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Scott says Nelson concedes Florida Senate race

Scott issued a statement Sunday saying Nelson "graciously conceded" their Senate race shortly after the state's recount ended.

  Judge rules on requests by Abrams campaign

Trump ‘pissed at damn near everyone,’ White House sources say

Gov. Edwards touts Louisiana’s criminal justice reform in California

Freshman class of 116th Congress invades Washington

AG Landry to run for re-election, not governor

Kennedy clashes with Edwards after audit uncovers millions in Medicaid waste

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  Melania Trump calls for firing of White House adviser

Florida recount chugs along as more irregularities surface

Judge: Sides in Florida recount should ‘ramp down’ rhetoric

Man arrested for Election Day gunshots in WI allegedly threatened to ‘air out’ polling places

Florida Sec. of State orders ballot recount in Senate, governor, cabinet races

37 vote victory in Minden mayor’s race

La. midterm turnout projected to surpass number in 2015 gubernatorial election

Louisiana voters did not disappoint and stormed the polls for Tuesday’s midterm election.

Colorado voted to abolish slavery in their state – in 2018

Slavery was allowed in cases where it was punishment for a crime

  Shreveport Mayoral runoff campaign underway

Political newcomer Democrat Adrian Perkins, followed in second place by fellow Democrat incumbent Ollie Tyler.

Brian Kemp steps down as secretary of state after declaring victory over Stacey Abrams in Georgia governor’s race

Kemp has just above 50 percent of the vote. A runoff only happens if no candidate is above that percentage.

CNN reporter has White House access revoked after contentious news conference

Shreveport City Council winners look ahead

Arkansas voters approve minimum wage hike

Judge rejects motion to move case over Confederate monument

Jeff Sessions out as attorney general

Trump celebrates GOP midterm victories despite loss of House to Democrats

All NWLA parishes, except Sabine, vote to legalize fantasy sports betting

Voters in eight of the nine parishes in the ArkLaTex voted to legalize fantasy sports gambling like DraftKings and FanDuel in Tuesday’s election.

Adrian Perkins will challenge Ollie Tyler in mayoral runoff

The mayoral race in Shreveport is headed for a runoff as no candidate secured enough votes to win the seat outright in Tuesday’s open primary election.

Perkins, Tyler split early voting in Shreveport mayoral race

Mayor Ollie Tyler and Adrian Perkins lead the race to become Shreveport's Mayor after early voting.

WATCH: Live coverage of Election Day results

Join us here at KSLA.com and on the KSLA News 12 app for live elections coverage from 8 to 10 p.m. Then we'll have team coverage with the latest results and reactions from voters and the candidates on KSLA News 12 at 10.

What happened to the ‘I Voted’ stickers?

Voters across the state are feeling naked Tuesday after walking out of their precincts without an ‘I Voted’ sticker. The Secretary of State’s Office (SOS) says it did not budget for the stickers this year.

Shreveport voter turnout is expected to exceed statewide figures

If you have not made it to the polls on this midterm election day there's still time to do so. In fact, turnout has been the big question with this 2018 midterm election.

Man not allowed to wear Trump shirt votes shirtless

Be careful what you’re wearing to vote Tuesday.

Facebook blocks accounts for possible election meddling by Russia and others

On Sunday evening, Facebook was notified of the online activity, which may be linked to foreign entities.

Texarkana Arkansas voters head to polls in droves

Crowds turned out to make their voices heard at the voting location on Hickory Street.

Get an Uber, Lyft, Lime to cast your vote on Election Day, use promo code for discounts

Uber, Lyft, Zipcar, Lime and others want to help Americans get to the polls on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6.

iShuttle offering free rides to the polls for seniors

The company is offering free rides to seniors 65 and up to the polls. They will come and pick seniors up at their homes and bring them to the polls and back home for free.

How to report suspected voter fraud

The United States Attorney’s Office, the FBI, and the Department of Justice say they all stand ready to review and investigate any allegations of voter fraud in Tuesday’s general election.

Last-minute election preps well underway

As anticipation builds for election day on Tuesday, behind the scenes there's been a flurry of activity on this election eve.

Rihanna says she doesn’t want Trump using her song at his ‘tragic rallies’

Last year, the singer entrepreneur referred to the president as an “Immoral Pig” when he banned citizens from Muslim majority countries from entering the U.S. (Source: Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)

Pizza to the Polls delivers free pies to voters stuck in long lines

Pizza to the Polls takes reports of long polling lines and then sends pizza to those locations.

