Elections & Politics

As of today Tuesday, The University of Notre Dame is still planning on hosting the first presidential debate in September despite the coronavirus pandemic. This comes after an announcement from the University of Michigan that it is backing out of hosting the second presidential debate due to work needed to prepare the Ann Arbor campus for the fall semester during the pandemic.

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The four candidates vying for the Republican nomination for attorney general made pitches to state party delegates Thursday in a virtual convention broadcast. The in-person convention was canceled this year due to COVID-19.

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Indiana recently closed the book on maybe the most unusual election in its history – a primary, delayed by a month, that featured expanded vote-by-mail.

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It’s currently unlikely Hoosiers will have access to expanded vote-by-mail for this fall’s general election.

Republican leaders aren’t endorsing it after using it in the primary.

Indiana Democrats Broadcast State Convention Preview

Jun 5, 2020
(Courtesy of the Tallian and Weinzapfel campaigns)

  The Indiana Democratic Party’s state convention is virtual this year, due to COVID-19. And in partnership with Indianapolis station WISH-TV, the party broadcast some of the typical convention events Thursday – speeches from party leaders and discussions of key issues like health care and education.

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Primary results for Tippecanoe County were released Wednesday after hundreds of just-received ballots were added to Tuesday night's preliminary totals. 

Updated results as of Wednesday, June 3: 

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Update, June 3: Click here for updated numbers.


Tippecanoe County’s unofficial primary results were released Tuesday, after Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson said most of Indiana’s results could take several days to be finalized. 



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Hoosiers shouldn’t expect full results the night of Indiana’s primary election like usual.

Indiana expanded vote-by-mail to anyone who wanted it for this year’s primary, a reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic. And about 500,000 more people requested such a ballot than in the last presidential primary.

Tippecanoe County


Tippecanoe County Clerk Julie Roush reminded residents Friday that voters concerned about delays in their absentee ballot arrivals still have several options for voting in Indiana’s primary next Tuesday. 


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Nearly 550,000 Hoosiers requested absentee ballots for the 2020 primary – a huge increase from prior years after the state expanded vote-by-mail to anyone who wanted it.

But there are reports of people not getting their ballots until weeks after requesting them – leading many to wonder if they’ll have enough time to return them.