straight-party ballots. Of the 44,213 straight-party ballots cast, 53.95
percent went to Republicans, compared to only 45.35 percent to Democrats.
beat Joe Biden handily in Porter County, with 51.94 percent of the vote to
Biden 45.74 percent. The Libertarian candidate, Jo Jorgensen, took 1.91
percent; and write-in candidates 0.41 percent.
Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb did even better in Porter County, with 53.17
percent of the vote; and in the race for Attorney General Republican Todd
Rokita took 54.12 percent of the vote.
won all three judicial races in Porter County: Christopher Buckley unseated
Democrat incumbent Judge David Chidester in the race for Porter Superior
Court 4; incumbent Republican Judge Mary DeBoer fended off a challenge from
Democrat Mitch Peters in the race for Porter Circuit Court bench; and
Republican Mike Fish beat Democrat Matt Soliday in the race for the open
bench of Porter Superior Court 1.
Democrats did buck the tide. Porter County Commissioner Laura Blaney,
D-South, narrowly defeated her Republican challenger, Fred Martin, with
50.14 percent of the vote. And Porter County Council Member Sylvia Graham,
D-at large, was the only Democrat in the vote-for-three race to win, taking
16.76 percent of the vote, behind Republican challengers Andy Bozak, with
18.54 percent; and Mike Brickner, with 17.65 percent.
Commissioner Jim Biggs, R-North, crushed his Democrat challenger, however,
Becky Mateja Lombardini, with 57.14 percent of the vote.