Voters head to the polls Saturday to decide Louisiana’s next governor, and Democrat John Bel Edwards and Republican David Vitter will be spending Election Day eve a bit differently.

According to Edwards’ campaign, he will spend the night calling supporters and volunteers as part of get out the vote efforts. Edward has led every poll since the Oct. 24 runoff but needs a strong turnout to win.

Vitter, meanwhile, will be attending a “Real Men” conference in Gonzales, put on by The Church in St. Amant. The conference does not allow women (a frequently asked questions page on the conference website explains that this is to “create a safe place for men.”)

One of the featured speakers at the Real Men event is Dino Rizzo, the Healing Place Church founder who resigned after it was revealed that he had an “inappropriate” relationship with a woman other than his wife.


What to expect at the voting booth Saturday? Check here for a sample Baton Rouge area election ballot

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