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10/20/2007

Louisiana Election Results (Updated)

Filed under: Politics — DRJ @ 5:44 pm

[Guest post by DRJ]

Louisiana voters went to the polls today to vote for Governor and other state and local offices. The media suggests Republican Bobby Jindal is the favorite but it’s unknown whether he can garner more than 50% of the vote and avoid a runoff.

Click (more) to see results, which will be updated as they come in.

Very early results (as I write this just 14 out of 3,967 precincts have reported) have Jindal-R with 61% of the gubernatorial vote. The only close race is for Lt. Governor in which Democrat Mitch Landrieu led 45%-42%-12% over Republicans Sammy Kershaw and Gary J. Beard. Republicans are competitive or leading in other state-wide races. It looks like Louisiana may be a two-party state.

I’ll update this as the returns come in and feel free to alert me in the comments as more results come in.

Update 1: With 155 precincts reporting, Jindal-R leads with 57%. Next is Walter J. Boasso-D with 17% followed by Foster Campbell-D with 13% and John Georges-N with 11%. A number of candidates round out the field.

Update 2: 375 precincts reporting and Jindal’s lead is down to 53% with Boasso (18%), Campbell (14%), and Georges (12%) trailing.

Update 3: with 632 precincts reporting, Jindal is at 52%, Boasso at 19%, Campbell at 15%, and Georges at 12%.

Update 4: Here’s a map of election results by parish. The returns page isn’t loading or loads slowly, probably as results are updated. I’ll try to update once it’s online.

Update 5: Thanks to Dusty (and to other intrepid election reporters), we were among the first to know that Bobby Jindal is the winner of the Louisiana governor’s race and won’t face a runoff. Mitch Landrieu was elected Lt. Governor, Jay Dardenne returns as Secretary of State, and the Attorney General’s race is a runoff. Final numbers will be posted in Update 6 when available.

Update 6: Final numbers reported just after Midnight with all 3967 precincts reporting. Thanks, Scott.

– DRJ

107 Responses to “Louisiana Election Results (Updated)”

  1. 2,402 of 3,967 precincts reporting

    136,823 18% Walter J. Boasso, D
    98,224 13% Foster Campbell, D
    391,052 53% “Bobby” Jindal, R
    99,022 13% John Georges, N

    Dusty (e28a9f)

  2. 2,748 of 3,967 precincts reporting

    153,812 18% Walter J. Boasso, D
    108,516 13% Foster Campbell, D
    119,236 14% John Georges, N
    441,522 53% “Bobby” Jindal, R

    Dusty (e28a9f)

  3. Good work, Dusty. I hope you don’t mind updating us on this because I can’t access the Secretary of State’s election results website.

    DRJ (67ced6)

  4. np, when their page loads I’ll load yours.

    Dusty (e28a9f)

  5. By the way, the Times of India is following this election closely, no doubt because Jindal is the son of Indian immigrants.

    DRJ (67ced6)

  6. 2,890 of 3,967 precincts reporting

    160,488 18% Walter J. Boasso, D
    113,365 13% Foster Campbell, D
    125,399 14% John Georges, N
    464,766 53% “Bobby” Jindal, R

    Dusty (e28a9f)

  7. Dusty, your the man tonight! I have folks from all over the country in the UK coming to your sight…come with your updates!

    Rayan (05271b)

  8. 2,973 of 3,967 precincts reporting

    165,605 18% Walter J. Boasso, D
    115,808 13% Foster Campbell, D
    130,055 14% John Georges, N
    487,620 53% “Bobby” Jindal, R

    Dusty (e28a9f)

  9. Greetings from San Francisco, Ca….got a party of folks here. The Secretary of State is an idiot!!

    Go…Dusty, Go….!

    They should call this thing…so we can drink!!

    James (05271b)

  10. 3,091 of 3,967 precincts reporting

    174,896 18% Walter J. Boasso, D
    123,050 13% Foster Campbell, D
    136,952 14% John Georges, N
    516,738 53% “Bobby” Jindal, R

    Dusty (e28a9f)

  11. rayan…and Jimmy….

    does this guy have accruate results? The news says otherwise and secretary state page is completly done!!

