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Louisiana Profile

Key Figures:

  • 7 Seats: 6R, 1D
  • In 2010 US House races in Louisiana, 73.1% of Democratic votes were wasted, electing only 1 of 7 seats

Louisiana Rankings 2010

Democracy Index

45th (34.2)

 

Representation

27th (25.9)

Margin of Victory

49th (54.7)

 

Seats-to-Votes

24th (14.6)

Landslide Index

44th (100)

 

House Turnout

45th (35.7)


 

 

1992

1994

1996

1998

2000

2002

2004

2006

2008

2010

Democracy Index

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--

41.9

46.2

37.4

23.6

34.8

35.4

37

34.2

Voter Turnout

37%

27%

13%

10%

37%

35%

39%

44.3%

40.5%

35.7%

Representation Index

25%

20%

8%

6%

28%

28%

27%

85.7%

18.8

25.9%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wasted Votes

33%

27%

36%

36%

30%

20%

32%

54%

50.6%

27.5%

% Of Wasted R / D Votes

11/19

27/16

32/46

0/48

0/56

15/11

35/78

35/78

46.1/93.4

5.4/73.1

Drop-Off Voters

NA

NA

NA

68%

32.5%

8.5%

35%

-45.2%

34.8%

8%

Avg Margin of Victory

45%

54%

38%

82%

60%

61%

45%

53.5%

38.9%

54.7%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Votes for (R-D-O%)

37-42-21-

49-45-7

49-51-0

31-63-5

63-29-8

59-34-7

62-38-0

59-36-5

46.5-31.2-4.2

69-26.8-4.2

Seats for (R-D-O%)

43-57-0

43-57-0

71-29-0

71-29-0

71-29-0

57-43-0

71-29-0

71-29-0

85.7-14.3-0

85.7-14.3-0

Seat Changes

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0

1

0

0

1

2

0

1

 

 

                                    Election Results and Analysis: 2002-2010

Results 2002-2010

2002

2004

2006

2008

2010

U.S. House (R-D-O)

4-3-0

5-2-0

2-5-0

6-1-0

6-1-0

Landslide Index

86%

71%

85.7%

57.1%

100%

Scale of Competitiveness

 

 

 

 

 

Tight: < 5

1

1

1

2

0

Competitive: 5-10

0

1

1

1

0

Opportunity: 10-20

0

0

2

0

0

Landslide: 20-40

0

0

0

2

4

No Contest: 40+

2

4

1

1

2

Uncontested

4

1

1

1

1

Incumbents

 

 

 

 

 

Total Running / Total Seats

6/7

4/7

6/7

6/7

6/7

Re-Election / Total Incumbent

6/6

4/4

6/6

4/6

5/6

Landslide / Total Incumbent

6/6

4/4

6/6

4/6

5/6

R. Landslide / R. Incumbent

4/4

3/3

5/5

3/3

5/5

D. Landslide / D. Incumbent

2/2

1/1

1/2

1/1

--

Untouchable Repeat Landslide

4

3

1

1

2

Uncontested Primary

4

1

--

5

--

Elected Women

0

0

0

0

0

Elected Racial Minorities

1B

1A 1B

1A 1B

1A

1B

                                   Election Results and Analysis: 1992-2000

Results 1992-2000

1992

1994

1996

1998

2000

U.S. House (R-D-O)

3-4-0

3-4-0

5-2-0

5-2-0

5-2-0

Landslide Index

86%

86%

71%

86%

100%

Scale of Competitiveness

 

 

 

 

 

Tight: < 5

1

0

0

1

0

Competitive: 5-10

0

0

1

0

0

Opportunity: 10-20

0

1

1

0

0

Landslide: 20-40

1

1

1

0

1

No Contest: 40+

5

4

1

0

3

Uncontested

0

1

3

6

3

Incumbents

 

 

 

 

 

Total Running / Total Seats

8/7

7/7

5/7

7/7

7/4

Re-Election / Total Incumbent

6/8

7/7

5/7

7/7

7/7

Landslide / Total Incumbent

5/8

6/7

5/5

6/7

7/7

R. Landslide / R. Incumbent

2/4

3/3

4/4

4/5

6/6

D. Landslide / D. Incumbent

3/4

3/4

1/1

2/2

1/1

Untouchable Repeat Landslide

3

5

5

4

5

Uncontested Primary

NA

NA

3

6

3

Elected Women

0

0

0

0

0

Elected Racial Minorities

2B

2B

1B

1B

1B

                                     Election Results and Analysis: 1982-1990

Results 1982-1990

1982

1984

1986

1988

1990

U.S. House (R-D-O)

2-6-0

2-6-0

3-5-0

4-4-0

4-4-0

Landslide Index

100%

100%

63%

88%

63%

Scale of Competitiveness

 

 

 

 

 

Tight: < 5

0

0

1

0

1

Competitive: 5-10

0

0

1

0

1

Opportunity: 10-20

0

0

1

1

1

Landslide: 20-40

1

1

0

0

1

No Contest: 40+

5

4

2

5

3

Uncontested

2

3

3

2

1

Incumbents

 

 

 

 

 

Total Running / Total Seats

8/8

8/8

5/8

8/8

7/8

Re-Election / Total Incumbent

8/8

8/8

5/5

8/8

7/7

Landslide / Total Incumbent

8/8

8/8

5/5

7/8

5/7

R. Landslide / R. Incumbent

2/2

2/2

1/1

3/4

3/4

D. Landslide / D. Incumbent

6/6

6/6

4/4

4/4

2/3

Untouchable Repeat Landslide

8

8

5

4

4

Uncontested Primary

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

Elected Women

1

1

1

1

0

Elected Racial Minorities

0

0

0

0

1B

 

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