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January 7, 2021

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Indiana's Congressional Delegation Responds To Insurrection, Defends Elector Approval Votes

All voting to refuse electors were either unavailable or did not respond to requests for interviews.

January 6, 2021

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In Stark Reversal, Braun Votes To Approve Arizona Electors After Insurrection

The sudden revolution is likely the effect of an insurrection that took place at United States Capitol earlier Wednesday afternoon.

January 6, 2021

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Holcomb, Braun, Hollingsworth React To Protests At U.S. Capitol

The surreal and dangerous scene interrupted proceedings in the House and Senate, as members of Congress were taking up President-elect Joe Biden's Electoral College victory.

January 6, 2021

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WATCH LIVE: Congress Tallies Electoral College Votes

Congress will meet to tally the votes of the Electoral College. The ceremony has recently taken as little as 23 minutes to complete. But on Wednesday it could take hours.

December 10, 2020

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Bloomington City Council Considers Independent Redistricting Commission

Several Indiana voter advocacy groups have been calling for this change for years.

December 1, 2020

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Republican Legislative Leaders Cast Doubt On Shadow Redistricting Commission

Senate President Pro Tem Rodric Bray (R-Martinsville) – whose Republican caucus has long opposed such a commission – said a truly independent body would be difficult, if not impossible, to put together.

November 24, 2020

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Indiana Crosses 3 Million-Voter Mark For Record Turnout In 2020 General Election

Secretary of State Connie Lawson noted that presidential elections tend to drive higher turnout. But 65 percent of registered voters cast a ballot this fall, the best voter turnout since 1992.

November 15, 2020

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Poll Workers Contract Virus, But Election Day Link Unclear

The infections cannot be tied definitively to polling places. Because COVID-19 is spreading rapidly in the U.S., there is no way to determine yet whether in-person voting on Election Day contributed to the surge, public health experts said.

November 13, 2020

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COVID Restrictions Return, Election Validity, Samara House | Indiana Newsdesk

New COVID restrictions go into effect as the state continues to break records for new cases and hospitalizations. The state’s attorney general is joining a lawsuit challenging the election in Pennsylvania. And an Indiana Frank Lloyd Wright house $1 million renovation project.

November 12, 2020

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Biden Chooses Hoosier Ron Klain As Chief Of Staff

Klain served as chief of staff for Biden during Barack Obama’s first term, was chief of staff to Vice President Al Gore in the mid-1990s and was a key adviser on the Biden campaign.

November 10, 2020

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Hill Joins Other GOP AG's In Case Against Pennsylvania Supreme Court

The case alleges the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s decision to allow voters three additional days to prove legally cast ballots violates the state legislature’s ability to oversee elections.

November 9, 2020

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Sen. Greg Taylor Is First Black Leader Of Legislative Caucus In State History

Sen. Greg Taylor (D-Indianapolis) became the new Senate minority leader Friday – the first Black leader of a legislative caucus in state history.

November 9, 2020

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IU President Says It's Time To 'Move Forward' After Election

Indiana University President Michael McRobbie added his congratulations to President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris in a statement Monday afternoon.

November 9, 2020

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Vigo County's Bellwether Streak Ends After 68 Years

The county’s clerk reports President Donald Trump received 56 percent of the vote, while President-elect Joe Biden received 41 percent.

November 7, 2020

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Biden Defeats Trump For White House, Says ‘Time To Heal’

“I sought this office to restore the soul of America,” said Biden in a prime-time victory speech not far from his Delaware home, “and to make America respected around the world again and to unite us here at home.”

November 7, 2020

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President-Elect Biden Says 'It's Time For America To Unite'

President-elect Joe Biden said in a statement that "it's time for America to unite," after he was declared the winner of the presidency by The Associated Press.

November 6, 2020

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Coronavirus Sets Records, GOP Headlines Indiana Election | Indiana Newsdesk

The GOP had a big night in Indiana this week. We’ll recap the state and federal races. Coronavirus infections continue to set records. And the national guard is being deployed to address Covid in long term care facilities.

November 6, 2020

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Zody Will Step Down As Indiana Democratic Party Chair After March

John Zody has been the Democratic chair for eight years, the third-longest tenure in the state party’s history. He said he takes full responsibility for Democrats’ disappointing results in this year’s election.

