Democrats thought they had Donald Trump on the ropes.
The Fake News Media battered the President with bad headlines in hopes of pushing the impeachment narrative to the point of inevitability.
But Donald Trump just scored one major victory that had him smiling from ear to ear.
Louisiana is one of the three states holding its gubernatorial election this year.
Democrat John Bel Edwards is the incumbent and he faced two Republican challengers in the state’s “jungle primary.”
Under this system, all candidates appear on the ballot and the top two finishers – regardless of their party affiliation – head to the General Election runoff unless one candidate reaches the 50 percent threshold, and in that case is declared the winner.
Edwards was polling in the mid to high 40s and some pundits believed there was a chance he could avoid a runoff due to Republican voters abandoning the President in the face of the impeachment witch hunt.
That proved to be wishful thinking.
The President held a primary-eve rally in Louisiana and implored Republican voters to turn out and support one of the two GOP candidates challenging Edwards to force a runoff.
That is exactly what happened as Edward won only 47 percent of the vote and will now face Republican businessman Eddie Rispone in the November runoff.
The Daily Caller reports:
The 2019 Louisiana gubernatorial election will be decided by a runoff election on November 16 after none of the candidates achieved more than 50% of the vote in the state’s gubernatorial primary.
Democratic incumbent John Bel Edwards won a plurality with 46.6% of the vote in October 12’s primary, but it was not enough to secure him outright victory. Edwards will face Republican businessman Eddie Rispone, who received 27.4% of the vote, in November’s runoff.
Despite Edwards’ plurality, President Donald Trump tweeted a congratulations to both the state of Louisiana and Rispone
“Congratulations to the Great State of Louisiana. A big night. You will soon have a new and wonderful Governor, Eddie Rispone,” the president said.
A general rule of thumb is that if the top finisher in a primary fails to reach 50 percent, then their primary vote total is their ceiling for the General Election.
In this case, the Democrat fell short of 50 percent and enters the election with only 47 percent of the voters committed to supporting them.
That spells bad news Democrats.
We will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.