Louisiana Voters Support Marijuana Legalization and Are Split on Mandatory Vaccines for College Students

April 30, 2021

A majority of Louisiana’s voters support legalization of recreational marijuana, according to a new poll by Dr. Edward E. Chervenak and Dr. Anthony Licciardi on a behalf of the University of New Orleans Survey Research Center. Respondents were also asked if they thought college students should be required to receive a Covid-19 vaccination before returning […]

Are Solange Knowles, Big Freedia, and Drew Brees Good Voters?

December 17, 2020

What makes someone a good voter?  It’s not what you originally may think: who people vote for, but rather how many times they vote. This is one of those rare instances where quantity truly is better than quality.  To judge “good voters” political scientists will look at individual’s voting records, rating them based on how […]

The Advantage is Not Fair: Elite Campaigns in the Era of Social Distancing

May 4, 2020

“Campaigns using cutting edge technology are leaving their luddite competitors in the dust.” Dr. Tony Licciardi University of New Orleans Political Scientist NEW ORLEANS, LA – May 3, 2020 Many Louisiana campaigns are at a complete standstill in the COVID19 era of social distancing. There are no festivals or events to attend for candidates and […]

Most Louisiana Voters Oppose Full Marijuana Legalization, One Poll Finds

April 24, 2020

While 11 states plus the District of Columbia have now legalized recreational use of marijuana, a 2020 Louisiana opinion poll shows that a majority of registered voters still oppose legalization – but that number has decreased slightly.  The poll was sponsored by Louisiana Public Opinion, LLC, and conducted by My People Vote in association with […]

Is Universal Mail-In Balloting Right for Louisiana?

April 19, 2020

Note: This is an opinion piece only and does not necessarily reflect the views of the editorial board.  Freshman Louisiana State Representative, Mandie Landry (D) New Orleans, has offered HB 419 to level the playing field with an aspect of early voting in Louisiana, mail-in early balloting.  As it stands in Louisiana, any voter who […]

An Unfair Advantage for Some Campaigns?

January 12, 2020

It is not illegal or unethical, but having a My People Vote app subscription is definitely an unfair advantage for political campaigns, when their opponents do not have it. The advantage for campaigns is that the My People Vote app is easy to use. My People Vote developer, Tony Licciardi, said “It gets the wonky […]

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