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Sun Dec 22, 2019, 08:59 AM

Voting outside the lines: Why Trump supporters decided to vote for Edwards

BATON ROUGE Every year at Denham Springs Junior High, Elizabeth Rea gives her students a quiz to help them to formulate their own political opinions.

I take it with them, and depending on what kinds of questions are asked, my opinions change over time, she said. On some issues, Im more moderate now as Ive gotten older.

Rea, who used to be the most conservative member of her family, found herself siding with Democratic incumbent John Bel Edwards in last months gubernatorial election.

Edwards remains the only Democratic governor in the Deep South, even though President Donald Trump, who is popular in Louisiana, campaigned strongly against him. To win re-election, Edwards needed support from some voters like Rea who voted for the president in 2016.

Read more: https://www.thetowntalk.com/story/news/local/louisiana/2019/12/20/louisiana-donald-trump-supporters-vote-john-bel-edwards/2703419001/
(Alexandria Town Talk)

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