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ELKHART — A group of atheists is criticizing Elkhart County for using churches as voting centers, in what the atheists see as a “Christian sponsored Election Day.”

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GOSHEN — Republicans maintained their dominance over local government in Elkhart County on Tuesday, electing county officials and state lawmakers by wide margins.

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MISHAWAKA — Republican U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski declared victory at 10 p.m. Tuesday, claiming a fifth consecutive term in the House of Representatives at the expense of her Democratic challenger, Pat Hackett. 

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GOSHEN — Candidates and constituents alike awaited election results Tuesday night but an avalanche of ballots threatened to push the tally late into the night.

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ELKHART — The final day of in-person absentee voting in Indiana brought long lines at polling stations in Elkhart County with early voting numbers surpassing any other election year, according to election officials.

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ELKHART — Donald Rainwater, the Libertarian candidate for Indiana governor, finished his tour of the state in Elkhart on Sunday afternoon with a crowd of about 40 supporters.

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ELKHART — Democratic candidate Amanda Qualls, a Goshen school board member, is challenging Republican incumbent Christy Stutzman for the District 49 House seat in the Nov. 3 election.

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ELKHART — State Rep. Timothy Wesco is being challenged for his District 21 seat in this election, as Democrat Ryan Liedtky believes he has a chance at winning in the heavily Republican district.

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ELKHART — Republican incumbent state Rep. Doug Miller is running for re-election in a race with Democratic challenger Aaron Mishler, an Elkhart City Councilman, for the District 48 House seat in the Nov. 3 election.

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ELKHART — The Elkhart County Health Department will not reintroduce COVID-19 restrictions at least until after Election Day. Not because the outbreak is not serious enough but because of the potential political consequences.

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GOSHEN — Republican state Sen. Blake Doriot is being challenged for his District 12 seat in this election, as retired businessman Charles Mumaw, a Democrat, runs for the Senate for the third time.

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INDIANAPOLIS — More than 1 million Indiana voters requested early ballots this fall amid worries about the coronavirus, a record number but still lower than officials initially projected.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb took on the conservative criticism over his coronavirus pandemic orders as he faced his two reelection challengers in a televised debate Tuesday night.

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ELKHART — Call it an October surprise; local Republicans and Democrats agree on one message this election season: Stop stealing yard signs.

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ELKHART — Though two candidates are running for the State Senate District 9 seat, one of them being the incumbent, the campaign is one of the quieter ones. None of the candidates responded to interview requests.

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GOSHEN — Since early voting began in Indiana last week, election officials in Elkhart County said turnout has been consistently brisk. 

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GOSHEN — Democratic nominee for Indiana attorney general Jonathan Weinzapfel stopped in Goshen on Wednesday afternoon to address a small crowd of local supporters at the Rogers Park Pavilion.

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GOSHEN — Democrats, in what has been long been a solidly Republican county, believe their influence has grown in recent years, and they have great expectations for 2020.

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ELKHART — U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski, a Republican representing District 2, is looking to win a fifth term in the House of Representatives on Nov. 3. Challenging her is Democrat and attorney Pat Hackett.

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ELKHART — Voters can get insight into Elkhart School Board candidates from contested races during a forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Elkhart County and the Elkhart County NAACP on Tuesday night.

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NAPPANEE — Community group ACT Nappanee-Wakarusa will feature two presentations Oct. 13 on how to create a more fair and just future, a “both thoughtful and robust” program that will touch on health care, justice, crime, scams and the Golden Rule.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana’s Republican governor has consistently touted face masks to slow the spread of the coronavirus and prominently wears one in his reelection ads, even as President Donald Trump resists their use.

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ELKHART — Pontoons, power boats, bass boats, even a Jet Ski, were among more than 80 watercraft in a parade Sunday on the upper St. Joseph River in support of President Donald Trump.

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GOSHEN — County election officials have stocked up on personal protective equipment for the general election, but face mask requirements are still an open question.

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ELKHART — The upper St. Joseph River in Elkhart will be the scene for a boat parade in support of President Donald Trump later this month.

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ELKHART — One hundred years have passed since the ratification of the 19th amendment, which placed in the U.S. Constitution women’s right to vote.

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GOSHEN — Elkhart County Clerk of the Circuit Court Chris Anderson released a preliminary list of candidates Friday after the close of school board filings.

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GOSHEN — Voting by mail is still an option for anyone who doesn’t want to come to the polls in person on Nov. 3, though the warning from county election officials is, don’t procrastinate.

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ELKHART — Democrats will choose their replacement for former Elkhart City Councilman Gerry Roberts on Aug. 12, the party announced Thursday.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill’s bid for reelection was scuttled Friday as he lost the Republican nomination following a monthlong suspension of his law license over allegations that he groped a state lawmaker and three other women during a party.

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ELKHART — Recently elected City Council member Gerry Roberts is giving up his seat to move out of his district.

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GOSHEN — Former mayor Allan Kauffman announced he will be a candidate for Goshen Community School Board District 4 in the November election.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Democrats announced Wednesday that former Evansville Mayor Jonathan Weinzapfel will be their nominee for state attorney general, a race that attracted numerous candidates from both parties after Republican incumbent Curtis Hill was disciplined over allegations of gropi…

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