Candidates for Louisiana Governor urging residents to vote

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Gubernatorial candidates, from left, U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham, Eddie Rispone, and Gov. John Bel Edwards, face each other in the second debate, hosted by Louisiana Public Broadcasting, on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, at Angelle Hall on the campus of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in Lafayette, La. (Brad Bowie /The Daily Advertiser via AP)

(SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – It’s election day in Louisiana and the candidates for governor are urging residents to get out and vote.

Republican Congressman Ralph Abraham was the only major candidate for Louisiana Governor to wait until today to vote.

Abraham cast his ballot in his home town of Alto.

Republican Eddie Rispone took to Twitter to urge residents to get out and vote ahead of tonight’s LSU vs Florida game.

For his part, Democrat John Bel Edwards joined campaign staffers to wave signs down in Baton Rouge.

Polls close tonight at 8 p.m.

If no candidate reached 50 percent, a runoff will be held on November 16.

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