    Lawrence (05271b)

  12. Greetings, all! Thanks to Dusty our designated driver blogger, we can kick back and enjoy the election returns.

    DRJ (67ced6)

  13. I haven’t seen their map change at all. What’s up with that?

    Dusty (e28a9f)

  14. WAFB is callin’ the race for Jindal!

    LET THE DRINKIN” begin!!!!

    HISTORY< HISTORY!!!!!
    thanks dusty!

    James (05271b)

  15. Boasso just declared its a runoff!! That fat F@#%$

    Lawrence (05271b)

  16. I’m just getting them from their page as it loads… if they are accurate, I’m accurate:

    3,149 of 3,967 precincts reporting

    179,129 18% Walter J. Boasso, D
    126,741 13% Foster Campbell, D
    140,127 14% John Georges, N
    529,246 53% “Bobby” Jindal, R

    Dusty (e28a9f)

  17. The local papers are consistent with what Dusty shows but their results are behind Dusty’s:

    2882 of 3967 Precincts Reporting – 72.65%

    Jindal , Bobby GOP 462,244 52.63
    Boasso , Walter Dem 160,095 18.23
    Campbell , Foster Dem 113,244 12.89

    Thanks again, Dusty.

    DRJ (67ced6)

  18. Lawrence and Jimmy…

    You need to chill out! Let’s get a count….Lawrence go have another Mint Tulip….and chill

    Another 30 minutes…and we should know the truth…. good work Dusty and DRJ!

    Rayan (05271b)

  19. np, DRJ, I’m happy to oblige:

    3,226 of 3,967 precincts reporting

    182,695 18% Walter J. Boasso, D
    130,542 13% Foster Campbell, D
    144,111 14% John Georges, N
    543,050 53% “Bobby” Jindal, R

    Dusty (e28a9f)

  20. Dusty,

    Given the apparent overload on the Secretary of State’s website, my guess is the map is the least of their worries.

    DRJ (67ced6)

  21. Local news in Monroe is reporting Jindal at 53%

    Fred (ebaca2)

  22. You would think the SS would of made allowances for the high traffic to their site……

    Rayan (05271b)

  23. The page is likely slow because of all the people checking the results…

    Scott Jacobs (a1de9d)

  24. I guess they didn’t realize how interested people are in this election and especially in Bobby Jindal.

    DRJ (67ced6)

  25. doh! late in posting that.

    I don’t think they thought the entire country would be wanging their servers…

    Scott Jacobs (a1de9d)

  26. 3,300 of 3,967 precincts reporting

    187,829 18% Walter J. Boasso, D
    134,580 13% Foster Campbell, D
    147,874 14% John Georges, N
    553,051 53% “Bobby” Jindal, R

    Dusty (e28a9f)

  27. It is getting a little slower. I may need to try a different diebold key! :-)

    Dusty (e28a9f)

  28. You’ve made it longer than anyone, Dusty, and you’re still ahead of the online newspaper sites. My guess is there isn’t anything else to report right now. Does anyone know what parishes/precincts haven’t reported yet?

    DRJ (67ced6)

  29. I’ll check it by parish when the page refreshes for me…

    Scott Jacobs (a1de9d)

  30. 3,428 of 3,967 precincts reporting

    195,085 18% Walter J. Boasso, D
    139,971 13% Foster Campbell, D
    156,123 14% John Georges, N
    581,191 53% “Bobby” Jindal, R

    Dusty (e28a9f)

  31. 3,491 of 3,967 precincts reporting

    197,811 18% Walter J. Boasso, D
    142,141 13% Foster Campbell, D
    158,320 14% John Georges, N
    593,899 53% “Bobby” Jindal, R

    Scott Jacobs (a1de9d)

  32. Greetings from Appalachian KY… according to the latest SoS #’s:

    3,468 of 3,967 precincts reporting (and Jindal still at 53%)

    Cyberhillbilly (c2cf28)

  33. I didn’t notice the “By Parish” link. I’ll try that too.

    Dusty (e28a9f)

  34. Latest from WWL-TV: Election analyst Greg Rigamer projects Bobby Jindal as next governor, Mitch Landrieu as re-elected as Lieutenant Governor and Jay Dardenne as re-elected as Secretary of State.
    Projections show that St. Bernard Parish President Junior Rodriguez has narrowly made it into a runoff against Craig Taffaro.

