With Presidential election one month away, some locals struggle over the choices

With Presidential election one month away, some locals struggle over the choices

An estimated 85 percent of Louisiana voters are registered to cast ballots in the Nov. 8 election. It's unclear how many of them will actually will head to the polls, but the state's highest voter participation tends to come in presidential election years.

This year, many voters are turned off by presidential politics and so far, have been reluctant to get excited about either Democrat Hillary Clinton or Republican Donald Trump.
 
"Personally, I think we have two really bad people to pick from," Sharon Dinato from Metairie said. "I know that's a bad thing to say, but it's the truth."
 
Her husband Bob Dinato said, "It's hard to rally behind either one of them. The only thing we can hope for in my opinion is who ever goes in that the Vice President is going to be the guy in charge and call the shots."
 
Sharon added, "I don't know who I'm going to vote for at this point. I'm very frustrated with it to be honest with you."
 
Louisiana party leaders hope voters will take the final month of the campaign to research the candidates and party platforms.
 
They remind voters there are plenty of other elections on the ballot besides the presidential race, including all 6 congressional seats and local judgeships.
 
"In 29 days, we're going to have a new president," Sen. Wesley Bishop said. "It's going to be one or the other. So, whether you need to hold your nose or whatever you have to do. It's important, I think that you cast your ballot."
 
"You have to make a decision in your life and if you have two people that you don't really like, you just have to decide which one you like a little better than the other one," Louisiana Republican Party Chairman Roger Villere said.
 
Most recent polls have Trump leading Clinton in Louisiana by at least 10 percentage points. 
 
Nationally, polls show Clinton leading Trump by at least 5 percentage points.
 


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