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Election Preview: Polls, Early Voting, And Election Day


Voting sign near Election Central, downtown Bloomington. (Bente Bouthier, WFIU/WTIU News)

Noon Edition airs on Fridays at noon on WFIU.

This year’s general election looks different than most would have imagined 10 months ago.

November could also mean big changes to politics in Indiana. Gov. Eric Holcomb is running for reelection. But in recent weeks, he’s been criticized as COVID-19 numbers increased after entering stage five of his “Back-On-Track” plan to reopen the state. 

Republicans have held a supermajority in the House and Senate for eight and 10 years respectively. Whether that supermajority is retained  will be significant, as the House and Senate will redraw congressional and legislative districts next year.

As of Monday, the U.S. has hit 89 percent of 2016’s early voting turnout. 

According to an article from Politico, Trump beats Biden when it comes to those who plan to vote in-person on Election Day. 

But 8 in 10 people who have already voted or plan to vote by mail supported Biden. 

This week, we’re talking about the General Election and what to expect leading up to Election Day.

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Note-This week of our guests and hosts will participate remotely to avoid risk of spreading infection. Because of this we will not be able to take callers live on-air.


Marjorie Hershey, professor emeritus Indiana University Department of Political Science

Paul Helmke, O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs professor of practice, Civic Leaders Center Director

Kevin Brown, Richard S. Melvin Professor of Law, Indiana University Maurer School of Law

Brian Howey, Howey Politics Indiana publisher, Indiana political columnist 

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