November 6, 2020

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Law Professor: Any Voter Fraud Lawsuit Would Have Move Through Lower Courts First

President Donald Trump’s campaign filed lawsuits this week in three states demanding ballot counts halt, more access to ballot count locations or ballot recounts. 

November 6, 2020

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U.S. Sen. Todd Young Preaches Patience As Votes Counted Across Country

“Every legally cast vote will be counted,” Young said. “The rule of law will be upheld, and we will accept the final result.”

November 5, 2020

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Activist Groups Hold Post-Election Demonstration In South Bend

Local chapters of the Sunrise Movement, the American Indian Movement and the Northern Indiana Democratic Socialists of America demonstrated for what they called “the people’s agenda.”

November 5, 2020

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Republicans Expand Supermajority In Indiana House, Only Lose One Seat In Senate

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

November 5, 2020

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GOP Congressional Winner Says She Hopes For Cooperation

Victoria Spartz defeated Democrat Christina Hale for central Indiana’s 5th District seat in a race so close that it took until most mail-in ballots were counted for her victory to become clear Wednesday night.

November 5, 2020

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Republican Spartz Wins Hard-Fought District 5 House Seat

Spartz defeated Democrat Christina Hale after a campaign largely fought in the northern Indianapolis suburbs amid a national trend of suburban women moving away from Republicans under President Donald Trump.

November 4, 2020

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Big Election Victory Won't Impact COVID-19 Decision-Making

Gov. Eric Holcomb said his substantial reelection victory will have no impact on his decision-making around COVID-19.

November 4, 2020

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Jim Baird Holds On To Fourth District Seat, Defeats Joe Mackey

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.

November 4, 2020

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Indiana Republicans Sweep By Democrats In Statewide Races

Gov. Eric Holcomb and President Donald Trump both won victories in the state for Republicans, along with the state attorney general’s race where Democrats had made a major push.

November 4, 2020

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Tight Race For Indiana Congressional Seat Too Early To Call

Republican Victoria Spartz and Democrat Christina Hale faced each other for the seat that’s been a GOP bastion for decades. The campaign was largely fought in the northern Indianapolis suburbs.

November 3, 2020

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Most Of Indiana School Referendums See Success On Election Night

Election results Wednesday show three of the four school referendums in indiana passing, including a critical win for the Gary Community School Corporation.

November 3, 2020

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Republican Trey Hollingsworth Wins Third Term In 9th Congressional District

The Associated Press projects incumbent Trey Hollingsworth will continue representing Indiana’s 9th Congressional District, soundly defeating challengers Andy Ruff, a Democrat, and Libertarian Tonya Millis.

November 3, 2020

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Republican Rokita Wins Indiana Attorney General Race

The former congressman defeated former Evansville Mayor Jonathan Weinzapfel in a race that Democrats had targeted in hopes of winning their first statewide election since 2012.

November 3, 2020

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Greg Pence Wins Re-Election In Race For U.S. House Seat Once Held By VP

U.S. Rep. Greg Pence is projected to win re-election in the Congressional district his brother Mike Pence held for 12 years before going on to become governor and vice president.

November 3, 2020

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Monroe Co. Might Not See Local Election Results Tonight; Here's Why

Monroe County may not report election results until Wednesday. 

November 3, 2020

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Trump Wins Indiana As It Stays In GOP Presidential Column

The Republican nominee on Tuesday was awarded its 11 electoral votes. Indiana is the home state of Trump’s running mate, Vice President Mike Pence.

November 3, 2020

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Yoder Eager To Represent District 40 In State Senate

Shelli Yoder knew she was going to win her District 40 race for the Indiana State Senate well before Election Day Tuesday.

November 3, 2020

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Republican Holcomb Wins Reelection As Indiana Governor

Holcomb’s victory marks the fifth straight gubernatorial win for Republicans – Indiana Democrats haven’t won a governor’s race since 2000.

November 3, 2020

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AP VoteCast: Indiana Voters Sour On State Of Nation

AP VoteCast found that 45% of Indiana voters said the U.S. is on the right track and 55% of voters said it is headed in the wrong direction.

November 3, 2020

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Some Voters Disenfranchised By Last Minute COVID-19 Diagnosis

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

November 3, 2020

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Monroe County 2020 Election Results

The Monroe County vote count has been tallied in all 84 precincts.

November 3, 2020

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In-Person Voting Surpasses Early Voting In Monroe County

Some long lines as the polls opened at 6 a.m. slowed to a trickle by noon on Election Day Tuesday. By 4 p.m., though, Monroe County Clerk Nicole Browne said in-person voting on election day had exceeded early and absentee voting in the county.

