The primary was originally scheduled for April 4, but was moved to July 11 amid the coronavirus outbreak. In the 2016 general election, Donald Trump won Louisiana with 58.09% of the vote, compared with Hillary Clinton’s 38.45%. Louisiana voters picked the winning presidential candidate in every election from 1972 to 2004. The streak was broken in 2008, when Republican John McCain won the state but lost the White House. Republicans generally run best around Lake Pontchartrain, Jefferson Parish (suburbs of New Orleans) and northern Louisiana. Social conservatism in particular usually plays well in the northern portion of the state. New Orleans is a Democratic stronghold. Democrats have also had recent success in senatorial and gubernatorial elections in Baton Rouge. Republicans hold the stateLegislature, while Democrats have the governor’s office. The state’s congressional delegation is entirely made up of Republicans save for the 2nd District, which includes most of New Orleans and part of Baton Rouge.