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Google analysis: Edwards' support has dropped in most Louisiana parishes since 2015

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By Karen Kidd | Oct 15, 2019


There has been a dramatic shift in support in the state parishes for Louisiana's Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards, who is headed into a runoff next month, a Google developer said in a recent Twitter post.

In his first #ElectionTwitter map submitted via the online social media site, Google developer advocate Ryan Matsumoto, found a parish-based shift in support for Edwards in last weekend's primary, compared to the 2015 runoff. "Edwards' vote share dropped in 62 of 64 parishes [as] the only two exceptions were Jefferson and Orleans in the southeast, reflecting Democrats' increasing suburban strength," Matsumoto wrote in his Oct. 13 Twitter post.

Matsumoto lives in the San Francisco Bay Area according to his LinkedIn page.

Edwards heads to a runoff against Republican Eddie Rispone after taking more than 46 percent of the vote, or 625,960 votes, according to still unofficial elections results posted on the Louisiana secretary of state's website. Rispone received more than 27 percent, (368,311 votes).

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