Vice President Mike Pence cancels trip to Indianapolis to vote early

Posted at 1:43 PM, Oct 06, 2020
and last updated 2021-10-26 11:16:04-04

UPDATE: Vice President Mike Pence and Second Lady Karen Pence have canceled a planned trip to Indianapolis to cast their ballots early, according to a statement from the Vice President's Office. The statement said the Vice President looks forward to rescheduling the trip in the near future.

Original story:

INDIANAPOLIS — Vice President Mike Pence and Second Lady Karen Pence will travel to Indianapolis to cast their early voting ballots on Friday.

Details about the vice president's visit have not been released, although the White House says they will return to Washington, D.C. Friday evening.

"During President Trump and Vice President Pence’s Administration, they have enacted pro-growth policies, which led to an unemployment rate of 3% in Indiana and created over 83,000 Hoosier jobs, including 9,700 manufacturing jobs, since Election Day 2016," the office of the Vice President said in a release about the upcoming visit.

On Wednesday, Pence and Sen. Kamala Harris will take part in the first and only vice presidential debate before the November election.

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Since President Trump was diagnosed with COVID-19 last week, multiple other white house staffers and people who have been in close contact with the president have also tested positive for the virus. Because of this, Pence and Harris will be separated by a plexiglass barrier during Wednesday's debate to help reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19. The debate will air on WRTV (ABC) at 9 p.m. EST.

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