November 3, 2020

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GOP Attorney General Candidate Todd Rokita Has COVID-19

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

November 3, 2020

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Democrats Looking To Chip Into GOP’s Indiana Dominance

Republicans were poised to continue their Indiana political dominance as voters cast this year’s final ballots Tuesday, although Democrats had some chances to claw back to greater relevance.

November 3, 2020

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Democrats Hope To Grab Attorney General Seat

The race for the Indiana attorney general’s office was the most-contested statewide campaign for this year’s election ballot.

November 3, 2020

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Why It Might Take Longer Than Usual To Find Out Election Results

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.

November 2, 2020

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Election Day: Dos and Don'ts

Here’s what you should know, what you should bring and what you should leave at home before heading to the polls:

November 2, 2020

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Indiana's Spike In Early Voting Doesn't Necessarily Mean Record Turnout

More than 1.7 million Hoosiers have cast their ballots early this election – that’s nearly double the number who voted early in 2016. But that doesn’t necessarily mean turnout this year will be much higher than usual.

November 2, 2020

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Will Trump Win Indiana By The Same Margin He Did In 2016?

Leslie Lenkowsky, professor emeritus of Public Affairs and Philanthropic Studies at Indiana University, said he doesn’t think Trump’s margin will be as high as 2016, when he beat Hillary Clinton by 19 percentage points.

November 1, 2020

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What You Need To Know About Poll Watchers In Indiana

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.”

October 31, 2020

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Indiana’s 1.5M-plus early votes expected to delay results

With more than 1.5 million votes cast heading into the weekend, Indiana is on its way to doubling the number of early votes cast during the 2016 election and has already tallied more than half of the 2.8 million total votes cast that year.

October 30, 2020

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Hospitals At Highest Level Since April, Opioid Epidemic During Pandemic | Indiana Newsdesk

The number of Hoosiers hospitalized with COVID-19 are at the highest level since April. Illegal drug use and overdoses began skyrocketing during the pandemic. And a political expert joins us to talk about the election.

October 30, 2020

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Marion County Board Adds Lucas Oil Stadium As Early Voting Site

The stadium will include 56 voting machines and eight poll pads, more than at any other site, Deputy Director of Elections Brent Stinson said.

October 30, 2020

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Provocative Conservative Display In Goshen Becomes Microcosm For Political Tension

Jeremy Stutsman, mayor of Goshen, says he feels one woman's ongoing political demonstration is representative of the larger political divisions in the country.

October 30, 2020

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Holcomb Assures Hoosiers Voting In-Person Is Safe, Despite COVID-19 Surge

Indiana sent counties enough PPE to ensure every poll worker has equipment. But many polling places aren’t requiring voters to have a mask and at least one clerk refuses to require their employees to mask up.

October 29, 2020

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Unreturned Mail-In Ballots Likely Won't Arrive On Time If Mailed Now

More than 560,000 Hoosiers requested mail-in ballots for the November election – a record for Indiana. And more than 460,000 of those ballots were returned.

October 28, 2020

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Only Four Indiana School Corporations Are Asking Voters For Referendum Funding This Fall

It's the fewest number of referendums on ballots around the state since 2014, but school leaders say years of funding changes and shortfalls – combined with the COVID-19 pandemic – makes their requests even more critical.

October 28, 2020

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Indiana Governor Won’t Back Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccine

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb said Tuesday night that he would not support requiring residents to receive a COVID-19 vaccine once such immunizations become available.

October 27, 2020

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Rainwater, Myers On The Attack Against Holcomb In Second Guberatorial Debate

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.

October 27, 2020

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Monroe County Voters Spend An Hour In Line for 2 Minutes In The Booth

Title 3 Article 11 of Indiana Code limits Hoosier voters to 2 minutes in the booth during a general elections and 3 minutes during primary elections.

October 27, 2020

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Here's Why You Should Care About School Board Races – Even If You Don't Have Kids

Political groups are pouring big money into school board campaigns in Indiana this year.

October 26, 2020

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Indiana Governor Debates Can Have Impact, Despite So Many Early Voters

It’s likely more than 1 million Hoosiers will have voted before the second of two gubernatorial debates takes place Tuesday – and some question whether those debates can still have an impact because of their late date.

