Elections & Politics

Mike Braun Wins U.S. Senate Seat

Nov 6, 2018

Republican Mike Braun defeated incumbent U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly Tuesday – shutting Indiana Democrats out of all statewide elected office.

Connie Lawson Re-elected Secretary Of State

Nov 6, 2018

Republican incumbent Connie Lawson will remain Indiana’s Secretary of State another four years. Republicans have held the seat for the last 24 years.

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Despite issues that kept voters at many Tippecanoe County polling places from voting at 6 a.m. today, the county’s election board has voted not to extend the hours the polls will be open.

“The county election board met this morning and reviewed the information regarding issues at the startup of the day and agreed it was not significant enough that it merited extending voting hours at all locations,” Clerk Christa Coffey says.

Indiana Early Voting Ahead Of Last Two Midterms

Nov 5, 2018
Indiana’s early voting turnout this year is well ahead of the last two midterm elections. (Jessica Whittle Photography/Flickr)
Brandon Smith

Indiana’s early voting turnout this year is well ahead of the last two midterm elections. And heading into the final day of in-person early voting, absentee ballots were starting to approach even 2016’s numbers, which were the highest in state history.

Former President Barack Obama urged Hoosiers to vote for incumbent U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) in what he calls “the most important election of our lifetimes.”

Trump, Pence, Braun Rally Voters In Indianapolis

Nov 2, 2018

President Donald Trump addressed thousands at an Indianapolis high school Friday in a bid to energize voters days before the mid-term elections.

Lindsey Graham Visits Mishawaka To Stump For Mike Braun

Nov 1, 2018
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South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham was in Mishawaka this morning campaigning with Indiana Senate candidate Mike Braun.

 

The room at the St. Joseph County Republican Headquarters in Mishawaka was packed with people waiting to meet and hear from the two Republicans.

Obama To Campaign For Donnelly In Gary

Oct 31, 2018
Former President Barack Obama will campaign in Gary for Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.). (Photos courtesy of White House, U.S. Senate)
Brandon Smith

Indiana’s critical U.S. Senate race will draw two presidents to the state within the coming days.

Brenton Relishes Role Of Spoiler In Senate Race

Oct 31, 2018
Libertarian candidate Lucy Brenton relishes the chance to play the spoiler in Indiana’s crucial U.S. Senate race. (Courtesy of Indiana Debate Commission, Darron Cummings/AP)
Brandon Smith

Libertarian candidate Lucy Brenton relishes the chance to play the spoiler in Indiana’s crucial U.S. Senate race.

Brenton sees it as an opportunity to advance the Libertarian Party’s ideals.

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The outgoing Tippecanoe County clerk says there’s no recourse for voters whose votes, cast at a West Lafayette supermarket over the weekend, may have been switched because of machine error.

Several voters – eight so far, by Christa Coffey’s count – reported clicking boxes next to the names of Democratic candidates and having those votes show up instead for Republicans running in the same race.

Some voters were able to change the votes before they were officially cast, but there’s no telling how many voters may simply not have noticed.

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