On Saturday December 10, Louisiana residents will cast their final ballots for the last unclaimed senate seat of 2016 elections. The two candidates remaining are a Democrat and a Republican, though partisan differences within the state have varied with national politics. (See Governor John Bel Edwards, a gun-supporting Democrat, as one example.) However, the ideological differences between these two would-be senators are made made more stark by the fact that in vulnerable and flood-prone Louisiana, there’s still disagreement on whether to accept climate change as human-made.
This run-off is happening now because of Louisiana's quirky state election rules: Louisianans originally cast their vote for senate in a non-partisan primary in November. If no candidate gets more than 50 percent of the vote, then the state holds a runoff election in early December between the top two candidates.
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