October 26, 2020

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Hoosiers Voters Can't Ask State Courts To Keep Polls Open Longer If Problems Arise

Indiana voters cannot ask state courts to extend polling hours on Election Day if there are problems at the polls.

October 25, 2020

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Democrats Aiming For Seat In Longtime Indiana GOP Stronghold

The suburbs clustered across the north side of Indianapolis have been a treasure trove of Republican votes for decades, reliably supporting the party’s state and congressional candidates by wide margins.

October 23, 2020

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Indiana Coronavirus Spike, COVID In Prisons, Brown Co. Tourism | Indiana Newsdesk

Indiana is reporting more than 12,000 new COVID-19 cases in the last week. Incarcerated Hoosiers are at higher risk of getting infected with COVID-19. And despite COVID, thousands of tourists are crowding the sidewalks and shops in Brown County.

October 23, 2020

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Record 1M-Plus Indiana Voters Requested Early Ballots

In the 2020 primary election, a total of 640,225 Hoosiers voted absentee in-person or by-mail. In 2016, during the entire period of absentee voting for both in-person and by-mail, 977,239 ballots were submitted.

October 23, 2020

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Vice President Pence Casts Ballot In Indianapolis

Pence and his wife, Karen, cast absentee ballots about 8:15 a.m. Friday, shortly after the polls opened in the Indianapolis City-County Building.

October 23, 2020

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Police Say BB Gun Shots Fired At Opponent Of Pence's Brother

Police said investigators reviewed surveillance video to track down two boys, ages 17 and 13, who were running around the area at the time and passing each other what appeared to be a gun.

October 22, 2020

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Libertarian Donald Rainwater Announces Pick For Indiana's Education Secretary

Wooten is a university English professor in Fort Wayne. Wooten ran against current office-holder Jennifer McCormick for the Republican nomination for state superintendent of public instruction in 2016. 

October 22, 2020

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Today Is The Deadline To Request A Mail-In Ballot For November Election

Despite Republicans’ refusal to expand the state’s vote-by-mail system during the pandemic, many voters can still cast their vote by mail.

October 21, 2020

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Election Officials Clear Up Question Of Absentee And Early Voting

One common question asked: If someone has requested a mail-in ballot, are they allowed to vote early at Election Central instead?

October 21, 2020

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What Monroe County Voters Should Expect At The Polls

Gov. Holcomb and the Indiana Election Division said clerks cannot force voters to wear a mask, but her staff will wear either a mask or face shield and gloves when handling ballots.

October 20, 2020

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Governor Candidates Clash Over Education, COVID-19, Guns In First Debate

Gov. Eric Holcomb defended his job performance Tuesday in the first of two gubernatorial debates this year.

October 20, 2020

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Young Voter Turnout Is Low. The Indiana Kids Election Aims To Change That

Tim Kalgreen, director of civic education for the Indiana Bar Foundation, said it's critical to get students involved so they're more likely to become lifelong voters.

October 20, 2020

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WATCH: The First Indiana Gubernatorial Debate

Beginning at 7 p.m. EDT, Incumbent Gov. Eric Holcomb (R) will face off against Democratic challenger Dr. Woody Myers and Libertarian opponent Donald Rainwater.

October 20, 2020

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Attorney General Curtis Hill Still A Factor In Race To Replace Him

Curtis Hill is a big reason why this race is so competitive – national groups targeted it as a potential pick-up for Democrats because of the current AG’s misconduct.

October 19, 2020

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Indiana Clerk Refuses To Wear Mask While Administering Polls

Fountain County Clerk Paula Copenhaver said she will "not be part of the government overreach" and contends social distancing and hand sanitizer are enough.

October 19, 2020

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Indiana GOP Candidate's Posting Condemned By Party Leaders

The post has a photo of a white woman wearing sunglasses with the phrase: “Know the warning signs of white supremacy.” The post says those include full time-employment, literacy and no criminal record.

October 19, 2020

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Indiana's Mail-In Ballot Request Deadline Is Thursday

The end of the day on Thursday, Oct. 22 is the deadline to request an absentee vote-by-mail ballot. You can do so online at IndianaVoters.com or by contacting your county election administrator’s office.

October 19, 2020

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Tuesday's Gubernatorial Debate Going Virtual Because Of COVID

The debate set for Tuesday night among the three candidates for Indiana governor has been changed to a virtual format in what organizers said was a coronavirus safety move.

