Miyu Sumimoto

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Republican Julie Roush won the race for Tippecanoe County Clerk Tuesday night, defeating Democrat Vicky Woeste by nearly 5,000 votes.

Both candidates had pledged to replace the county’s aging voting machines, which proved problematic both during early voting and again on Election Day, as they recorded some votes improperly. Roush says she’ll seek approval from the county council to pay for replacements.

Roush says she will push to replace the machines, "but I have to get the county, the entire county has to be involved in that,” she says.

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Tippecanoe County's 2018 Election Day featured the best turnout in years and saw some surprises, including an incumbent State Representative going down to defeat and a heavily-favored sheriff candidate losing.

It also featured some aspects that have become all too common, including long waits for votes to be tabulated and snafus with the county's aging voting equipment. WBAA's Miyu Sumimoto shot some photos at the Tippecanoe County Building Tuesday night to document the goings-on.

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Before a crowd at Purdue University Thursday night, former First Lady Laura Bush and her daughters spent time telling the college town crowd of the importance of education.

Laura Bush talked of her time creating a women’s council that promotes education for women in Afghanistan.

Jenna Bush, who’s been a teacher and is now an on-again, off-again TV contributor, says she, in her words, “wasn’t proud of the country” and decided to focus on education as a way of making change.