Elections & Politics

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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.

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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.

(WFIU/WTIU)

 

Four Indianapolis residents have filed a lawsuit trying to get Attorney General Curtis Hill permanently ousted from his position.

The complaint filed in Marion County wants the state Supreme Court to answer a question it refused to address earlier this week: whether the 30-day suspension of Hill’s law license creates a vacancy in the office.

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Thursday is the last day for Hoosiers to request a vote-by-mail ballot for this year's primary.

Indiana expanded vote-by-mail to all voters for its postponed June 2 primary due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Any voter can request an absentee ballot online at IndianaVoters.com.

Vote-by-mail ballots must be received by the local county clerk by noon on Election Day.

(WFIU/WTIU)

 

There’s been a new shakeup in the Republican race for the Indiana Attorney General nomination – former Secretary of State and U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita announced his candidacy Wednesday.

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The Indiana Supreme Court refused to tell Gov. Eric Holcomb whether he can appoint a replacement for Attorney General Curtis Hill.

Hill’s law license is suspended for 30 days after the court last week ruled he criminally battered four women.

(Courtesy of the Myers campaign)

 

Dr. Woody Myers and former Rep. Linda Lawson are effusive in their praise for each other as they begin to campaign as the Indiana Democrats’ gubernatorial ticket.

Myers has been the Democrats’ presumptive nominee for governor for three months, after his primary opponents dropped out. But the state party’s central committee had to postpone the deadline for Myers to name his running mate after no name had been secured.

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Indiana House Speaker Todd Huston (R-Fishers) removed Rep. Jim Lucas (R-Seymour) from two study committees Friday and demoted him in another.

(Courtesy of the Indiana GOP)

 

The Indiana Republican Party’s 2020 state convention will be virtual. The party officially announced the change Tuesday, in compliance with COVID-19 guidelines.

The state’s “Back On Track” plan will likely restrict gatherings to no more than 250 people by June 19, when the state GOP convention is scheduled. And since the event typically attracts more than 1,000 delegates, party chair Kyle Hupfer says it’s a no-go.

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