La. voters cast their ballot in Presidential Primary

Presidential Primary Voting

CALCASIEU PARISH, LA (KPLC) - It was slow start as voters trickled in to cast their vote for the Presidential Primary.

For registered voters who casted their ballot, it was an easy decision as far as choosing a candidate.

"It wasn't super tough. I kind of knew what I was going to do," Drew San Miguel, a voter, said. "I've been waiting for this day for a while."

"It was really easy to pick a candidate," another voter, Andrew Connell said. "I watched the primaries and I have a couple friends who work for some different campaigns."

The voting decision-making may have been easy, but some voters think it isn't easy enough to make an impact on other voters in the state and across the country.

"I don't feel like it [will impact others], but I do feel like it's my responsibility to vote," Sarah Gordon, voter, said.

"I think that we definitely have somewhat of a say, but the more people who get involved definitely the more say we have," San Miguel said.

Republican Presidential Candidate Rick Santorum got close to 50-percent of the vote for the state of Louisiana.

Mitt Romney was a distant second, Newt Gingrich was in third and Ron Paul in fourth. Former Louisiana Governor Buddy Roemer finished 5th with roughly one-percent of the vote.

Louisiana will send 46 delegates to the Republican National Convention, but as of Saturday, March 24, La. voters only decided the fate of 20 of those delegates. The other 26 will be decided at the State Caucus on April 28 and at the National Convention in August.

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