Louisiana GeauxVote app down on Election Day

Louisiana GeauxVote app experiencing technical difficulties



GOOD EVENING AND WELCOME TO THE WGA HOT SEAT ON TRAVERS MACKEL. TONIGHT WE ARE TAKING A BRIEF BREAK, OUR HOT SEAT DEBATES, BUT WE ARE TALKING AND WE HAVE A VERY FAMILIAR FACE. UNO , POLITICAL DIRECTOR, POLITICAL SCIENTIST, DR. EDGE SHERMAN. THANKS FOR BEING HERE. WE’RE GOING TO GET TO A LOT OF TOPICS, SO LET’S JUST JUMP RIGHT TO IT. WHAT’S YOUR FEEL ON THE ELECTION SO FAR? LET’S START OFF WITH THE FEDERAL, OBVIOUSLY. STEVE SCALISE, TROY CARTER, GARRET GRAVES, ALL SEEKING REELECTION. THEY HAVE. BUT IT DOES SEEM LIKE I DON’T WANT TO PUT THE CART BEFORE THE HORSE WE START TURNING OUT TO VOTE BY. IT DOES SEEM LIKE THEY ARE ALL VERY CONFIDENT IN THEIR CHANCES OF REELECTION. I WOULD SAY FIVE OUT OF THE SIX CONGRESSIONAL REPRESENTATIVES ARE FACING LITTLE CANDIDATES. NOT VERY WELL FUNDED CHALLENGERS. SO, YOU KNOW, GLEASON AND TROY CARTER SHOULD HAVE NO ISSUES. THE REAL QUESTION MARK IS IN THE THIRD CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT WITH CLAY HIGGINS, HE’S THE ONLY INCUMBENT WHO’S FACING A WELL FUNDED OPPONENT, BASICALLY CHARGING HIM WITH NEGLECT. LAKE CHARLES. YOU KNOW, IN TERMS THE RECOVERY, THE LAURA. AND SO THAT’S HIS JOB. THAT’S THE REPRESENTATIVE’S JOB IS TO MAKE SURE FEDERAL RESOURCES FLOW TO DISTRICT TO HELP WITH THAT RECOVERY. AND HE SEEMS TO BE MISSING IN ACTION ON THAT. SO I THINK HE IS HE’S THE ONE WHO PROBABLY WILL NOT AVOID A RUNOFF. I THINK EVERYONE ELSE IN THE PRIMARY. THERE’S BEEN A BIG WITH SCALISE THIS WEEK AND DC AND THE JANUARY COMMITTEE WITH VIDEO AND TAPES THAT RELEASED OF HIM ESSENTIALLY BEING NEXT TO NANCY PELOSI AT A PRESS CONFERENCE SAYING SOMETHING TOTALLY DIFFERENT. THAT CONTROVERSY, WHICH IS IT’S BEEN REPORTED HERE, BUT IT’S OUT BIGGER INSIDE THE BELTWAY, IF YOU WILL, INSIDE DC DOES THAT HAVE ANY IMPACT ON HIS RACE WHATSOEVER? I DON’T THINK IT’S GOING TO AFFECT THE OUTCOME OF HIS ELECTION. YOU KNOW, IF HE GETS LESS THAN 75% OF THE VOTE, I’LL BE SURPRISED. SO HE SHOULD WIN. GOING AWAY. YOU KNOW, IN TODAY’S ENVIRONMENT, IT’S MORE ABOUT VOTING AGAINST THE OPPONENT THAN IT IS VOTING FOR YOUR CANDIDATE IDEA OF NEGATIVE PARTIZANSHIP. AND I THINK THAT’S THE KIND OF THING HE’S BASICALLY BEEN TRYING TO PROMOTE. SO DEMOCRATS, YOU KNOW, THEY’RE GOING TO BRING THE WORLD TO AN END IF THEY COME IN, IF THEY KEEP POWER IN THE HOUSE. SO I THINK THAT’S GOING INTO A LOT OF VOTERS CALCULATIONS. THIS IS NEGATIVE PARTICIPANT PARTIZANSHIP IN REGARD LOSS OF WHAT YOUR PARTY OR WHAT YOUR IS DOING YOU’RE GOING TO VOTE FOR THEM. LET’S TALK ABOUT JOHN KERRY. OBVIOUSLY, YOU’VE GOT A LOT OF MONEY, A JAW DROPPING AMOUNT OF