Presidential Election 2020

Lauren Chapman / IPB News

Hoosiers across the state are receiving unsolicited absentee ballot applications in the mail from the Indiana Democratic and Republican parties.


The University of Notre Dame announced Monday it would be backing out of hosting the first presidential debate due to the pandemic. The debate was scheduled for September 29th in the Purcell Pavilion on campus.

University Spokesperson Paul Browne said the necessary health precautions needed to safely host the debate would have defeated the purpose of hosting it in the first place.

“If we couldn’t have a large participation by our students and a large participation by our community then what’s the point of hosting it?”

Justin Hicks/Indiana Public Broadcasting

Former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg dropped out of the race for Democratic nominee almost a week ago, but many believe it's not the end of his political career. Some locals are beginning to think about the impact his campaign had on South Bend and what the future may hold now that he’s out of the running.

Courtesy of Pew Research Center

About 3-in-10 Latino voters – both Democrats and Republicans – say they have given a lot of thought to who is running for president in 2020, a new survey shows. 

Former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg Suspends Presidential Campaign

Mar 2, 2020
Justin Hicks / IPB News

Former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg has suspended his campaign for president.

Annacaroline Caruso / WVPE News

Mayor Pete Buttigieg opened his new presidential campaign office Thursday night in South Bend.

A large crowd gathered outside of the new ‘Pete For America’ campaign office to show their support. 

Buttigieg said there are several reasons he opened the office - like preparation for the Indiana primary in May.


“It is very likely the nomination contest will still be pretty intense and undecided when the primary happens here in Indiana so it’s never too soon to be organizing right here.”

Brandon Smith / IPB News

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg issued a generational call to arms Thursday as he addressed the Young Democrats of America’s national convention.

Barb Anguiano / WVPE


Late last month, South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg announced the launch of an exploratory committee to run for President.