    Cyberhillbilly (c2cf28)

  35. You folks are a great bunch of election reporters.

    DRJ (67ced6)

  36. Campbell and Georges have both announced Jindal as the winner.

    Fred (ebaca2)

  37. Any particular parishes of interest?

    3,561 of 3,967 precincts reporting

    202,608 18% Walter J. Boasso, D
    146,155 13% Foster Campbell, D
    161,982 14% John Georges, N
    610,551 53% “Bobby” Jindal, R

    Dusty (e28a9f)

  38. 3,559 of 3,967 precincts reporting and still at 53… looks like this one’s over. Congrats to Louisianna. Come up to KY for some lessons on what to avoid with the election of a Governor who promises change. (Hint: Follow through on your promises and don’t try to out-dim the Dems.)

    Cyberhillbilly (c2cf28)

  39. Dusty,

    I was curious if the New Orleans area precincts had reported but I’m not sure it matters now. It seems it’s all over but the crying (at least for the losers).

    Your numbers are still better than anything else I can find, and I can’t think you enough for the time you spent on this.

    Congratulations to Jindal enthusiasts. As a Texan, I look forward to Jindal’s administration and good things for Louisiana.

    DRJ (67ced6)

  40. Allen is 30 of 30
    Washington is 41 of 41

    I don’t know where any of these are, but the small # of precincts must mean rural ones.

    Dusty (e28a9f)

  41. What are the NO parishes?

    Scott Jacobs (a1de9d)

  42. How’s the Attorney General race? Looked like a 3-way tie on the last numbers I saw.

    gguillotte (668382)

  43. How do the rural precincts typically vote – Republican, Democrat or mixed?

    DRJ (67ced6)

  44. I suspect Democrat

    Scott Jacobs (a1de9d)

  45. Acadia, 59 of 59
    Allen, 30 of 30
    Ascension, 61 of 61
    Assumption, 23 of 23
    Avoyelles, 45 of 45
    Beauregard, 45 of 45
    Bienville, 26 of 26
    Bossier 43 of 56
    Caddo 153 of 154
    Calcasieu, 118 of 118

    Dusty (e28a9f)

  46. The AG is a runoff between Caldwell-D (35%) and either Alexander-R (32.3%) or Foti-I (32.2%), but Alexander and Foti are so close it’s hard to call.

    DRJ (67ced6)

  47. Whoa. It loaded lightning fast that time…

    3,640 of 3,967 precincts reporting

    208,690 18% Walter J. Boasso, D
    151,101 13% Foster Campbell, D
    167,477 14% John Georges, N
    625,036 53% “Bobby” Jindal, R

    Scott Jacobs (a1de9d)

  48. The News-Star in Monroe has declared Jindal the new governor of LOUISIANA!

    Sonya (5a5952)

  49. Caldwell, 19 of 19
    Cameron, 13 of 13
    Catahoula, 29 of 29
    Claiborne, 28 of 28
    Concordia, 21 of 21
    DeSoto, 51 of 51
    East Baton Rouge, 198 of 315

    Dusty (e28a9f)

  50. Looks Like East Baton Rouge is really slow.

    Dusty (e28a9f)

  51. 382 out of 442 Of NO’s precints reporting in

    Scott Jacobs (a1de9d)

  52. WBRZ said East Baton Rouge had computer problems as of 9:30 p.m.

    gguillotte (668382)

  53. Jindal has held steady most of the night at 53%. That may mean he has widespread support throughout the state. The big blank (compared to other precincts) seems to be East Baton Rouge. This is dumb question but is East Baton Rouge different than Baton Rouge?

    DRJ (67ced6)

  54. Iberia, 38 of 59
    Jefferson, 248 of 268
    Livingston, 58 of 63
    Madison, 37 of 38
    Orleans, 382 of 442
    St. Tammany, 70 of 158
    Terrebonne, 37 of 90
    Union, 45 of 46

    All the others had all precincts reporting.

    Dusty (e28a9f)

  55. DRJ — 10/20/2007 @ 7:54 pm

    The numbers for the respective candidates looked about the same as the state wide numbers, DRJ.

