INDIANA 11 Electoral Votes 
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Population 
(Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Indiana Secretary of State)
Total Resident Population, July 1, 2019 est.
6,732,219
Total Registration, Nov. 2020
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Indiana has: 92 counties.
Five largest counties: Marion, Lake, Allen, Hamilton, St. Joseph.
Largest cities (100,000-plus): Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, Evansville, South Bend. 

Government
Governor: Eric Holcomb (R) elected 2016. seeking re-election in 2020.
State Legislature: Indiana General Assembly  House: 100 seats  Senate: 50 seats
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U.S. House: 7R, 2D - 1. P.Visclosky (D) | 2. J.Walorski (R) | 3. J.Banks (R) | 4. J.Baird (R) | 5. S.Brooks (R) | 6. G.Pence (R) | 7. A.Carson (D) | 8. L.Bucshon (R) | 9. T.Hollingsworth (R) >
U.S. Senate: Mike Braun (R) elected in 2018; Todd Young (R) elected in 2016. 
2020 Governor: Gov. Eric Holcomb/Suzanne Crouch (R), seeking re-election, face Woody Myers/Linda Lawson (D) and Donald Rainwater/William Henry (L).
U.S. House: There are two retirements:
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In CD-1 (NW Indiana; Gary and its suburbs and exurbs) Rep. Pete Visclosky (D), first elected in 1984, is retiring.
  Seeking to succeed him are Frank Mrvan Jr. (D), Mark Leyva (R) and Michael Strauss (L).
-In CD-5 (north Indianapolis and eastern and northern suburbs) Rep. Susan Brooks (R), first elected in 2012, is retiring.  Seeking to succeed her are state Sen. Victoria Spartz (R), former state Rep. Christina Hale (D), Ken Tucker (L), and Vernon Moore (I).
State Legislature: 25 of 50 Senate seats and all 100 House seats are up. 
Ballot Measures: no statewide ballot measures.

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The Hoosier State
General Election -- Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Voter Registration Deadline: Oct. 5, 2020.

First day to vote absentee in-person: Oct. 6, 2020.


A lawsuit filed on July 30, 2020 by Indiana Common Cause and the Indiana NAACP challenged the noon Election Day receipt deadline for vote by mail ballots
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On the ballot
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Trump/Pence (Rep.)


Biden/Harris (Dem.)


Jorgensen/Cohen (Lib.)






Ballot Access: An independent or minor party candidate for president must obtain signatures of registered voters equal to 2% of the total votes cast for secretary of state in the 2018 general election for the entire state.  Deadline for filing is June 30, 2020.
Overview: Trump/Pence is all but certain to carry Indiana.

Presidential Preference Primary Election -- Tuesday, May 5, 2020 June 2, 2020

Democrats
Biden 380,836 (76.44%), Sanders 67,688 (13.59%), Buttigieg 17,957 (3.61%), Warren 14,344 (2.88%)... Total 497,927.

89 Delegates: 55 District, 18 At-Large, 9 PLEO and 7 Unpledged.

Republicans
Trump 504,726 (91.9%), Weld 44,520 (8.1%)... Total 549,246.




General Election Winners in Indiana, 1992-2016
1992 1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016
Bush
42.91%
Dole
47.13%
Bush
56.65%
Bush
59.94%
Obama
49.95%
Romney
54.13%
Trump
56.94%
  and the details...

General Election -- Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Voting Eligible Population*: 4,852,657.
VEP Highest Office Turnout Rate: 56.4%.


Total Registration: 4,829,243.

Voter Registration Deadline: Oct. 11, 2016.
In-Person Absentee Voting Starts: Oct. 12, 2016.


Official Results >


Clinton/Kaine (Dem.)
1,033,126
(37.77)
Johnson/Weld (Lib.)
133,993
(4.90)
+Trump/Pence (Rep.)
1,557,286
(56.94)
Castle (w/in Ind.)
1,937
(0.07)
Stein (w/in Ind.)
7,841
(0.29)
12 more write-ins
775
(0.03)
Total........2,734,958

Total voters: 2,807,676 of which 1,873,281 voted in person and 934,403 (33%) voted absentee.
Overview: Trump's selection of Gov. Mike Pence added another wrinkle to an already busy election season featuring races for governor and U.S. Senate.  The presidential result was similar to 2004.  The Trump/Pence ticket kept Indiana's 11 electoral votes squarely in the Republican column, carrying 88 counties to 4 for Clinton (Marion, Lake, St. Joseph and Monroe), and gaining a plurality of 524,160 votes (19.17 percentage points).  Pence returned to the state quite frequently (visits).  The Clinton campaign did not entirely neglect the state, opening an office in Indianapolis on July 31.
Clinton  |  Trump
BALLOT [PDF]

General Election -- Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Voting Eligible Population*: 4,759,100.
VEP Highest Office Turnout Rate: 55.1%.


Total Registration: 4,555,257.



