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 Actor Sean Astin spent Election Day stumping the state for Hillary Clinton and talking to Hoosiers about the importance of their vote.  In recent years, Indiana has consistently ranked low for voter turnout. Astin emphasizes every vote counts.

“Hopefully people realize that’s it’s not just who wins or loses but it’s the margins by which those people win or lose could make or break the campaign,” Astin says. “I mean this is really pivotal moment and Hoosiers ought to stand up and be counted.”

Near-Record Turnouts Possible For Indiana Primary

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Indiana has historically ranked very low among the 50 states in voter turnout during primary elections, but that might not be the case this year.

Indiana is expected to be a big player in both the Democratic and Republican presidential races.

Andy Downs from the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics says turnout for this year’s primary could be record-setting, or very close to it. And while Indiana is receiving a wealth of unexpected national attention, it’s not unprecedented.

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is challenging Donald Trump's foreign-policy credentials as the Indiana primary draws closer.

Both Cruz and Trump have touted a bombs-away approach to ISIS, with Cruz saying he'd like to find out "whether sand glows in the dark" and Trump saying he'd "bomb the ---- out of them."

Cruz says Trump’s answer to a foreign policy question only makes matters worse.

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Presidential candidates have blanketed Indiana over the last couple of weeks, seeking to secure as many delegates as possible in the hunt for their parties’ nomination.

Here's how Republican and Democratic delegates are doled out based on Tuesday’s results:

Indiana has 57 Republican delegates up for grabs.  Thirty of those delegates will vote for the statewide winner on the first ballot at the Republican National Convention. 

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As many as a thousand union members and supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders rallied outside the Indiana Statehouse Friday in support of laid-off Carrier factory workers.

Sanders' last-minute appearance at the protest came days before Tuesday's primary election, where the Carrier story has taken center stage.

The diverse crowd on the statehouse lawn wielded signs reading "Keep it made in America" and "Save our jobs, stop corporate greed," and chanted union slogans like "stand up, fight back."

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