If you voted in last week’s election, you were part of the 66.4 percent of Americans who turned out, the most since 1900. But with President-elect Joe Biden currently at a record 77.55 million votes and President Trump’s 72.34 million votes giving the former a 5.2 million lead at this writing (and 279 to 217 in the Electoral College), America remains a sharply divided nation.

Gov. Eric Holcomb and President Trump won landslide victories in Indiana. But Holcomb appears to have missed Gov. Evan Bayh’s 25.1 percent plurality record set back in 1992, winning 56.6 percent to 32 percent over Democrat Woody Myers, with Libertarian Donald Rainwater picking up 11.4 percent. Holcomb’s 1,702,902, with 99 percent of the vote reporting, did set a new record while winning 89 of Indiana’s 92 counties.

Brian A. Howey is publisher of Howey Politics Indiana at www.howeypolitics.com. Find him on Facebook and Twitter @hwypol.

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