Election 2016

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On Feb. 17th, the College of Arts and Sciences, History, and Honors Program at IPFW organized a panel discussion titled "Is This Any Way To Elect A President? A Discussion Of The Electoral College." 

The discussion looks at the history, function, and controversy of the electoral college. The panel was moderated by Andrew Downs of the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics.  

Panelists include:

Michael Wolf, IPFW Department of Political Science

James Toole, IPFW Department of Political Science

Jeff Malanson, IPFW Department of History

Lisa Ryan, WBOI News

The Women’s Studies department at IPFW isn’t having a great month. Many professors and students in the program were Hillary Clinton supporters, and they were hoping to see the first woman elected president of the United States.


Turnout for the 2016 General Election is expected to meet or set records in the Hoosier State.

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Republicans had many wins in Northeast Indiana last night.

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Allen County Council President Roy Buskirk died with less than a week left before the election. That means his name was still on the ballot, and Buskirk received a winning number of votes for the at-large County Council seat. Democrats and Republicans disagree about what party will fill his empty seat.

As people head to the polls for Election Day, WBOI’s Lisa Ryan and Zach Bernard visited a few polling locations to ask Northeast Indiana residents who they’re voting for, and why.


Energy and environment issues are not playing a big role in this year’s gubernatorial campaign.

At first glance, Democratic candidate John Gregg and Republican candidate Eric Holcomb have similar views on those issues. Both would pursue an “all of the above” energy strategy—the state should use natural gas, renewable energy, and coal.

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Allen County Council President Roy Buskirk died Friday from liver cancer at the age of 72.

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Senate candidate Todd Young made his final pitch to Allen County Republicans Saturday, and he was joined by Texas senator, and former Republican presidential candidate, Ted Cruz.


With the General Election less than one week away, many voters have made their electoral decisions - perhaps based on just the candidate's’ name.