Official Results >


Obama/Biden (Dem.) 1,152,887
(43.93)
Johnson/Gray (Lib.)
50,111
(1.91)
+Romney/Ryan (Rep.)
1,420,543
(54.13)
write-ins
993

Total........2,624,534


Total voters: 2,663,368 of which 590,445 (22.1%) voted absentee.
write ins included 625 for Jill Stein and 290 for Virgil Goode.
2012 Overview
In contrast to 2008, the outcome in Indiana was never in doubt as the Romney/Ryan ticket amassed a plurality of 267,656 votes (10.20 percentage points), carrying 83 counties to nine for Obama.  The nine counties included the two largest, Marion (by 79,827 votes) and Lake (by 62,466 votes), as well as Delaware, La Porte, Monroe, Perry, Porter, St. Joseph and Vigo.  There were a few visits (+).  The biggest story in terms of media attention was U.S. Senate candidate Richard Mourdock's controversial remark about rape in an Oct. 24 candidates debate; this put Romney, who had recently cut a TV spot for Mourdock (+), in an awkward position.
Obama  |  (Romney)
BALLOT [PDF]

General Election -- Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Voting Eligible Population*: 4,634,261.
VEP Highest Office Turnout Rate: 59.4%.

In terms of registered voters...
Highest turnout county was Adams (79%).
Lowest turnout county was Crawford (48%).

2,143,831 voted in person.
   662,443 voted absentee (24%).

Highest absentee vote county was Cass (67%).
Lowest absentee vote county was Vermillion (11%).

Total Registration: 4,514,804.
Official Results >


+Obama/Biden (Dem.)
1,374,039
(49.95)
Barr/Root (Lib.)
29,257
(1.06)
McCain/Palin (Rep.) 1,345,648
(48.91)
Baldwin (w/in Ind.)
1,024
(0.04)
Nader (w/in Ind.)
909
(0.03)
8 more w/ins 177
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Total........2,751,054

Total voters 2,805,374.
62% of 4,514,804 registered.
2008 Overview
Indiana ripened into a tight battleground state, and the Obama-Biden ticket eked out a win, gaining a plurality of 28,391 votes (1.04 percentage points).  McCain carried 77 counties to 15 for Obama, but Obama's pluralities of 107,674 votes in Marion County (Indianapolis) 71,559 votes Lake County (NW corner, in the Chicago metro area) combined with showings in the 45-49% range in another 22 counties and inroads in the donut counties around Indianapolis tipped the balance.
General Election Details
Obama/Allies  |  McCain/Allies  |  Nader


General Election -- Tuesday, November 2, 2004
Voting Eligible Population*: 4,504,260.  
VEP Highest Office Turnout Rate: 54.8%.


Absentee votes: 260,550


Total Registration:  4,296,602.
Official Results


Kerry/Edwards (Dem.)
969,011
(39.26)
Badnarik/Campagna (Lib.) 18,058 (0.73)
+Bush/Cheney (Rep.) 1,479,438
(59.94)
Nader/Camejo (w/in Ind.)
1,328
(0.05)
Cobb/LaMarche (w/in Grn.)
102
J.J. Kennedy, W.Brown, L.M. Bone (w/ins)
65
Total........2,468,002
 

Total voters voting: 2,512,142
2004 Overview
Not since LBJ in 1964 has a Democrat carried Indiana.  Bush-Cheney expanded upon their 2000 showing, gaining a plurality of 510,427 votes (20.68 percentage points).  Bush carried 88 of the 92 counties; Kerry won in Marion (Indianapolis), Lake (Gary; northwest corner), La Porte (also in the northwest), and Monroe (Bloomington) counties. 
General Election Details
Kerry/Allies  |  Bush-Cheney '04

General Election -- Tuesday, November 7, 2000
Voting Eligible Population*: 4,424,909.
VEP Highest Office Turnout Rate: 49.3%.


Total Registration: 4,000,809.
Official Results


Gore/Lieberman (Dem.)
901,980
 (41.01)
Browne/Olivier (Lib.)
15,530
(0.71)
+Bush/Cheney (Rep.)
1,245,836
(56.65)
Buchanan/Foster (Ind.)
16,959
(0.77)
Nader/LaDuke (w/in)
18,351
(0.84)
Hagelin/Goldhaber (w/in)
167
 (0.01)
Phillips/Frazier (w/in)
  200
(0.01)
David McReynolds (w/in)
43
J.Schriner, K.R. Judd, D.H. Birchler, E.L. Easton, G.D. Strickland (w/ins)
56
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Total........2,199,302

Petition candidates were required to obtain signatures of 30,716 registered voters (2% of the votes received for Sec. of State in 1998).  Nader petitions contained only 15,891 valid signatures, so the Indiana Election Commission in its Aug. 24 meeting declined to place Nader on the ballot.

2000 Overview
Bush-Cheney won Indiana's 12 electoral votes with a plurality of 343,856 votes (15.65 percentage points), carrying 86 of the state's 92 counties.  Gore won in Lake (Gary), La Porte and St. Joseph (South Bend) counties in the Northwest corner of the state, as well as in Perry, Scott, and Vermillion. 

Gov. Bush made a couple of visits to the state: on Sept. 6 he did an airport rally and a Republican Party reception in Indianapolis, and on Oct. 27, on his Michigan Bus tour, he did an airport departure in South Bend. 

For the Democratic ticket, Sen. Lieberman delivered a major address on faith and values at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend on Oct. 24.


1992 and 1996 General Elections






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1992
Bush (Rep.)...........989,375
(42.91)
Clinton (Dem.).......848,420
(36.79)
Perot (Ind.) ...........455,934
(19.77)
Others(2+w/ins).......12,142
(0.53)
Total........2,305,871
1996
Dole (Rep.).........1,006,693 
(47.13)
Clinton (Dem.).......887,424
(41.55)
Perot (Ref.)............224,299
(10.50)
Others (1+w/ins).....17,426
(0.82)
Total........2,135,842