In Georgia, online voting database problem leads to countercharge of hacking

Georgia's online voter database morphed into a last-minute curveball in one of the nation's hottest governor's races, with Republican nominee Brian Kemp making a hacking allegation against Democrats just as reports emerged of a gaping vulnerability in a system that Kemp controls as secretary of stat

What you need to know for Election Day

A Parish-by-Parish Election Day Guide For the Baton Rouge Area

These 2018 midterm candidates can make history with a victory

Candidates for governor, House and US Senate seats will make history as people of color, women and LGBTQ candidates are on 2018 midterm election ballots.

Pink wave: Women poised for political leadership in 2018 midterms

Even though women make up half the population of the U.S., they only make up about 20 percent of Congress.

Future of Caddo Parish parks left to voters

The future of Caddo Parish public facilities and recreation is uncertain. Voters will decide on election day whether or not to renew a .83 millage, or tax, which funds 98 percent of Caddo’s parks and its operations.

Governor meets with drilling, cyber security experts on last day of trip in Israel

Thursday was the last day of Governor John Bel Edwards’ trip to Israel. The Louisiana delegation met with business experts in drilling and cyber security.

La. governor meets with Israeli prime minister

It’s been a busy week for the governor and the Louisiana delegation, but hard to find a more important meeting than this one. On Wednesday, Governor John Bel Edwards met with the Israeli prime minister.

Barbra Streisand to release anti-Trump album and star in ‘Carpool Karaoke’

Barbra Streisand has released a new political song aimed at Pres. Donald Trump called "Don't Lie to Me."

DOJ: Pipe bomb suspect searched targets, photos online

Cesar Sayoc's cellphone contains photos of some of his alleged intended victims, the letter adds, including George Soros, the homes of Obama and former Vice President Joe Biden, and the driver's license belonging to Michelle Obama.

La. governor, delegation debriefed on unrest in Middle East

An Israeli soldier explained the nation’s defense concerns to Governor John Bel Edwards and the Louisiana delegation to Israel Tuesday. The group then toured Golan Heights, an historic and often disputed point that gives its occupants the high ground in battle.

Caddo Parish early votes surpass 2014 totals

The number of Caddo voters casting early ballots thus far this year is up 1.4 percent when compared to the most recent midterm and Shreveport mayoral election in 2014.

LSU hosts secretary of state candidate forum

LSU hosed a forum Monday night featuring the candidates running for Louisiana Secretary of State in the November 6 election.

Campbell VP who tweeted Soros conspiracy theory leaves company

On Twitter on Monday, Kelly Johnston alleged the Open Society Foundations, which was founded by businessman and activist George Soros, was assisting the caravan by providing what he called “troop carriers” and “rail cars.”

Troops may be sent to halt caravan at border

The U.S. is expected to send troops to the border as part of a plan to prevent a migrant caravan from entering the country.

Migrant caravan continues march toward US border

Thousands of migrants continue walking north as part of a caravan.

Defense Secretary Mattis may send at least 800 troops to southern border

Mattis may send around 800 troops to help border patrol agents when the caravan of migrants reaches the U.S.-Mexico border.

Mail bombs target Obama, Clinton, other Democrats

President Trump said the FBI will find whomever sent explosive devices to former President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, George Soros and other Democratic figures.

U.S. Senate campaign office for Rep. Beto O’Rourke opens in Marshall, TX

As the midterm elections near, the U.S. Senate race in Texas continues to heat up.Democratic Rep. Beto O’Rourke is challenging incumbent Republican Sen. Ted Cruz’s re-election bid.

Shreveport mayoral candidate: Anna Marie Arpino

“I believe the mayor needs to go out and be the marketer for the city. Right now we are bottom of the list.”

Trump struggles for a plan should the migrant caravan arrive

Trump said he had alerted Border Patrol and the military and called for a change in laws, and said that people of Middle Eastern descent had joined the group. He later acknowledged that his claim was only a hunch. "They could very well be," he said. "There's no proof of anything."

Shreveport mayoral candidate profile: Ollie Tyler

"In the fight against crime, figures show both violent crime and property crime are down in recent years overall."