October 19, 2020

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Young Voter Turnout Is Low. The Indiana Kids Election Aims To Change That

Voter turnout among young people is usually low – and in Indiana, youth voting numbers are even lower than the national average.

October 18, 2020

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Indiana Governor Candidates Set For Televised Debate Tuesday

Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb, Democratic challenger Woody Myers and Libertarian Donald Rainwater are set for the hour-long session sponsored by the nonprofit Indiana Debate Commission starting at 7 p.m. EDT Tuesday.

October 16, 2020

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McCormick On The 2020 Election: 'Public Education Is Definitely On The Ballot'

Indiana's final elected schools chief says that the 2020 election has a lot on the line, especially for education.

October 16, 2020

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Opponent Of Pence's Brother Alleges Racist Threats, Gunfire

Jeannine Lee Lake said she began receiving racist phone messages and damage to personal property late this summer after the Delaware County GOP published her personal address and contact information.

October 16, 2020

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Vigo County Has Correctly Picked POTUS Since 1952, Streak Could End In 2020

It’s a streak many locals take pride in, but close observers say the county’s bellwether luck may be running out.

October 15, 2020

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Governor Holcomb Tests Negative For COVID-19

Holcomb, members of his staff and State Department of Health staff got tested Wednesday after State Health Commissioner Dr. Kris Box announced she was positive for the virus.

October 14, 2020

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Meet The Candidates For Indiana's 9th Congressional District

WFIU/WTIU News' Mitch Legan sat down with each candidate to discuss their policies and plans before voters head to the polls Nov. 3.

October 14, 2020

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Appeals Court Reverses Ballot Deadline Extension; Mail-In Ballots Due Nov. 3

Indiana mail-in ballots must be returned to the county election administrator’s office by noon on Election Day, Nov. 3, if they’re going to count.

October 12, 2020

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Meet The Candidates For Indiana's Gubernatorial Race

Indiana Public Broadcasting reporter Brandon Smith sat down with each of the candidates to talk COVID-19, racial inequality, and education.

October 12, 2020

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How Are Indiana Teachers And Students Talking About The Presidential Debates?

Vigo County government and politics teacher Jim Kendall apologized to his students after assigning them to watch the first presidential debate – he says it didn't move the needle much on civic discussion.

October 12, 2020

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Holcomb, GOP Governors Urge Confirmation Of Amy Coney Barrett

Gov. Eric Holcomb joined 23 other Republican governors Friday to urge the Senate to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court.

October 11, 2020

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Report On Indiana Teacher Pay On Hold Until After Election

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb’s administration is holding off on releasing a report with recommendations on teacher salaries until after the Nov. 3 election.

October 10, 2020

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Indiana Race Opens Up After Attorney General’s Troubles

Democrats spent months castigating Attorney General Curtis Hill over allegations that he drunkenly groped a state lawmaker and three other women, only to see former U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita narrowly defeat Hill for the GOP in July.

October 9, 2020

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IU Students Urge Young Voters To Cast Ballots Before Election Day

The students are part of Indiana University's Political and Civic Engagement Program, or PACE, which focuses on moving students “from theory to practice.”

October 9, 2020

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In Spite Of Surging COVID-19 Cases, Holcomb Remains Comfortable Staying Re-Opened

Indiana is logging record numbers of new COVID-19 cases on the state’s dashboard.

October 9, 2020

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Group Puts Together Voter's Guide For Hoosiers Concerned About The Climate

A nonpartisan group wants to inform Indiana voters in the upcoming election who are concerned about climate change.

October 8, 2020

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A Conversation With Republican 9th District Rep. Trey Hollingsworth

As part of WTIU/WFIU News’ 2020 election coverage, reporter Mitch Legan invited the three candidates running for Indiana’s 9th Congressional District to discuss their policy positions.

October 8, 2020

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A Conversation with Andy Ruff, Democratic Candidate For Indiana's 9th District

As part of WTIU/WFIU News’ 2020 election coverage, reporter Mitch Legan invited the three candidates running for Indiana’s 9th Congressional District to discuss their policy positions.

October 8, 2020

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A Conversation With Tonya Millis, Libertarian Candidate For Indiana's 9th District

As part of WTIU/WFIU News’ 2020 election coverage, reporter Mitch Legan invited the three candidates running for Indiana’s 9th Congressional District to discuss their policy positions.