MONEY ON HAND FOR A US SENATE RACE FOR LOUISIANA. THE STATE DEMOCRATIC PARTY BACKED ALL THREE OF THE CHALLENGERS RUNNING AGAINST THEM. THEY ESSENTIALLY ENDORSED THREE. DOES SOMETHING LIKE THAT HELP OR HURT THOSE CANDIDATES? WAS ALREADY A HEAVY LIFT AND AN UPHILL BATTLE TO. BEAT HIM AS IT WAS. I DON’T THINK IT DOES. THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY ANY FAVORS BY SPLITTING THEIR ENDORSEMENTS. ALL THREE CANDIDATES, YOU’VE GOT TO PUT YOUR MONEY ON THE HORSE. YOU THINK CAN WIN AND DEVOTE RESOURCES BECAUSE IT IS A VERY, VERY TOUGH SLOG FOR DEMOCRATS IN THIS STATE. AND SO THEY NEED TO GET EVERY ADVANTAGE AT THEIR DISPOSAL AND, YOU KNOW, JOHN KENNEDY, I THINK HE HAS MORE MONEY THAN THE TOTAL THAT THE DEMOCRATS HAVE RAISED. SO THAT PUTS HIM CERTAINLY IN THE CATBIRD SEAT. BUT, YEAH, YOU KNOW, THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY HAS, YOU KNOW, SOME SERIOUS PROBLEMS IN THE STATE AND NEEDS TO BE START BUILDING UP ITS ORGANIZATION FROM THE UP AND BEGIN, YOU KNOW, BASICALLY ENDORSING CANDIDATES WHO THEY FEEL CAN WIN. YEAH. NOW, I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE WATCHING THIS ARE NODDING THEIR HEAD PROBABLY AGREEING WITH YOU. LET’S TALK ABOUT SOMETHING ELSE THAT GETS UNDER WAY, EARLY VOTING. WE HAVE A LOT OF MUNICIPAL LOCAL RACES, IF YOU WILL, A LOT OF JUDGESHIPS. THERE ARE TWO I MEAN, IT’S A BOAT TRAFFIC COURT THAT’S AN APPEALS COURT JUDGESHIP. THERE’S A LOT OF OTHER LOCAL RACES. PLAQUEMINES PARISH PRESIDENT HARRIS HAD MAYOR HAMMOND, MAYOR, DOES EARLY VOTING HAVE AN IMPACT IN ANY OF THOSE RACES? AND HOW IMPORTANT IS EARLY VOTING NOW? IT SEEMS LIKE IT’S MORE OF A CONVENIENCE THING FOR A LOT PEOPLE, I THINK. I THINK YOU’RE ABSOLUTELY RIGHT THAT PEOPLE HAVE BECOME ACCUSTOMED TO EARLY VOTING AND SO CAMPAIGNS HAVE ADJUSTED. AS A MATTER OF FACT. AND SO THEY’RE TO MAKE SURE THEY GET THEIR PEOPLE TO THE EARLY BECAUSE YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN ON ELECTION DAY. COULD THE WEATHER COULD TURN NASTY IN THAT REDUCES TURNOUT AND YOUR PEOPLE DON’T SHOW SO EARLY VOTING MATTERS. WE KEEP SEEING AN INCREASE IN THE NUMBER EARLY VOTERS LAST TIME WAS 315,000 EARLY VOTERS AND I SUSPECT THAT THAT THAT NUMBER WILL GO UP THIS TIME AS PEOPLE BECOME MORE ACCUSTOMED, ​​AND THAT IS AS CAMPAIGNS BECOME MORE ACCUSTOMED TO AS WELL, IN TERMS OF IDENTIFYING THEIR SUPPORTERS AND GETTING TO THE POLLS EARLY AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE. YOU DID A QUALITY OF LIFE POLL AT UNO. WE’RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT THAT LAST QUESTION HERE ON LOCAL. HAS IT BEEN HO HUM? I MEAN, WE HAVE A BIG SENATE RACE BETWEEN NANCY LANDRY AND ROYCE DUPLESSIS, A LOT OF