— The crucial cultural dividing line in Louisiana has always been north-south. Those who live in north Louisiana are mostly Protestant, speak with a familiar Southern twang and, in the modern era, voted heavily Republican. But rural South Louisiana is more Catholic, the accent is like nothing else (as anyone knows listening to the L.S.U. “If you saw pine trees, you were in a more Protestant and Republican area.”Yet as Louisiana voters go to the polls Saturday to decide the highly competitive runoff for governor between Gov. Mr. Edwards, a pro-gun, anti-abortion-rights native of a small town, has spent much of his time in Louisiana’s cities as the campaign wound down.
Source: New York Times November 16, 2019 06:56 UTC