From NOLA paper yesterday:However, each slate has a political identity, and there is considerable overlap. Slates 2 and 3, for example, are virtually identical, even though Slate 2 originated as a Newt Gingrich slate, and Slate 3 as an uncommitted conservative slate that would have lined up for former Pennsylvania Rick Santorum had he remained in the race.
Slate 5 originated as a Romney slate, however, Scott Sewell, who is directing the Romney effort in Louisiana, negotiated with Slates 2 and 3 so that they would include some Romney folks and he would make room for some Gingrich and Santorum folks on 5. Santorum won close to half the vote in a big victory in Louisiana's March 24 primary, which binds 10 of the delegates to be chosen in Shreveport to him -- until such time as he chooses to release them -- and five to Romney.
And another update today from reporter Jonathan Tilove, The Times-Picayune
Jonathan Tilove, The Times-Picayune NOLA.com which implies that Ron Paul voters put misleading headings on the slates. In Lake Charles today, I was shown only a page of slates on one side and on the other side they listed the names of slates 1 through 7 without any identifier, so I am not sure what they are talking about.