OTHER RACES WHERE YOU KIND OF KNOW THINGS ARE GOING ON BENEATH THE SURFACE. BUT NONE OF THAT’S BUBBLED UP TO THE TOP JUST YET. IT’S KIND OF BY THE NUMBERS SO FAR. IT IS BY THE NUMBERS. AND MAYBE THAT’S WHAT WE ARE MORE KIND OF QUIET, PLACID CAMPAIGN. YOU KNOW, IT’S USUALLY WHEN THEY START THROWING BOMBS AT EACH OTHER AS WHEN THEY GET ALL THE MEDIA ATTENTION. AND THAT’S, YOU KNOW, PEOPLE UNDERSTAND WHAT’S ON IN TERMS OF, OH, THERE’S A CAMPAIGN HAPPENING. SO AGAIN, IT’S AGAIN, ONE OF THESE KIND OF LOW KEY CAMPAIGNS, YOU KNOW, NOT A LOT OF DOESN’T SEEM TO BE LIKE A LOT OF DISAGREEMENT BETWEEN THE TWO CANDIDATES OR EVEN A LOT OF DISTANCE BETWEEN THE TWO CANDIDATES. NOW, SO, YOU KNOW, I THINK THAT THAT’S JUST GOING TO COME DOWN TO MOBILIZATION, THAT THEY’VE IDENTIFIED WHO THEIR SUPPORTERS ARE, AND THEN THEY’RE GOING TO COME FOMENT THEIR AD WAR WITH THEIR GROUND GAME TO GET THEIR FOLKS TO THE POLLS. ALL RIGHT. LET’S TALK ABOUT THE RECENT YOU DID IT THIS WEEK, QUALITY OF LIFE SURVEY. A LOT OF TIME WAS PUT INTO THIS ONE BECAUSE YOU ALL HAD THE TIME WITH KOBE BRYANT FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE. DOES IT SEEM LIKE THE UNDERLYING THEME THAT REALLY PEOPLE RIGHT NOW, NO MATTER WHERE YOU LIVE, RICH, POOR, BLACK, WHITE, YOUNG, NO MATTER WHAT NEIGHBORHOOD, JEFFERSON OR LANE IS CRIME, THE UNDERLYING THEME OF YOUR QUALITY OF LIFE FOR CRIME IS THE DOMINANT THEME IN OUR QUALITY OF LIFE. ALL THAT CRIME IS REALLY WEIGHING DOWN THE CITY THAT PEOPLE NOW ARE DISSATISFIED LIFE AND ORLEANS PARISH THEY IT’S BECOME A WORSE PLACE TO LIVE OVER THE LAST FIVE YEARS. YOU KNOW, 62% OF ALL INDIANS PERCEIVE CRIME AS INCREASING. AND SO CRIME IS THE DOMINANT ISSUE. AND OF COURSE, THEY’RE UNHAPPY WITH THE QUALITY OF POLICE PROTECTION. THEY’RE UNHAPPY WITH THE PERFORMANCE OF THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM. LOW APPROVAL RATINGS FOR THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY FOR THE POLICE SUPERINTENDENT WITH A PAIR OF SHERIFF OR THE CRIMINAL COURTS. SO THEY ALL HAVE NEGATIVE NET APPROVAL RATINGS. AND THEN, OF COURSE, THEY’RE UNHAPPY WITH THE MAYOR, 31% JOB APPROVAL AND, YOU KNOW, SHE’S SHE’S THE HEAD OF THE CITY. SHE’S THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE. AND WHEN THINGS GO WRONG, PEOPLE GOING TO ASSIGN BLAME TO HER. SO, YEAH, CRIME IS REALLY THE JUST UTTER, COMPLETE DOMINANT ISSUE IN THIS. YEAH. AND LOOK, I THINK YOU LIVE IN NEW ORLEANS. I SAW A LOT OF PEOPLE WATCHING THIS. I THINK EVERYBODY IS HOPING THAT THE CRIME ISSUE GETS SETTLED AND SOLVED HERE BY A LOT OF THOSE ELECTED LEADERS. BECAUSE YOU AND I ALWAYS TALK THIS WITH A LOT OF THE POWER COMES RESPONSIBILITY. AND THE RESPONSIBILITY IS YOU