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Voter turnout in May primary at only 20 percent

By Seth Fleming TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—Only one in five Hoosiers who are registered to vote cast ballots in the May primary election, continuing a trend of low voter turnout in Indiana. Of the state’s 4.4 million registered voters, 870,336 cast ballots on May 8, which saw one of the most contentious contests in the nation when […]

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Injunction blocks state from purging voter rolls

By Brynna Sentel TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—A federal judge has issued an injunction blocking Indiana from purging voters from registration rolls if their names turn up on a list of those registered to vote in another state. The injunction issued Friday by U.S. District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt of the Southern District of Indiana came in a […]

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Who’s in a marriage? GOP delegates will decide this weekend

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—Whether marriage should be between a man and a woman exclusively will be the subject of debate this weekend at the state Republican Party’s convention in Evansville. Delegates will have a chance to vote on a proposed change to the marriage plank of its platform, state Republican Party Chair Kyle Hupfer announced […]

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Rodric Bray to become new leader of Indiana Senate

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Senate Republicans elected Sen. Rodric Bray to become the next president pro tem, succeeding Sen. David Long. “The entire caucus is behind the new leadership, as am I,” Long, of Fort Wayne, said. “I know I will be leaving the Senate in extremely capable hands.” Long announced his […]

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Delph wins, but new faces emerge in other Republican primary races

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Linda Rogers defied the odds when she beat Sen. Joe Zakas, R-Granger, in the May 8 primary election. “I’m a people person so part of my campaign was reaching out to people to one, introduce myself but secondly I said, ‘What are your issues.? What are your problems?’” Rogers […]

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Nastiest Senate race ends with Braun victory

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Businessman Mike Braun launched his campaign against incumbent Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly almost as soon as he was declared the winner of the bitterly-contested Republican primary. “Joe Donnelly, he is a guy that got into office on a fluke in the first place and his record lines up with Pelosi […]

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Greg Pence, brother of VP Mike Pence, wins congressional primary

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — There’s a new Pence making headlines, and soon he’ll be fighting for the congressional seat once held by his brother, Vice President Mike Pence. Greg Pence won the Republican primary for the 6th Congressional District after defeating four other candidates. His brother held the seat for a dozen years, […]

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Real time election results available on state website

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS—Election results in real time will be available on Indiana’s voters’ website as soon as the polls close at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson announced Monday that the public and media can view the results at www.IndianaVoters.com as precincts around the state email them to her office. To view […]

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Indiana receives funds to boost election security

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS—The state is scheduled to receive nearly $8 million from a federal fund to improve the security of the voting process, but that money won’t be put to use before Tuesday’s primary election. State election officials around the country are scheduled to receive a share of $380 million that Congress set […]

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GOP candidates dodge questions, attack each other

Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS —No one can say that debate moderator Abdul Hakim-Shabazz did not try to get the three Republican Senate candidates to answer a question. But Monday, at the final debate to see which Republican will challenge Democrat U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly in November, Mike Braun and U.S. Reps. Luke Messer and Todd […]

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