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Romney wins Louisiana, as first results come in

Published: Tuesday, Nov. 6 2012 7:30 p.m. MST

Jerome Williams signs in as he prepares to vote in his first presidential election, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012 in Shreveport, La.

The ( Shreveport ) Times, Douglas Collier, Associated Press

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Republican Mitt Romney easily won Louisiana's eight electoral votes, and most of the state's incumbent congressmen are expected to coast to re-election.

Romney's success in Louisiana had been so expected Tuesday that neither candidate did much campaigning in the state in advance of the election.

Turnout was brisk as voters decided on the presidential race.

Also on the ballot in Louisiana are six U.S. House races, nine constitutional amendments and an open seat for the Louisiana Supreme Court. Local parish elections include school board seats, city council jobs and mayor's races.

The most hotly-contested congressional race is between Republican U.S. Reps. Charles Boustany and Jeff Landry, who were merged into the same district.

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