HAVE TO TAKE THE GOOD WITH THE BAD IS THAT BASICALLY YET IN A NUTSHELL, IF YOU’RE THE MAYOR, THE POLICE CHIEF, THE DA, YOU CAN CLAIM THE GOOD. BUT WHEN IT’S BAD, YOU HAVE TO TAKE IT TO THEN THEY CAN MAKE CLAIM ALL THE CLAIMS THEY WANT. BUT FOR US ABOUT PUBLIC PERCEPTION, RIGHT? IT’S NOT ABOUT THE OBJECTIVE REALITY THAT, YOU KNOW, IF PEOPLE PERCEIVE THINGS AS BAD, THEN THAT’S WHAT THEY’RE GOING TO COMMUNICATE TO THEIR PUBLIC OFFICIALS. AND SO THIS IS WHAT THEY’RE COMMUNICATING IN THIS POLL IS THAT THEY ARE VERY UNHAPPY WITH THE DIRECTION OF THE CITY. THEY DON’T THINK THAT THE, YOU KNOW, LOCAL GOVERNMENT, LOCAL POLICE ARE PROTECTING THEM FROM CRIME. SO CRIME SEEMS TO BE OUT OF HAND, BUT THERE DOESN’T SEEM TO BE ANY REAL EFFORT TO DEAL WITH IT. WE HAVE A DIMINISHING POLICE FORCE AND SO PEOPLE ARE KIND OF WONDERING, YOU KNOW, WHERE IS THIS GOING TO END? I YOU KNOW, POLITICAL SCIENCE DIRECTOR, POLITICAL PROFESSOR THERE, DR. EDGE NOW, GREAT JOB ON THE RESEARCH. I MAY NOT BE WHAT PEOPLE WANT TO HEAR BUT IS THE COLD HARD FACTS OF WHAT PEOPLE THINK IN THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS RIGHT. ARE WE TALKING TO YOU MUCH MORE NOW AND ELECTION AS WE WILL HAVE A LOT TO TALK ABOUT THINGS START HEAT UP IN THE FINAL COUPLE OF DAYS HERE. WE APPRECIATE YOUR TIME THAT IS ALL THE TIME THAT WE HAVE FOR THE HOTLINE TRAVERS MACKEL. YOU CAN SEE THIS ENTIRE SEGMENT STARTING MONDAY ON OUR WEBSITE, WDSU D

Louisiana GeauxVote app experiencing technical difficulties

The Louisiana GeauxVote app and website are experiencing technical difficulties on Election Day. The Louisiana secretary of state confirmed the technical issues in a tweet on Tuesday morning. This comes after the polls opened at 6 am for the open congressional primary election. The secretary of state asked anyone with problems to contact their parish register or contact their office by email at elections@sos.la.gov.There was no estimated time for restoration provided by the Secretary of State’s Office.

The Louisiana GeauxVote app and website are experiencing technical difficulties on Election Day.

The Louisiana secretary of state confirmed the technical issues in a tweet on Tuesday morning.

This comes after the polls opened at 6 am for the open congressional primary election.

The secretary of state asked anyone with problems to contact their parish register or contact their office by email at elections@sos.la.gov.

This content is imported from Twitter. You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information, at their web site.

There was no estimated time for restoration provided by the Secretary of State’s Office.

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