Frontrunner Donald Trump claimed victory in Tuesday's Indiana primary, taking a giant step forward toward the Republican nomination for president. Trump topped rival ted cruz by a sizable margin, including a 64-25% margin in Newton County.
Cruz meanwhile, dropped out of the presidential race with the loss.
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders won the Presidential primary on the Democratic side. Sanders won a narrow victory over frontrunner Hillary Clinton.
In county races --- Incumbent Scott Madison was a winner for Newton County Council At-Large. Madison won 26% of the GOP vote. he'll be joined by newcomers Scott McCord and Abbey Rossiter with 24 and 20% of the votes.
For Newton County Treasurer, Diane Veld fought off a challenge from Tami Jackson. 52 to 48%. Veld finished with 1364 votes to 1261 for Jackson.
Statistical ties in Jasper County finds numbers un-official at this point. For County Treasurer, Donya Jordon and Tammy McEwan each tallied 50% of the vote. Jordan had 14 more votes, recording 2856 votes to 2842 for McEwan.
The Jasper County Council At-Large contest shows Brett Risner with 28% of the votes (3751). Andrew Andree and Gerrit Devries each had 25% -- Andreee with 3281 votes to 3277 for Devries.
The White County Commissioner race in District 2 went to John Heimlich over Christopher Fullerton 62 to 38%. White County Council At-Large finds James Davis top vote-getter with 3551 (29%) to Kevin Crabb with 3338 (28%). Art Anderson had 24%.
In Benton County --- The District 3 Commissioner race went to Bryan Berry over Ed Scroeder 61 to 39%.
Cindy Gretencord won a narrow race over Melissa Kidwell for Fowler Clerk/Treasurer 51 to 49%. Un-official numbers had Gretencord with 279, Kidwell with 273.
The Benton Treasurer's contest went to Janet Hasser with 44% of the votes.