INDIANA 11 Electoral Votes 
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(Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Indiana Secretary of State)
Total Resident Population, July 1, 2016 est.
Total Registration, Nov. 2016
4,829,243 >

Indiana has: 92 counties.
Five largest counties: Marion, Lake, Allen, Hamilton, St. Joseph.
Largest cities (100,000-plus): Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, Evansville, South Bend. 

Governor: Mike Pence (R) elected 2012. not seeking re-election in 2016.
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. M.Stutzman (R)  | 4. T.Rokita (R) | 5. S.Brooks (R) | 6. L.Messer (R) | 7. A.Carson (D) | 8. L.Bucshon (R) | 9. T.Young (R) >
U.S. Senate: Joe Donnelly (D) elected in 2012; Dan Coats (R) not seeking re-election in 2016. 
2016 Governor: Gov. Mike Pence (R)'s decision to join Donald Trump's ticket, announced on July 15, shook up the race.  The  Indiana Republican Party's central committee selected Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb (R) as its nominee; he faced former Speaker of the House John Gregg (D), who was making a second run after a very close race in 2012, and Rex Bell (L), who runs a contruction business and is chairman of the Libertarian Party of Wayne County.  Holcomb/Crouch won 1,397,396 votes (51.38%) to 1,235,503 (45.42%) for Gregg/Hale and 87,025 (3.20%) for Bell/Tatgenhorst; there were also 44 write-in votes (2,719,968 total votes cast in the race).
U.S. Senate:
The retirement of Sen. Dan Coats (R) created an open Senate seat, which Democrats hoped to pick up.  However, Rep. Todd Young (R) kept the seat in Republican hands, defeating former Sen. Evan Bayh (D) and Lucy Brenton (L) by 1,423,991 votes (52.11%) to 1,158,947 (42.41%) and 149,481 (5.47%); there were also 127 votes for a write-in candidate (2,732,546 total votes cast in the race). 
U.S. House: Reps. Martin Stutzman (R) and Todd Young (R) both sought the Senate nomination, creating two open seats.  Republicans kept control of both.  In CD-3 (Northeast Indiana), state Sen. Jim Banks (R) trounced Tommy Schrader (D) and radio show host Pepper Snyder (L). by 201,396 votes to 66,023 and 19,828.  In CD-9 (Bloomington and Louisville, KY suburbs), businessman Trey Hollingsworth (R) defeated Monroe County Commissioner Shelli Yoder (D)and deisel mechanic Russell Brooksbank (L) by 174,791 votes to 130,627 and 17,425.
State Legislature: 25 of 50 Senate seats and all 100 House seats were up.  In the Senate the balance went from 40R, 10D to 41 R, 11D, and in the House from 71R, 29D to 70R, 30D.
Ballot Measure: Voters approved a constitutional amendment question to provide that the right to hunt, fish, and harvest wildlife shall be forever preserved for the public good, 

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The Hoosier State
General Election -- Tuesday, November 8, 2016
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.)
Johnson/Weld (Lib.)
+Trump/Pence (Rep.)
Castle (w/in Ind.)
Stein (w/in Ind.)
12 more write-ins

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

Presidential Preference Primary Election -- Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Registered Voters: 4,715,292.  Voters Voting: 1,771,753.  Turnout: 38%.   
...In Person: 1,489,365.  Absentee: 282,288.  16%

92 Delegates: 56 District, 19 At-Large, 9 PLEO and 9 Unpledged.


57 Delegates: 3 RNC; 27 at-large; 27 by CD (3 x 9 CDs).

General Election Winners in Indiana, 1992-2012
1992 1996 2000 2004 2008 2012
  and the details...
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
Johnson/Gray (Lib.)
+Romney/Ryan (Rep.)


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)

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.)
Barr/Root (Lib.)
McCain/Palin (Rep.) 1,345,648
Baldwin (w/in Ind.)
Nader (w/in Ind.)
8 more w/ins 177

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.)
Badnarik/Campagna (Lib.) 18,058 (0.73)
+Bush/Cheney (Rep.) 1,479,438
Nader/Camejo (w/in Ind.)
Cobb/LaMarche (w/in Grn.)
J.J. Kennedy, W.Brown, L.M. Bone (w/ins)

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.)
Browne/Olivier (Lib.)
+Bush/Cheney (Rep.)
Buchanan/Foster (Ind.)
Nader/LaDuke (w/in)
Hagelin/Goldhaber (w/in)
Phillips/Frazier (w/in)
David McReynolds (w/in)
J.Schriner, K.R. Judd, D.H. Birchler, E.L. Easton, G.D. Strickland (w/ins)

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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Bush (Rep.)...........989,375
Clinton (Dem.).......848,420
Perot (Ind.) ...........455,934
Dole (Rep.).........1,006,693 
Clinton (Dem.).......887,424
Perot (Ref.)............224,299
Others (1+w/ins).....17,426