October 8, 2020

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Indiana Has Rules On Who Can Watch The Polls

After the first presidential debate, some civic experts fear voters may turn up to Indiana polling places, unaware of rules for poll watchers in the state.

October 8, 2020

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A Majority Of Indiana Voting Machines Vulnerable Without Paper Backups

More than half of the voting machines Hoosiers are using in this year’s election don’t have a paper backup – making them more vulnerable to irreversible errors and breaches.

October 7, 2020

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Live From NPR: The 2020 Vice Presidential Debate

Follow NPR's live coverage and analysis of tonight's vice presidential debate, starting at 9 p.m. EST.

October 7, 2020

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Pence-Harris Debate To Unfold As Trump Recovers From Virus

Ultimately, the debate is a chance for voters to decide whether Pence and Harris are in a position to step into the presidency at a moment’s notice.

October 7, 2020

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Indiana Attorney General Candidates Split Over Virus Powers

Holcomb has faced criticism from some conservatives over the 44 executive orders that he has issued since first declaring a statewide public health emergency on March 6.

October 7, 2020

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Appeals Court Denies Plea To Expand Indiana's Vote-By-Mail

The hopes of Hoosiers who wanted Indiana to expand vote-by-mail for this fall’s election are all but buried after a federal appeals court ruling Tuesday.

October 6, 2020

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Long Lines At Bloomington's Election Central On First Day Of Early Voting

Crowds stretched around the block outside Election Central in Bloomington. People said it took about an hour to cast their votes.

October 6, 2020

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Judge Temporarily Halts Effect Of Indiana Ballot Deadline Ruling

A federal judge Tuesday temporarily halted a ruling that would have forced Indiana to count mail-in ballots that were postmarked by Election Day.

October 6, 2020

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Indiana's Gubernatorial Race Isn't A Sure Thing For Incumbent

The 2020 Indiana governor’s race always looked like an uphill battle for the challengers, Democrat Dr. Woody Myers and Libertarian Donald Rainwater. But incumbent Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb’s victory is not quite guaranteed.

October 5, 2020

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Today Is The Last Day To Register To Vote For The 2020 General Election

Today is the last day for Hoosiers to register to vote for the 2020 general election.

October 2, 2020

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Monroe Election Supervisor Confident In County's Mail-In Voting System

For context, the 2016 election saw roughly 3,300 mail-in ballot requests. The county’s more than tripled that, and there’s still about a month to go until the deadline for requesting absentee ballots.

September 30, 2020

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Republican Todd Rokita On Attorney General's Office, Health Care And Police Reform

Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith sat down with the Republican candidate, Todd Rokita, to talk about the race’s big issues and how he’d approach the job differently than its current occupant.

September 30, 2020

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Libertarian Candidate Donald Rainwater On COVID, Racial Inequity And Education

The 2020 campaign for Indiana governor – like so much of people’s lives – has been overtaken by concerns about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and nationwide protests over racial injustice and police violence.

September 30, 2020

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Democrat Jonathan Weinzapfel On Attorney General's Office, Health Care And Police Reform

Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith sat down with the Democratic candidate, Jonathan Weinzapfel, to talk about the race’s big issues and how he’d approach the job differently than its current occupant.

September 30, 2020

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Democratic Candidate Dr. Woody Myers On COVID, Racial Inequity And Education

The 2020 campaign for Indiana governor – like so much of people’s lives – has been overtaken by concerns about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and nationwide protests over racial injustice and police violence.

September 30, 2020

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GOP Candidate Gov. Eric Holcomb On COVID-19, Racial Inequity And Education

The 2020 campaign for Indiana governor – like so much of people’s lives – has been overtaken by concerns about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and nationwide protests over racial injustice and police violence.

September 30, 2020

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Judge: Indiana Must Count Mail-In Ballots Postmarked By Election Day

A federal judge is forcing Indiana to count all mail-in ballots that are postmarked by Election Day, Nov. 3, as long as they arrive to county clerks by Nov. 13.

September 29, 2020

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Vote-By-Mail Advocates Take Case To Federal Appeals Court

The vote-by-mail advocates said without expanded mail-in options this fall, some Hoosiers will have to choose between risking their health by voting in person or not voting at all.

September 29, 2020

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NPR Live Updates: 1st Presidential Debate Between Trump And Biden

Starting at 9 p.m. EST, follow NPR's live coverage of tonight's first 2020 presidential election debate between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden.

