Polls close in Indiana’s primary election
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Hoosiers took to the polls Tuesday for Indiana’s primary election.
Election Day outcomes rolled in throughout the evening. You can find results here.
The most talked about race was between the Republican candidates hoping to challenge Democrat Joe Donnelly for his U.S. Senate seat. Mike Braun ended up claiming the nomination.
Voters also selected candidates for other state and local races. And some residents voted on proposed referendums that would raise money for school districts.
Our LIVE BLOG below has updates from throughout the night:
Voter turnout in Monroe County, according to Clerk Nicole Browne:
“As of 3:00 p.m., 14.8% of registered Monroe County voters
have requested a ballot in the Primary election.
“The busiest polling sites are at Eastview Church of the
Nazarene, Sherwood Oaks Christian Church and University Elementary
School. Each of these polling sites has had more than 500 voters.
“The precinct for which voters have requested the most
ballots is Perry 18. The precinct for which voters have requested the
fewest ballots is Bloomington 7.”
Blackford County is reporting 2,064 voters have been processed and voted, which is 25% of the registered voters in the county, according to the county clerk’s office.
You still have about an hour left to cast your vote in the Republican primary. Stationed at Luke Messer's campaign headquarters tonight. They're hoping he will get the chance to unseat Sen. Joe Donnelly in the fall. It's been a contentious race so far between the three Republican candidates in this race. Volunteers and staff here worked up until the last minute making more than 70k calls to voters today.
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As of 6:00 p.m., 18.6% of registered Monroe County voters
participated in the Primary election, according to the Clerk’s office.
Of the people who requested a ballot in the Primary
election 70.6% voted on Election Day and 29.4% voted during Early/Absentee
Statement from Joe Donnelly’s campaign on victory in Democratic primary, where he ran unopposed:
“Hoosiers in every corner of the state showed today that they’re fired up to keep Joe Donnelly in the Senate. It’s clear they want a champion for working families in the Senate – one who’ll work hard and reach across the aisle to protect their access to affordable health care, defend Medicare and Social Security, and keep good-paying jobs here in Indiana. After having 41 of his legislative proposals signed into law – including 19 during the Trump Administration alone – Joe’s the only candidate in the race with a record of delivering on the issues that matter to Hoosiers. We couldn’t be happier to have grassroots Democratic supporters behind us again, and we’re ready to work hard to lay out Joe’s positive vision to Hoosiers in every corner of the state.”
At 6 p.m., the Blackford County clerk’s office reported that 2,228 voters have been processed and voted. This is 27% of the registered voters in Blackford County.
Statement from National Republican
Congressional Committee on Greg Pence’s projected GOP victory:
“The NRCC congratulates Greg Pence on receiving
the Republican nomination for Indiana’s 6th Congressional District. Hoosiers
can rest assured they will have a true advocate with real world business
experience fighting for them in Congress. We are looking forward to seeing him
elected to Congress in November.”