The following press release arrived after press time November 9, 2018
Immediate Release Commissioners Demand Accountability For Election Issues
assure accountability for the serious problems in Tuesday’s election
process, and to begin developing a plan to assure that the problems do not
occur again, the Porter County Commissioners’ Office is demanding that the
County Clerk and Election Board take the following immediate actions.
1.Porter County Clerk Karen Martin must resign, effective immediately.
Should she win Tuesday’s election for the position of County Auditor, she
must also resign before taking office.
is the normal protocol, the Porter County Election Board must request any
and all investigations that are available through the Indiana Secretary of
State Election Division and Indiana State Police. Should the Election Board
not make the requests, the Commissioners’ Office shall make every effort
within its statutory powers to get those authorities to open an
Further, the Commissioners’ Office is requesting that the Porter County
Council, Election Board, Democrat Party Chair and Republican County Chair
join with the Commissioners to immediately begin a bipartisan effort to
determine any and all actions that must be taken to assure that such a
failure never happens again. This cooperative and bipartisan effort is
absolutely critical to begin the process of restoring voter confidence in
Finally, the Commissioners’ Office extends its sincere and deep gratitude to
the hundreds of poll workers that gave of their time on Tuesday and to the
Porter County Sheriff’s Department for the support they have given
throughout this process.