Louisiana Secretary of State Race Turns Sour by Election Day

Republican candidates in the Louisiana secretary of state’s race ramped up attacks against their opponents heading into Election Day, in a competition expected to head to a December runoff to choose a winner.

Louisiana’s six incumbent U.S. House members, however, hoped to avoid such a scenario and simply win outright Tuesday against challengers who lagged them in fundraising and outreach capacity.

Six constitutional amendments — including a prominent proposal to end the use of non-unanimous juries to convict people of felony crimes — are on the ballot. Voters also will decide on a parish-by-parish basis whether to legalize online fantasy sports contests for cash prizes…

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