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Indiana’s Turnout Is Up . . . Which Is How It Should Be, Really


Early voting turnout in Indiana is higher than 2006, but I would more or less expect that with a good, competitive three-way race in Indiana’s Senate primary:

Early voting numbers surged in the weekend leading up to the Tuesday Indiana primary, leaving absentee participation up 30 percent from the 2006 midyear election.

Indiana Secretary of State spokesman Jim Gavin said about 92,000 people requested mail-in ballots or voted early in-person by Monday morning.

Back in 2006, there was no challenger to Sen. Richard Lugar, and no particularly close House primaries.

Tags: Indiana , Richard Lugar


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