political scientists

Area political scientists have takeaways from Tuesday's election returns.

Louisiana’s big turnout matters, according to Greg Granger a professor of history and political science at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches. Granger said turnout was high, despite the fact that many races were uneventful contests.

"When we have a tight election, I think people think their vote matters more, and they're more likely to turn out,” Granger said.