Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has won the state of Louisiana, the Associated Press reported at 9:30 p.m.
Trump made national news when he and his running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, visited Baton Rouge in the aftermath of severe flooding in August.
"I just appreciate his passion," Terry Phinney, a church maintenance supervisor, told the Los Angeles Times after Trump's visit. "When he looked me in the eye and shook my hand, it felt real. The guy is down here for more than just a vote. I feel like this is legit. So he's got my vote."
Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton did not visit the state during the flooding — and Trump attacked her for it, claiming that, as he often has during the campaign, she didn't have the stamina to be president. Trump tweeted Clinton was "sleeping" instead.
Trump has led in the polls in Louisiana, often by double digits. A recent RealClearPolitics average of state polls put him ahead by 16.3 percentage points.
FiveThirtyEight reported Trump had about a 99% chance of winning the state.
Louisiana has 8 electoral votes.