Preliminary Results from Indiana Primary Election

Former Vice President Joe Biden is the apparent winner of the Indiana Democratic primary. Indiana was one of several contests taking place Tuesday and one of the states that pushed back its election because of coronavirus concerns. This is also a gubernatorial election year in the Hoosier state, but there was no primary contest for governor Tuesday. Voters also got to make a choice for Congress. Preliminary unofficial results show North Township Trustee Frank J. Mrvan as the apparent winner in the Democratic primary for U.S. Representative District 1 which had fourteen candidates, and the apparent winner of the Republican primary Mark Leyva, who was among six candidates for the District 1 seat. Longtime incumbent Democratic Congressman Pete Visclosky did not run for re-election.  Voters also cast ballots for state legislative seats and county offices. Also on the ballot were school funding referendums for two districts in northwest Indiana. Unofficial tallies show voters apparently approving referendums for Hanover Community Schools in Cedar Lake and Union Township Schools in Wheeler.