Requests filed ahead of this fall’s midterm elections arrived just in time to cause headaches for local election officials. These requests are in line with a recent string of targeted requests potentially inspired by election conspiracy theorist Mike Lindell.
Lafayette voters have some weighty decisions on their hands. We’re here to help.
Among Lafayette Parish’s seven members, Republican Jean-Paul Coussan and Democrats Marcus Bryant and Vincent Pierre voted yea and Republicans Beau Beaullieu, Stuart Bishop, Julie Emerson and Jonathan Goudeau voted nay.
If holding off-cycle elections is the parish government’s strategy to raise taxes, it’s a poor one. Research shows that low turnout favors those who oppose taxes.