    Dusty (e28a9f)

  56. St. Tammany and Terrebonne are comparatively underreported, too. That’s New Orleans and Houma, right?

    DRJ (67ced6)

  57. You have East Baton Rouge, West Baton Rouge and Baton Rouge

    Fred (ebaca2)

  58. Thanks, Fred. I assume they are near each other. Are they pretty similar in the makeup of their population?

    What an interesting election. Now what does this mean for Louisiana?

    DRJ (67ced6)

  59. Campbell took Bienville 39 to 34. Must be his home Parish?

    Dusty (e28a9f)

  60. 3,750 of 3,967 precincts reporting

    214,482 18% Walter J. Boasso, D
    155,416 13% Foster Campbell, D
    173,402 14% John Georges, N
    644,316 53% “Bobby” Jindal, R

    Dusty (e28a9f)

  61. I think this is great news for Louisiana. The current Governor has been a complete failure.

    Fred (ebaca2)

  62. Dusty #59:

    This article says Foster Campbell spent time in Bienville Parish with his uncle:

    “Campbell traces his populist roots to his early years when he would go hunting with his uncle in the rural Black Lake area of Bienville Parish. Although Campbell’s parents were prosperous, he said his uncle drove a pickup truck with a cardboard window. His uncle’s hands had been blown off in a dynamite accident, but he somehow was able to steer the vehicle and fire a shotgun with the nubs of his arms. Each month the uncle waited on disability checks to buy groceries.”

    DRJ (67ced6)

  63. The News-Star in Monroe has declared Jindal the new governor of LOUISIANA!

    So has the Shreveport Times.

    Paul (d71395)

  64. 300 votes out of 1,142,596 between Foti and Alexander for 2nd place in the Attorney General’s race!

    gguillotte (668382)

  65. I am gald to see your state has a healthy two party system unlike alot of states. Congrats to the new gov.!!!

    max (860612)

  66. 3,804 of 3,967 precincts reporting

    217,194 18% Walter J. Boasso, D
    156,444 13% Foster Campbell, D
    177,504 14% John Georges, N
    654,411 53% “Bobby” Jindal, R

    gg, that’s be an automatic recount…

    Scott Jacobs (a1de9d)

  67. Now the AP is reporting that Jindal won.

    Paul (d71395)

  68. Those with no notation, Jindal winning at ballpark state rates:

    Bossier, 44 of 66
    East Baton Rouge, 314 of 315
    Iberia, 52 of 59
    Jefferson, 265 of 268
    Madison, 37 of 38
    Orleans, 405 of 442 (Georges leading here)
    St. Tammany, 80 of 158 (Jindal crushing the comp)
    Terrebonne, 37 of 90 (ibid)
    Union, 45 of 46

    Dusty (e28a9f)

  69. Once Fox News reports it, it will all become a vast, evil conspiracy… :)

    Scott Jacobs (a1de9d)

  70. Now I’m seeing 2,500 between Foti and Alexander, but there’s still 8 percent out… what a race. That’s going to be the big story in the state.

    gguillotte (668382)

  71. Once Fox News reports it, it will all become a vast, evil conspiracy…

    Nah, the Voice of God AP’s already reporting it.

    Paul (d71395)

  72. Well Jindal took the early slow East Baton Rouge with 54%.

    Dusty (e28a9f)

  73. West Baton Rouge for Jindal with 52%. This and EBR would be the Capitol area right?

    Dusty (e28a9f)

  74. yeah, looks like Jindal’s got this one…

    LA dodges a bullet…

    Scott Jacobs (a1de9d)

  75. Yes EBR is Baton Rouge..while WBR is on the west bank of the river

    Virgle (6fc896)

  76. Thanks Virgle. That seems like a good sign for Jindal if he garnered the majority in the Capitol area, too.

    Dusty (e28a9f)

  77. Basically the people have realized the mistake they made 4 years ago…4 more years of corruption followed by the complete debacle of Katrina/Rita recovery. Jindal has promised after taking the oath of office to call a special legislative session to deal with nothing but complete ethics reform for the state…At last.

    Virgle (6fc896)

  78. Last update by me. Jindal’s done good.

    3,888 of 3,967 precincts reporting

    221,120 18% Walter J. Boasso, D
    159,708 13% Foster Campbell, D
    181,664 14% John Georges, N
    670,393 53% “Bobby” Jindal, R

    Dusty (e28a9f)

  79. Thanks for the hard work Dusty.

    Virgle (6fc896)

  80. Hey, you’re welcome, Virgle. It was fun to tweak the state page to give up their info and am glad to help PP be first in reporting the news. It’s one heckuva site.

