According to unofficial tallies available at 5am Central this morning...
Republican Mitt Romney won Indiana's popular and electoral votes in Tuesday's
presidential election... [Indiana with eleven electoral votes]
Hoosier voters named Republican Mike Pence their next governor... a six term
congressman from downstate columbus, who defeated Democrat John Gregg and
Libertarian Rupert Boneham... Governor-Elect Pence takes office in January.
Longtime Democrat First District Indiana US Representative Peter Visclosky of
Merrillville was elected to his fifteenth term, defeating Republican challenger
Democrat Second District US Representative Joe Donnelly of South Bend won the Indiana
U.S. Senate seat on the ballot Tuesday , beating out Republican State Treasurer Richard
Mourdock for a seat long held by Republican Richard Lugar, who lost in the primary.
In the race for that second district congressional seat, Republican Jackie
Walorski has apparently defeated Democrat Brendan Mullen and Libertarian Joseph
Wayne Ruiz. Walorski narrowly lost to donnelly two years ago.
It appears Republican incumbent State School Superintendent Tony Bennett was
defeated by Democrat Glenda Ritz, though results were not yet available from all
counties across the state.
In local races, Democrats in Porter Countyy saw victories for county surveyor,
county commissioner district one/south district, and the
three at-large county council seats, with all of the county's 123 precincts
reporting in the unofficial results available this morning
For State Senate District Five, incumbent Republican Ed Charbonneau appears to
have retained his seat, as did Fourth District Republican incumbent State
Representative Ed Soliday.
In Porter County, there were reportedly people waiting in lines before the polls
opened at 6 am, with voter turnout at nearly 64-percent, just a couple
percentage points shy of the county turnout four years ago, according to
In the newly-redistricted Indiana State Representative District 19 seat, the
apparent winner this morning is Democrat incumbent Shelli Vandenburgh, defeating
Republican challenger Ron Johnson.
Lake County unofficial results with all 527 precincts reporting as of shortly before
midnight show victories for democrats in the race for coroner, surveyor, county commissioner
district two and county commmissioner district three.