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Thursday, March 08, 2007

Louisiana: Independent voters numbers climbing

Looking for a Voice: The number of independents in Louisiana has ballooned over the past decade, but will these voters play a stronger role in the election process? By Jeremy Alford The Independent Weekly Mainstream candidates rarely know how to approach them, a vast majority don’t have a national platform, and all serve an unappreciated role in the American election process. Over the past 10 years in Louisiana, hundreds of thousands of voters have made the switch. Today, there are nearly 610,000 independent registered voters in the state that have no affiliation with elephants or donkeys. That’s up from 360,000 in 1997, when Ross Perot’s Reform Party was reaching its peak in popularity....

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