    Dusty (e28a9f)

  81. 3,915 of 3,967 precincts reporting

    222,315 18% Walter J. Boasso, D
    160,067 13% Foster Campbell, D
    182,916 14% John Georges, N
    676,656 53% “Bobby” Jindal, R

    Scott Jacobs (a1de9d)

  82. Gotta do one last one, Jindal upped his lead:

    3,942 of 3,967 precincts reporting

    223,276 17% Walter J. Boasso, D
    160,453 13% Foster Campbell, D
    184,084 14% John Georges, N
    685,555 54% “Bobby” Jindal, R

    Dusty (e28a9f)

  83. 3,942 of 3,967 precincts reporting

    223,276 17% Walter J. Boasso, D
    160,453 13% Foster Campbell, D
    184,084 14% John Georges, N
    685,555 54% “Bobby” Jindal, R

    Scott Jacobs (a1de9d)

  84. darn you dusty… :)

    Scott Jacobs (a1de9d)

  85. Great work, Dusty. You helped a lot of people get good information tonight.

    DRJ (67ced6)

  86. Jindal kicked ass, didn’t he, Scott. Here’s hoping we’ll be seeing much more of him in the coming years.

    Dusty (e28a9f)

  87. It was just a fluke of circumstances, Scott. You were just too fast that time.

    Dusty (e28a9f)

  88. Welcome, DRJ. You folks at PP kick ass and thanks for all hard work you do.

    Dusty (e28a9f)

  89. LT GOV results please

    misty (9431fd)

  90. LT GOV results

    3,962 of 3,967 precincts reporting

    129,363 11% Gary J. Beard, R
    15,888 1% Norris “Spanky” Gros, Jr., N
    15,468 1% Thomas D. Kates, N
    373,578 30% “Sammy” Kershaw, R
    696,899 57% “Mitch” Landrieu, D

    Scott Jacobs (a1de9d)

  91. Times-Picayune is calling AG a runoff between Royal Alexander and James Caldwell by 3,600 votes! Incumbent Charles Foti’s out!

    That is absolutely huge. What an upset.

    gguillotte (668382)

  92. Here are the (almost) final gubernatorial numbers, with 3966 of 3967 precincts reporting:

    4,782 0% B. Alexandrenko, O
    226,364 17% Walter J. Boasso, D
    161,425 12% Foster Campbell, D
    2,319 0% Sheldon Forest, N
    3,369 0% Anthony “Tony G” Gentile, O
    186,800 14% John Georges, N
    2,639 0% T. Lee Horne, III, L
    699,672 54% “Bobby” Jindal, R
    2,076 0% M. V. “Vinny” Mendoza, D
    993 0% Arthur D. “Jim” Nichols, N
    1,661 0% Hardy Parkerson, D
    5,843 0% Mary Volentine Smith, D

    The Secretary of State’s website was hard to access most of the night but it’s Midnight CST and all but 1 of Louisiana’s precincts have reported. That sounds like the Secretary of State and the elections people throughout Louisiana did a good job.

    DRJ (67ced6)

  93. Maybe they’ll get around to prosecuting Cold Cash now… :)

    Scott Jacobs (a1de9d)

  94. Lt. Governor numbers (3966 of 3967 precincts):

    130,935 11% Gary J. Beard, R
    15,961 1% Norris “Spanky” Gros, Jr., N
    15,538 1% Thomas D. Kates, N
    375,964 30% “Sammy” Kershaw, R
    701,777 57% “Mitch” Landrieu, D

    DRJ (67ced6)

  95. Secretary of State (3966 of 3967 precincts):

    758,156 63% “Jay” Dardenne, R
    64,704 5% Scott Lewis, O
    373,956 31% “R.” Wooley, D

    DRJ (67ced6)

  96. Finally, the hotly contested AG’s race (also 3966 of 3967 precincts reporting):

    395,649 32% Royal Alexander, R
    434,111 36% James D. “Buddy” Caldwell, D

    389,568 32% Charles C. Foti, Jr., D

    Runoff between top two.

