Of Louisiana’s 3,093,004 registered voters, 2,169,401 cast votes in the 2020 election, putting overall state turnout at about 70.1%. The state swung heavily for incumbent Donald J. Trump, who won its 8 electoral votes with 58.5% of the popular vote. Louisiana has consistently voted for Republican presidential candidates since 2000. Despite the successful reelection of Democrat Governor John Bel Edwards in 2019, Louisiana voted overwhelmingly conservative in 2020.
Louisiana has a bicameral legislature with 39 senators and 105 representatives. Democrats held the majority in both chambers from 1992 to 2011, but Republicans flipped both chambers and have held the majority in both since 2011. Governor John Bel Edwards (D) is not eligible for re-election in 2022, due to term limits.