2020 Election

Indiana Casts Its 11 Electoral College Votes

Dec 14, 2020
Brandon Smith / IPB News

Indiana cast its 11 electoral votes for President Donald Trump Monday as the nation’s Electoral College helps wrap up the 2020 presidential election.

Lauren Chapman / IPB News

More Hoosiers voted in the 2020 general election than in any election in state history, crossing the 3 million-voter mark for the first time.

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On this edition of the podcast you’ll hear the latest on the City of Gary voters supporting a multi-million dollar school referendum, a dozen employees of the Lake County Sheriff's Department, including the sheriff himself, were in quarantine earlier this week following positive COVID-19 tests of two employees,  Gov. Eric Holcomb was elected to his second term in office and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Frank J. Mrvan who won his bid to be the next U.S. representative for the 1st Congressional District. All of that, and more, on this edition of “Lakeshore Update”…

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U.S. Sen. Todd Young (R-Ind.) urges patience as states across the country continue counting votes in the 2020 election. 

Brandon Smith / IPB News

Republicans strengthened their grip on the Indiana House of Representatives in the 2020 election. The final Statehouse races were called Thursday.

Alan Mbathi / IPB News

Gov. Eric Holcomb said his substantial reelection victory will have no impact on his decision-making around COVID-19.

Justin Hicks / IPB News

Indiana was called by the Associated Press for incumbent President Donald Trump shortly before 9 p.m. While media organizations like – the AP – may call races on election night, final vote tallies may take up to several days to finish counting. 

Lauren Chapman / IPB News

Three of the four school referendums on the ballot in Indiana this election passed, according to results available Wednesday.

Rokita Defeats Weinzapfel To Become Attorney General

Nov 4, 2020
Lauren Chapman / IPB News

Republican Todd Rokita has won the race for Indiana attorney general, beating Democrat Jonathan Weinzapfel.

Tune-in live at 6 PM for election night coverage, on Lakeshore Public Radio - 89.1 FM.  

Our schedule:

6-7 PM - Statewide coverage from IPB News

7-10 PM - Local coverage, with Chris Nolte

10-12 AM - National coverage, from NPR

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On this edition of the podcast you’ll hear the latest on plans to begin construction of the West Lake Corridor project, Gov. Eric Holcomb says he would not support requiring residents to receive a COVID-19 vaccine and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Franciscan Health NWI spokesperson Robert Blaskiewicz about new visitor restriction changes because of the rise in COVID-19 cases in the Region. All of that, and more, on this edition of “Lakeshore Update”… 

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On this edition of the podcast you’ll hear the latest on plans to nominate U.S. Attorney Thomas Kirsch, II to the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals if Amy Coney Barrett is confirmed to the U. S. Supreme Court, Adam Pinsker report the ACLU is suing the federal Bureau of Prisons and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Jerry Davich of the Post-Tribune about his latest column featuring an interesting experiment he conducted at local political campaign rallies in the Region. All of that, and more, on this edition of “Lakeshore Update”… 

What do you want to know about the candidates running for Porter County Council at Large? The Democratic candidates Slyvia Graham, Susie Talevski and Dan L. Whitten will debate the Republican candidates Andy Bozak, and Mike Brickner, and they will be answering your questions, on Wednesday, October 21st at 7 PM. In partnership with the League of Women Voters of Porter County, Lakeshore Public Radio will host an hour long debate covering the topics you want to know more about.

What do you want to know about the candidates running for Indiana House of Representatives, District 15? Chris Chyung (D) and Hal Slager (R) will be answering your questions, on Thursday, October 15th at 6 PM. In partnership with the League of Women Voters of the Calumet Area, Lakeshore Public Radio will host an hour long debate covering the topics you want to know more about.

What do you want to know about the candidates running for Porter County Commissioner? Southern District candidates Laura Shurr Blaney (D) and Fred Martin (R), and the Northern candidates Becky Mateja Lombardini (D) and Jim Biggs (R) will debate on October 14th at 7 PM, and they will be answering your questions. In partnership with the League of Women Voters of Porter County, Lakeshore Public Radio will host an hour long debate covering the topics you want to know more about.

Frank Mrvan (D), Mark Leyva (R), and Michael Strauss (L) will debate on Tuesday, October 6th at 6 PM, for the Indiana 1st District Congressional race. In partnership with the League of Women Voters of the Calumet Area, Porter County, and LaPorte County, Lakeshore PBS and Lakeshore Public Radio - 89.1 FM will host an hour long debate covering the topics you want to know more about.

Today is the last day for Hoosiers to register to vote for the 2020 general election.

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Today:  "Times of Northwest Indiana" reporters Andrew Steele and Joseph Pete talk about the stories they wrote for print and online, including updates on the South Shore Line expansion projects, the impending sale of ArcelorMittal USA to Cleveland-Cliffs, Inc. for $1.4 billion, and a way to deal with a food desert in Gary with creation of a food truck park.  Indiana Public Broadcasting Statehouse reporter Brandon Smith interviewed the three candidates for Governor in the November 3rd general election -- incumbent Republican Eric Holcomb, Democrat Woody Myers and Liberterian Donald Rainwater.  We bring you all three conversations. 

Alan Mbathi / IPB News

The 2020 campaign for Indiana governor – like so much of people’s lives – has been overtaken by concerns about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and nationwide protests over racial injustice and police violence. Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith sat down with each candidate to discuss the race's big issues.

Alan Mbathi / IPB News

The 2020 campaign for Indiana governor – like so much of people’s lives – has been overtaken by concerns about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and nationwide protests over racial injustice and police violence. Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith sat down with each candidate to discuss the race's big issues.

Alan Mbathi / IPB News

The 2020 campaign for Indiana governor – like so much of people’s lives – has been overtaken by concerns about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and nationwide protests over racial injustice and police violence. Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith sat down with each candidate to discuss the race's big issues.

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Hoosiers have one week left to register to vote for the 2020 general election.

Lauren Chapman / IPB News

President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden haven’t made any campaign stops in Indiana this general election cycle. But Hoosiers got a chance to hear from a presidential candidate Sunday evening – Libertarian Jo Jorgensen.

Alan Mbathi / IPB News

The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg could have huge implications for the future of reproductive rights and access to abortion.

Indiana residents must be registered to vote 29 days before each election. What do you need on Election Day? What do you need to register to vote? Can you vote if you’re homeless? We’re answering your questions submitted through the Indiana 2020 Two-Way. 

Lauren Chapman / IPB News

Hoosier voters will be able to go to court this fall to ask for polls to stay open longer if there are problems on Election Day.

Lauren Chapman / IPB News

Hoosiers across the state are receiving unsolicited absentee ballot applications in the mail from the Indiana Democratic and Republican parties.

Updated at 2:45 p.m. ET

Nearly a week after Joe Biden's campaign and the Democratic Party announced they had raised a blockbuster $364 million in August, the Trump campaign and Republican Party still haven't released their numbers, and President Trump is talking about putting in his own money.

Indiana Won't Allow Expanded Vote-By-Mail This Fall

Aug 27, 2020
Justin Hicks / IPB News

Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson insists the state will have a “normal election” this fall and won’t expand mail-in voting amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Since the Democrats wrapped up their glitch-free virtual convention, now it's Republicans' turn.

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