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Election History in Louisiana

June 3, 2010

Jim Bradshaw has posted a short history of a ruling by then District Attorney Richard Putnam that changed how elections were held in this area.

"Louisiana politics being what they generally are, electioneering was at a fever pitch in late February 1952 when then-District Attorney (later federal judge) Richard Putnam threw his big monkey wrench into things. He ruled it was illegal to get people stinking drunk, haul them to the polls, and then cast their vote for them if they couldn't do it themselves." Click Here to Read his posting in