Indiana remains, essentially, a one-party state after Tuesday’s mid-term election. Republicans are poised to increase their state Senate and House super majorities; they elected Diego Morales as secretary of state by a 14 percent plurality despite numerous allegations of vote fraud and sexual harassment; and they came within several points of picking off the 1st Congressional District seat they hadn’t held in 94 years.

U.S. Sen. Todd Young joined Morales in forging an emphatic win, drubbing Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. 57.9 percent to 38.7 percent with 94 percent of the vote reporting. McDermott told reporters at his concession speech, “I wasted 14 months of my life.”

Brain Howey is publisher of Howey Politics Indiana at Find Howey on Facebook and Twitter @hwypol.

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