September 28, 2020

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One Week Until Indiana Voter Registration Deadline For Fall Election

The deadline to register for this fall’s election is Monday, Oct. 5.

September 28, 2020

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Indiana Moves To Stage 5, Statewide Tracking Study To Begin Third Phase

The Indiana State Department of Health reported 73 additional confirmed deaths over the last week, bringing the state’s total to 3,354. The state announced more than 117,000 total confirmed cases.

September 28, 2020

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Libertarian Presidential Candidate Jorgensen Stumps In Indiana

Jorgensen delivered her speech to a crowd of hundreds in Westfield, just north of Indianapolis. She laid out her platform, one that often diverges from both the major party candidates.

September 26, 2020

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Prominent Indiana Republican Says He's Voting For Biden

John Mutz, who writes that he remains “a proud Republican,” is the most prominent Indiana Republican to publicly rebuke Trump.

September 25, 2020

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Indiana Worst In Nation For Decline In Young Voter Registration

Voter registration among those newly-eligible Hoosier voters is 54 percent less this year than the last presidential election cycle, according to a new analysis from Tufts University.

September 25, 2020

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Election 2020: What Are Your Questions For The IN-09 Candidates?

Rep. Trey Hollingsworth is running for reelection to Indiana's ninth congressional district seat. His challengers are Democrat Andy Ruff and Libertarian Tonya Millis.

September 24, 2020

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'A Little Bit Shocked. A Little Dismayed’ Holcomb Draws Ire From Health Officials For Re-Opening

Holcomb’s office was not immediately available for an interview, but denied in a statement that his reelection bid had any role in the decision.

September 24, 2020

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Indiana Gubernatorial Candidates Outline Views On Abortion

Indiana's candidates for governor each weighed in on the controversial issue of abortion this week.

September 24, 2020

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Indiana Vote-By-Mail Advocates Look Ahead To Continued Fight

Indiana will be one of only four states without expanded vote-by-mail for the 2020 general election, amid an ongoing pandemic.

September 24, 2020

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Can I Vote By Mail? Here's What You Need To Know For Indiana's Elections

What do you need on Election Day? What do you need to register to vote? Can you vote if you’re homeless? We’re answering your questions submitted through the Indiana 2020 Two-Way. 

September 23, 2020

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Hoosier Voters Can Sue To Extend Poll Hours On Election Day After Judge Halts Law

Hoosier voters will be able to go to court this fall to ask for polls to stay open longer if there are problems on Election Day.

September 23, 2020

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2020 Election Preview: MCCSC School Board Candidates

Monroe County voters will decide four of the seven Monroe County Community School Corp. Board of Trustees members this fall.

September 22, 2020

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Young, Braun Will Vote For Trump's Supreme Court Nominee Before Election

Braun, a first-term Republican, said he thinks Trump should pick Amy Coney Barrett because of her judicial record. Barrett has served on the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago for three years.

September 20, 2020

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Excuse Or Not, It's Still Unclear Who Can Vote By Mail This November In Indiana

Indiana's decision to spend federal CARES Act dollars to secure additional PPE for in-person voting, instead of giving county clerks resources to bolster mail-in voting like plays a role.

September 19, 2020

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Indiana Schools Chief Draws GOP Ire By Backing Democrat

The Indiana Republican Party has disavowed the state schools superintendent elected under its banner with her decision to support Democrat Woody Myers for governor.

September 17, 2020

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Mirroring Primary Election, More Monroe Co. Voters Choosing To Vote Absentee This Year

Monroe County voters will have six fewer polling locations to choose from come November’s general election – but more residents are choosing to vote by mail this year, as well.

September 17, 2020

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Attorney General Candidates On AG Curtis Hill's Latest Vote-By-Mail Position

Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill would rather a court eliminate the current vote-by-mail option for Hoosiers aged 65 or older than allow every eligible voter to cast a mail-in ballot.

September 11, 2020

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Indiana Democrats, GOP Send Out Unsolicited Absentee Ballot Applications

Hoosiers across the state are receiving unsolicited absentee ballot applications in the mail from the Indiana Democratic and Republican parties.

September 7, 2020

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Indiana Voter Registration Deadline For 2020 Fall Election Is Oct. 5

Indiana law cuts off voter registration 29 days before an election. This year, that means Hoosiers have until the end of the day on Monday, Oct. 5 to register.

