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Happening Today: High Louisiana voter turnout helps Trump triumph

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -

In Louisiana, as expected, there was a high voter turnout for the 2016 election.

Donald Trump ended up winning the state 58 to 38 percent.

President Obama called Trump this morning and invited him to the White House Thursday for a meeting.

Over 67 percent of registered Louisiana voters turned out for this year’s election, according to the Louisiana Secretary of State.

That met the expectation for the year.

Over two million ballots were cast in Louisiana and over half of them to Trump. Clinton ended the evening with 779,000 votes.

Clinton won Orleans Parish with 81 percent of the vote.

Voter turnout was high in the state as was the number of people who did not make it to the polls.

Of the 3-million qualified voters nearly one-third did not cast a vote in this election.

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