Louisiana to send 61 democrats to national convention
The Louisiana Democratic Party announced Louisiana’s full delegation to the Democratic National Convention. Based on the results of the July 11 Presidential Primary, all Louisiana delegates are awarded to Vice President Biden.
“This delegate election showcased the best of our party, and we’re so inspired by all of the candidates who stepped up to run. I’m incredibly proud to work with these convention delegates as we build our party’s platform and nominate Joe Biden as the next President of the United States,” Sen. Karen Carter Peterson, Chair of the Louisiana Democratic Party said. “These leaders reflect the rich diversity of our state and party, and I know they’ll represent Louisiana well at this historic convention.”
Louisiana has a total of 61 delegates and 4 alternates, including 35 district level delegates, seven party leaders and elected officials delegates, 12 at-large delegates, and four alternates. Louisiana Democrats met or exceeded the vast majority of diversity goals and will send its most diverse delegation to a national convention ever.
The Democratic National Convention will take place virtually on August 17-20, where delegates will elect a Democratic nominee for president and outline the party’s platform for the next four years.