Louisiana primary totals: Do or die for Newt? UPDATE

UPDATE:  Santorum sweeps with 49%. Romney 27%, Gingrich 16%, Paul 6%

With 46 delegates up for grabs in Louisiana — 20 of which will be awarded proportionally based on the results of today’s primary, this result will likely impact Newt Gingrich more than the three other competitors for the Republican nomination. The state’s GOP party rules require that a candidates capture at least 25 percent of the popular vote to qualify for at-large delegates. The remaining delegates will be allotted by means of a caucus and state convention next month.

Newt Gingrich has spent a week in the state, well aware that his political fortunes hang in the balance. Talk has grown stronger for him to drop out of the presidential race as his delegate numbers continue to flag.

Louisiana has a significant Catholic population, which doesn’t bode well for LDS Romney. Gingrich is a Catholic convert, but chances are that the momentum will be with Santorum, especially since he advocated voting for Obama if he doesn’t get the GOP nomination.

Interest among Louisiana voters is said to be high.

CLICK THIS LINK FOR REAL-TIME, UPDATED LOUISIANA VOTE TOTALS.

Check out the delegate calculator here. Then take a look at the scorecard by state.

8 Responses to Louisiana primary totals: Do or die for Newt? UPDATE

  1. American Patriot says:

    Goodbye Gingrich. Time to take Callista on another Greek island cruise. No rush getting back.

  2. State Committeeman says:

    Paul and Gingrich both need to get out. This is a two man race. Santorum lost me with his recent support of Obama quote. What a team player this guy is! Santorum will not be the GOP nominee. No way will I vote for Obama.

  3. Anthem Al says:

    I’ve been around long enough to witness a whole lot of elections. Except for John F. Kennedy’s presidential race back in 1960, and all of the hullabaloo surrounding the pope running the country if a Catholic was elected president, I have no recollection of religion being so prominent a topic as it is now. I’m getting tired of this irrational distraction. We need to address the real problems facing this nation and do so pronto.

  4. NightOwl says:

    Gingrich will have to get out. Who in their right mind will continue to donate to his imploding campaign?

  5. Villanova says:

    I’m not a Gingrich fan, but this is important to consider: This presidential campaign has degenerated past the issues affecting all Americans to religion and now race.

    Gingrich spoke up after Obama personalized the shooting of black teenager Trayvon Martin, when Obama said “If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon. I think Trayvon’s parents are right to expect that all of us as Americans are going to take this with the seriousness it deserves, and we are going to get to the bottom of exactly what happened.”

    Gingrich took exception to Obama’s comments saying they were “disgraceful.”

    “It’s not a question of who that young man looked like,” Gingrich said. “Any young American of any ethnic background should be safe, period. We should all be horrified, no matter what the ethnic background. Is the president suggesting that, if it had been a white who’d been shot, that would be OK, because it wouldn’t look like him? That’s just nonsense.”

    Although Gingrich was absolutely right, an Obama mouthpiece has called his comments “reprehensible.”

    • Seen It All says:

      Just more evidence that our nation has been degenerating into a race-baiting sewer since Obama took office. He and his cronies appear to forget that it was the Republican Party that did away with slavery and white Americans who stood strong in the fight for civil rights. At the onset of the movement, three young white men, James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner, were killed by KKK members in Mississippi as they worked on behalf of black civil rights.

  6. Jackie J says:

    Once again, the South made it about religion.

    Does anyone really believe that Romney lost the state by this margin over policy disagreements?

    I look forward to Santorum getting stomped in the coming weeks.

  7. Another LD11 PC says:

    Once again, conservatives should not listen to mainstream media.

    ZERO delegates were elected, identified or bound to any candidate in the Louisiana primary. They are a caucus and convention state, a real one, not like Arizona.