Elections & Politics

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U.S. Sen. Todd Young (R-Ind.) urges patience as states across the country continue counting votes in the 2020 election.

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Republicans strengthened their grip on the Indiana House of Representatives in the 2020 election. The final Statehouse races were called Thursday.

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Last minute COVID-19 diagnoses have left some Hoosier voters frustrated and unable to vote.

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*Results were updated on this page at 2:55 p.m Nov. 14

With the majority of votes counted Tuesday evening, below are the Tippecanoe County results of this year's general election:

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Trump/Pence (R): 48.15%

Biden/Harris (D): 48.75%

Jorgensen/Cohen (L): 2.55%

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Incumbent Republican Jim Baird defeated Democrat Joe Mackey in the race for Indiana’s fourth congressional district, holding on to the seat he won in the 2018 midterm elections.

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Indiana was called by the Associated Press for incumbent President Donald Trump shortly before 9 p.m. While media organizations like – the AP – may call races on election night, final vote tallies may take up to several days to finish counting.

Republican Todd Rokita has won the race for Indiana attorney general, beating Democrat Jonathan Weinzapfel.

Rokita, former Secretary of State and four-term congressman, secures Republican control over the statewide office for the sixth consecutive election. Democrats haven’t won the position since 1996.

  Gov. Eric Holcomb has easily secured a second term in office, winning re-election over challengers Dr. Woody Myers, the Democrat, and Libertarian Donald Rainwater.

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Republican Attorney General candidate Todd Rokita tested positive for COVID-19, his campaign announced Tuesday.

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Hoosiers are used to finding out which candidates won and lost on election night, or pretty close to it. But that likely won’t be the case this year for some races.

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More than 1.7 million Hoosiers have cast their ballots early this election – that’s nearly double the number who voted early in 2016.

What You Need To Know About Poll Watchers In Indiana

Nov 2, 2020
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There’s been a lot more focus this election year on poll watchers – particularly after President Donald Trump urged his supporters to “go into the polls and watch very carefully.”

But in Indiana – like other states – poll watchers are a very defined role in state election law.

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Gov. Eric Holcomb insists Hoosiers are safe at polling places across the state amid the ongoing pandemic. That’s despite a record new number of COVID-19 cases, long lines at the polls and some county clerks who refuse to follow Holcomb’s mask-wearing order.

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About 100,000 vote-by-mail ballots still haven’t been returned to county election administrators with just days to go before they’re due.

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Gov. Eric Holcomb’s challengers – Democrat Dr. Woody Myers and Libertarian Donald Rainwater – were on the attack in the last gubernatorial debate before Election Day.

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