Polls close for 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:

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As of 3 p.m., 14.8% of registered Monroe County voters requested a ballot in the primary election, according to County Clerk Nicole Browne. She says the busiest polling sites are at Eastview Church of the Nazarene, Sherwood Oaks Christian Church and University Elementary School.

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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.

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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 Voting.

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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.”

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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.  

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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.”

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