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Monday was supposed to be the voter registration deadline for Indiana’s primary election. But COVID-19 changed all that.

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana election officials have started contemplating whether voters might need to cast all ballots by mail for the state’s primary election because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The state election commission voted unanimously Wednesday to delay Indiana’s primary by nearly a month to June 2 and give all voters the option of submitting mail-in ballots.

The state’s Republican and Democratic chairmen agreed last week with Gov. Eric Holcomb to move the primary from its scheduled May 5 date.

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Indiana State Health officials have announced that a third person has died from COVID-19 in the state. 

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Five states have primaries and one state is caucusing today. Political analysts say Michigan is the state to watch. 

Michigan Gov. Whitmer Endorses Biden Days Before Primary

Mar 5, 2020
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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is backing Joe Biden for president days before the state's Democratic primary.

Whitmer's endorsement gives the former vice president another boost after his Super Tuesday success. Whitmer had not planned to endorse a candidate but told The Associated Press on Thursday that Biden “showed up for the people of Michigan" when they needed him.

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The leading Democratic presidential candidates are heading for Michigan…as the state prepares for party primary elections next week.

Warren Rallies Michigan Voters On Super Tuesday

Mar 4, 2020
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Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren is vowing to remain in the Democratic presidential race, despite a lackluster showing on Super Tuesday.

Warren spent Super Tuesday evening in Michigan, which is one of a half-dozen states holding a primary or caucus next week.

 

 

Warren barely mentioned Super Tuesday at her rally in Detroit.

Instead she told the crowd what she calls the threat to women, people of color and the global climate posed by Donald Trump, is too great to ignore.

 

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DETROIT (AP) — It's not too late: Voters who used an absentee ballot for Michigan's March 10 presidential primary election can change their preference and vote again.

At least eight Democratic candidates have dropped out of the race since Michigan absentee ballots were printed.

They include Pete Buttigieg, the former South Bend, Indiana, mayor, and Minnesota U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar.

Absentee voting in Michigan is up substantially now that voters can cast an absentee ballot for any reason.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A Republican challenger to President Donald Trump and at least eight Democratic presidential candidates are poised to join Indiana’s May primary.

Figures provided Friday by the Indiana secretary of state’s office show the campaigns for Trump and former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld have collected enough petition signatures to qualify for the Republican ballot.

Filing Period Opens For New Hampshire's Presidential Primary

Oct 30, 2019
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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The lengthy list of 2020 presidential hopefuls started growing longer Wednesday as the filing period opened for New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation primary.

South Bend Democratic Mayoral Primary - Results

May 7, 2019
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With votes from all the precincts in, Democratic candidate for South Bend Mayor, James Mueller, has garnered the most votes - earning over 37% of the votes cast.