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The Count: votes cast by Louisiana delegates for Hillary Clinton at the Democratic National Convention 


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Flanked by New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and former U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu, state Sen. Karen Carter Peterson, D-New Orleans, delivered the state's 85-seconds-long roll call vote, with 14 votes for Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and 45 "for the first woman President of the United States, Hillary Rodham Clinton."

  "We will not be defined by any natural disaster, nor will we be defined by any act of senseless violence because we are one Louisiana," said Peterson, chair of the state's Democratic Party. "Louisiana knows that love trumps hate. We're a melting pot of beautiful cultures — Cajun, Creoles. We fish, we hunt. We like Rex and Mardi Gras. We like Zulu."

  Clinton led the Louisiana Democratic primary March 5 with 71 percent of the vote. Sanders received 23 percent.

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