brad Kemp/The Advocate via AP)

The state election results are in, and Jeff Landry has won the job to be voted in as Louisiana’s next governor. The race was called on Oct. 14, at 9:45 PM, with Landry securing 51.5% of the vote compared to runner-up Democrat candidate Shawn Wilson’s 26%.

Voter turnout in Louisiana was at 36.5%, and every other candidate scored less than 10% of the vote.

Landry will be succeeding Gov. John Bel Edwards in January as the 57th governor of Louisiana. He joins his fellow Republicans in the state government, who hold a majority in both the House and Senate.

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