September 5, 2020

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Hundreds Turn Out For Pro-Trump Boat Parade At Lake Monroe

A parade of hundred of boats decked out with Trump flags departed from the Lake Monroe dam and traveled en masse toward the Cutright State Recreation Area.

August 29, 2020

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Indiana Forecasts 10-Fold Jump For Mail-In Voting

Officials expect 1.3 million to 1.8 million mailed ballots, which would mean more than half of Indiana’s voters might choose that option rather than heading to polling sites for the Nov. 3 election amid coronavirus exposure worries.

August 27, 2020

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Pence Defends Police At Convention Amid Rising Race Tension

The vice president, who is the chair of the White House coronavirus task force, also defended the administration’s handling of the pandemic, a political liability that was otherwise largely absent from the convention program.

August 26, 2020

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Indiana Won't Allow Expanded Vote-By-Mail This Fall

“We are working with the Post Office to ensure that ballots are prioritized by the Postal Service and are received in a timely manner,” Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson said.

August 21, 2020

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Judge Denies Attempt To Force Indiana To Expand Vote-By-Mail

Judge James Patrick Hanlon ruled that while the Constitution guarantees the right to vote, it does not guarantee the right to vote by mail.

August 21, 2020

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Counties Must Contact Absentee Voters Before Rejecting Ballot For Signature Issue

Indiana counties can no longer reject a voter’s absentee, mail-in ballot because an official says their signature doesn’t match – without giving the voter a chance to fix it.

August 20, 2020

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Attorney Chris Jeter Becomes Indiana's Newest State Lawmaker

Jeter was voted in by a private Republican caucus to fill out the last few months of former House Speaker Brian Bosma’s term. Bosma formally stepped down at the end of July after more than 34 years at the Statehouse.

August 14, 2020

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Experts Talk About Approaching Presidential Election

Join us this week as we talk about increased mail-in ballots and what options you have in Indiana.

August 12, 2020

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Pence Reacts To Kamala Harris As Biden's VP Pick: 'See You In Salt Lake City!'

Biden announced Harris as his pick for VP Tuesday afternoon. She is the first Black and South Asian woman on a major-party ticket in U.S. history.

August 10, 2020

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Here Are The 11 Reasons You're Allowed To Vote By Mail In Indiana

The fight over vote-by-mail continues in Indiana as Gov. Eric Holcomb and Republicans remain opposed to expanding the system for this year’s fall election.

July 31, 2020

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Voter Advocates Sue Over Indiana's Absentee Ballot Deadline

There’s increased attention on vote-by-mail this year amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

July 21, 2020

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Indiana Democrats Call For Special Session On COVID Funding, Vote-By-Mail, Police Reform

Dems say there are critical issues that must be addressed before the legislature’s scheduled return in January.

July 6, 2020

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Indiana GOP AG Candidates Speak Out Before Ballots Come In

The spotlight is on incumbent Indiana Attorney Curtis Hill, who must convince delegates that he deserves a second term despite misconduct allegations.

June 24, 2020

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University Of Notre Dame Still Plans To Host First Presidential Debate Despite Pandemic

University Spokesperson Paul Browne said there will be some changes to the debate to try and limit possible exposure to COVID-19 but details are still being worked out.

June 23, 2020

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Woody Myers Unveils Wide-Ranging Criminal Justice Reform Plan

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Woody Myers unveiled a criminal justice reform plan that mandates new training for police, shifts funding to social services and decriminalizes marijuana.

June 19, 2020

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Holcomb, Crouch Give Virtual Convention Speeches That Follow Familiar Pattern

Gov. Eric Holcomb and Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch delivered their state Republican Party convention speeches in a very different way this year – televised, in the party’s first virtual convention due to COVID-19.

June 8, 2020

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Expanded Vote-By-Mail Looks Unlikely For November Election

Republican leaders aren’t endorsing vote-by-mail after using it in the primary.

March 2, 2020

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Pew Research: Latinos Are Paying More Attention To This Election

About 3-in-10 Latino voters – both Democrats and Republicans – say they have given a lot of thought to who is running for president in 2020, a new survey shows.

August 15, 2018

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Donnelly Meets With Trump's Supreme Court Nominee Kavanaugh

Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) says he’ll continue to review Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s record and watch his confirmation hearing before he decides whether to back him.

August 14, 2018

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Donnelly Set To Meet With Supreme Court Nominee Kavanaugh

Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) will meet Wednesday with President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

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