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Indiana's role in the primary elections

Posted at 11:39 PM, Mar 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-03 23:39:55-05

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana's delegates could still be in play by the time voters choose who they would like to see in the general election on the Democratic side.

Kip Tew, who works closely with the Democratic party in Indiana, says this is because there is more division and less unity inside each party.

"We usually didn't matter, but it seems we're bucking that trend here recently," Tew said. "In 2008, it came down to Clinton vs. Obama in the May Primary and in the last cycle, 2016, on the Republican side, it was not decided."

The Marion County Young Democrats gathered to watch the results come in Tuesday night.

Christopher Roman and the other young Democrats, as a group, aren't officially endorsing a specific candidate yet. They're focusing on making sure young people get involved in this election.

"We truly believe that we are the future and we want to make sure everyone is engaged, prepared, and know about all the candidates," Roman said.

Regardless of what happens at the national level, Marion County Young Democrats say they're hopeful the party will unify behind whoever gets the nomination.

Early voting begins in Indiana on April 7 and the primary election is May 5.