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Decision 2020 – Last Day of Louisiana Presidential Primary early voting

In person early voting for the July 11 primary (originally scheduled for March 24, but the emergence of the coronavirus pandemic pushed the date back twice) has concluded. Even though mail in ballots can still be accepted up to Friday (overseas and military ballots will be accepted up to next Saturday), some impressive numbers have […]

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Decision 2020 – “Halftime Report” of Louisiana Presidential Primary early voting

Normally, in person early voting in Louisiana is a one week event; because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Secretary of State has made several changes to its originally scheduled March 24 primary. One of those changes was moving the primary date back to July 11. The second was adding an extra week to in person […]

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Decision 2020 – Day 1 of Louisiana Presidential Primary early voting

It would not be an exaggeration to say that the coronavirus pandemic has been a disruptive event. Not only in terms of its widespread impact on people’s lives, but to entire industries as well. It has also (in an instant) reshaped the way that elections are being conducted. Louisiana’s 2020 Presidential Primary is yet another […]

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Decision 2020: Why Louisiana’s primary matters

Early voting starts tomorrow in Louisiana for its twice pushed back Presidential primary, although the ballot also contains a handful of local races, as well as Democratic/Republican party committee races. So why does this twice delayed primary matter (July 11 primary, August 15 runoff) ? Historically in Louisiana, mail in voting has made up an […]

Decision 2020: A “distant early warning” about Election “Week” this November

Imagine waking up the morning after Election Day without knowing who won the Presidential election. This actually happened back in November 2000, when a series of reporting errors on Election Night eventually led to the infamous “Florida recount”, as a late evening lead by George W. Bush in that state rapidly disintegrated to less than […]

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Decision 2020: Current status of this unusual election cycle (May 27 edition)

Going back in time to mid March, two events occurred almost simultaneously: (1) the coronavirus pandemic initially triggered shutdowns across most of America, and (2) Joe Biden’s “Super Tuesday” dominance over Bernie Sanders essentially concluded the competitive part of Democratic nomination contest. As a precaution against spreading the virus further, many states that would have […]

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Decision 2020: Alaska and Wisconsin contests

(UPDATED 4/14 PM FOR NEW LOUISIANA ELECTION DATE) Even though Bernie Sanders dropped out of the Democratic primary contest on April 8, only 29 states have completed their Presidential contests, while of Congressional/state contests for this election cycle, only 7 states have voted. So where do we currently stand with the 2020 election cycle ? […]

Decision 2020: Current status of this unusual election cycle

Nearly a month ago, the Democratic nomination contest was concluding in an orderly fashion, as Joe Biden’s clearing of the “moderate” swim lane before “Super Tuesday” enabled him to establish  dominance over Bernie Sanders (who just dropped out of the race today). It was his second place finish in Nevada that was the “spark” that […]

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Decision 2020: The “pandemic primary”

UPDATED 3/18 AM to account for Alabama’s moving its runoff from March 31 to July 14 UPDATED 3/20 AM to account for remaining votes left to count in Florida As the effects of the coronavirus continue to spread, three primaries were held last night, and the Democratic primary electorate continued to make its preference clear: […]

Decision 2020: “Mini” Tuesday and more “Joe (Biden) mentum”

What a difference that a second place finish in a caucus state can make. Before the Nevada caucuses, Joe Biden’s campaign was on the ropes after weak finishes both in Iowa and New Hampshire. Yet his finishing second in the Nevada caucuses (thanks to black and union support) enabled him to get the necessary black […]

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