Louisiana finally will hold an election Saturday that has been postponed twice because of COVID-19 related health concerns.
Election day arrives as the state’s coronavirus case load is spiking again after being flattened considerably in May and June. More than 2,600 new cases were reported Friday, one of the biggest single-day increases since the pandemic began.
The ballot includes a presidential preference primary, a rare instance of a party-specific primary in Louisiana where most primaries are open to all parties. Though President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden are assured of winning the Republican and Democratic nominations respectively, both parties see the vote