Elections 2018: Shreveport mayoral candidate Jim Taliaferro

Jim Taliaferro says his first move as Shreveport's mayor would be to look at each department's budget, cut waste and abuse and allocate any money saved to other places.

Migrants pause to honor dead man, rest, still far from US

The caravan, estimated to include more than 7,000 people, had advanced about 45 miles since crossing the border from Guatemala, and still faced more than 1,000 miles, and likely much further, to the end of the journey.

Early voting dates and locations in Louisiana, Texas, and Arkansas

Early voting for the 2018 midterm elections begins this week in Louisiana, Texas, and Arkansas. Use the early voting guide below to find out dates, times, and locations for early voting in your county.

Louisianans to vote on unanimous jury amendment in November election

Both the democratic and republican parties of Louisiana support the bill. The District Attorney's Association does not.

5 mayoral hopefuls field questions about Shreveport’s finances

KSLA News 12 viewers and others heard firsthand Thursday evening from five of the eight candidates vying to be the next mayor of Shreveport.

5 Shreveport mayoral candidates field questions during forum at SUSLA

KSLA News 12, SUSLA and the Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce co-sponsored The Shreveport Mayoral Forum Thursday, October 18th.

Challenge for indicted Republicans: Win re-election

Two Republican congressmen trying to win re-election while under indictment in a fresh test of partisanship in the Trump era

GOP on defense to explain pre-existing condition protections

Republican candidates who are still calling for repeal of the Obama-era health care law find themselves on the defensive about how they will preserve protections for people with pre-existing medical conditions

Elections 2018: Shreveport mayoral candidate Adrian Perkins

Shreveport mayoral candidate Adrian Perkins says he knows the first thing he’d do if elected. “First thing I’d do as mayor is I’d ask the police chief to resign and starting looking for a new police chief.”

Elections 2018: DeSoto Parish sheriff draws a challenger

Mansfield Police Chief Gary Hobbs is running to unseat DeSoto Parish Sheriff Jayson Richardson in elections to be held Nov. 6. They are vying to serve the final two years of former Sheriff Rodney’s Arbuckle’s term.

Elections 2018: Louisiana voters to consider fantasy sports gaming

Fantasy sports gambling is illegal in Louisiana. But come Nov. 6, voters will get the opportunity to consider making it legal in their parish. And that has battle lines drawn between those who see the need for revenue and those who have or help people who have a gambling problem.

Elections 2018: Shreveport mayoral candidate Steven Jackson

His is one of the more recognizable names in the Shreveport mayoral race. And Steven Jackson, the Caddo commissioner who last year served as that panel’s president, says he’s the candidate who can hit the ground running. “I think I’m the candidate that comes in Day One with a vision and a plan.”

Today is the last day to register to vote in LA

Louisiana residents have until midnight to register online.

Which candidate for Shreveport Mayor leads the pack in campaign fundraising?

A look at how much money has been raised and spent with less than a month to go

Gov. Edwards heading to Israel on economic development trip

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards and others will travel to Israel later this month on an economic development mission.

$167,500 settles Schedler harassment case

Louisiana is paying $149,075 to end a sexual misconduct lawsuit against former Secretary of State Tom Schedler that was filed by one of his former employees, the Associated Press reports.

Elections 2018: Blanchard’s mayor seeks re-election

Two people - incumbent Jim Galambos and Blanchard businessman Steve Umling - are vying for the top seat in Blanchard on Nov. 6.

Two vying to be Minden’s mayor

Vying to succeed Tommy Davis as mayor of Minden are Terry Gardner, a Republican, and William “Winky” Newer, a Democrat.

Caddo nets 500 new voters for Nov. 6 elections

Caddo Registrar of Voters Ernie Roberson said voter registration has been steady. That translates into an increase in the number of people on the voting rolls for the Nov. 6 elections.

Vivian mayoral candidates sound off ahead of Nov. 6 elections

Vivian Mayor Michael Van Schoick is not seeking re-election to that post. So town voters will be asked Nov. 6 to decide between Amanda Florence Austin and Ronnie Festavan as their next mayor.

There’s some mystery in GOP-funded Shreveport mayoral poll

A new poll is delivering some good news for Republicans in the Shreveport Mayoral race.

Kavanaugh confirmation all but assured; Collins will vote yes on Supreme Court nomination

Sen. Susan Collins says she will vote to confirm Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.