    DRJ (67ced6)

  97. Final Results, all precincts reporting

    Governor
    4,782 0% B. Alexandrenko, O
    226,364 17% Walter J. Boasso, D
    161,425 12% Foster Campbell, D
    2,319 0% Sheldon Forest, N
    3,369 0% Anthony “Tony G” Gentile, O
    186,800 14% John Georges, N
    2,639 0% T. Lee Horne, III, L
    699,672 54% “Bobby” Jindal, R
    2,076 0% M. V. “Vinny” Mendoza, D
    993 0% Arthur D. “Jim” Nichols, N
    1,661 0% Hardy Parkerson, D
    5,843 0% Mary Volentine Smith, D

    Lieutenant Governor
    130,935 11% Gary J. Beard, R
    15,961 1% Norris “Spanky” Gros, Jr., N
    15,538 1% Thomas D. Kates, N
    375,964 30% “Sammy” Kershaw, R
    701,777 57% “Mitch” Landrieu, D

    Secretary of State
    758,156 63% “Jay” Dardenne, R
    64,704 5% Scott Lewis, O
    373,956 31% “R.” Wooley, D

    Attorney General
    395,649 32% Royal Alexander, R
    434,111 36% James D. “Buddy” Caldwell, D

    389,568 32% Charles C. Foti, Jr., D

    For the AG race, first they have to recount (2nd place is too close, and then the new ballot…

    But nicely done AL…

    Scott Jacobs (a1de9d)

  98. Wow. Look at this map that shows the winner by parish.

    DRJ (67ced6)

  99. DRJ, I can’t say I know enough about LA state politics to follow the details on the map although I’ll click it in a second just to see the pretty colors… but this is a great day for that states’ citizens I am sure. Congratulations to Mr. Jindal. Hopefully he succeeds at his job for the next several years and who knows? The ROC could use some up and comers.

    Christoph (92b8f7)

  100. Those ARE pretty colors.

    Christoph (92b8f7)

  101. Good comment, Christoph, and I think Jindal is a GOP up-and-comer. This election will certainly get him noticed.

    DRJ (67ced6)

  102. Yes, I can’t believe I said “ROC”.

    Christoph (92b8f7)

  103. Redstate has an outstanding running blog from last night. Truly an historic night!
    http://www.redstate.com/stories/elections/2007/louisiana_votes_the_results

    Steve
    The Internet Radio Network
    http://netradionetwork.com

    Steve (28ce7c)

  104. This one was in the bag for Jindal from the beginning. Everyone wanted him for Governor the first time but he got nailed by a really good attack ad at the last minute. After seeing Kathleen Blanco speaking in public a few times, which somehow should never have been allowed if possible, NOLA’s voters sent Jindal to Washington by way of a sheepish apology (you want a REAL mandate? Try 80+ percent of the vote). If anyone can get things going in LA (and not just New Orleans, the rest of the state isn’t the most properous either) it would be him.

    EdWood (9f0c0f)

  105. How could anyone vote for Caldwell over Alexander? Anyone who has watched the debate on the WDSU website knows that not only should caldwell not be our next AG, the man should never hold a position that relflect this state. The man couldnt even answer simple yes or no questions during the debate. He would simply reply, “huh, I dont knowwww.” The man gave the same answer for every question he was asked. there is nothing new or refreshing about buddy caldwell, and all louisianians need to realize that if we want this state better, stop supporting ignorant sounding politicians.

    David (93d5d6)

  106. It is truly unfortunate, and the people of LA (& the New Orleans area particularly) have paid a tremendous price, because this result has been delayed by four years.

    One can only hope that this ushers in a new era in LA politics.

    I wonder if Ray Nagin will now re-register as a Republican?

    Another Drew (8018ee)

  107. “The REASON Bobbi Jhindahl won as Governor of Louisiana is because our previous Governor, Mrs. Blanco, was exactly that….she was an air-head spoiled brat…no sign of intelligence.
    So certain “hefties” pushed the Indian Boy into the spotlight and into our face…and everybody jumped on his bandwagon with him and his Parents, Wife, and Kids saying…”BUT, HE IS SO SMART”..!!!
    So what….but look at his years of age, and look at where he is from, and look at the thugs who are going to be backing this kid up!!!!!!
    a…a.hhh..eeeeeeee “can he make that cajun yell?”

    Josie Parent (251f83)


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