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Gov. Holcomb Talks Voter Turnout, Pandemic Plan During Evansville Stop

One candidate at the top of Hoosier’s ballots, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb, made several stops throughout the state on Monday, from Columbus to Jeffersonville and even in the River City.

Posted: Nov 2, 2020 6:47 PM
Updated: Nov 2, 2020 7:56 PM

With 1.7 million Hoosiers casting their vote as of this weekend, Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb stopped by Evansville Monday morning to encourage those undecided voters to vote -- no matter which side of the aisle they agree with.


"We should all celebrate the fact that people are stepping forward, expressing their voice through their vote and it's going to make a difference,” Gov. Holcomb said. 

The gov. was also joined by running mate, Lt. Gov Suzanne Crouch and U.S. senator Todd Young -- who is still in the middle of serving a six year term after being elected in 2016. And he has made controversial waves as a strong proponent of newly appointed supreme court justice, Amy Coney Barrett -- a move he says is essential in moving the country forward.


"Folks, there's certain moments in the history of a country that you just have to get right,” said Young. “And the difference in vision that the national Democrats have versus the national Republicans is incredibly stark."


Up against Holcomb and Crouch is liberterian Donald Rainwater and former state health commissioner, Democrat Woodrow Meyers, who has been vocal about the governor being too lax on restrictions during the pandemic.


"We have got some comments that we should go hard right or hard left and I as governor don't approach it by the extreme," Holcomb said. "I am trying to hit it right in the fair way. I am not saying I am a good golfer. But I am trying to hit it right down the fair way and make sure our kids are in school and that our businesses can all open safely."


As fo the future of tackling Coronavirus in the state?


Gov. Holcomb says Hoosier companies are already working on a vaccine.


"Indiana is going to play an outside role in getting us through Covid-19," Holcomb said. "Not just here in the state but around the country and hereby the world."

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Temperatures dipped back into the upper 30s and low 40s for many of us early this morning, marking our coldest start to a day in Evansville (where we fell to 41°) in more than a week. Fortunately, the chilly start to the day didn't mean that our afternoon would be a loss, it was anything but - in fact, after seeing temperature around 57° by our lunch hour, afternoon highs crept back into the mid to low 60s area-wide; we hit 63° in the River City - while that's still 2° shy of the norm for October 27th, we'll take a 3° increase over yesterday's high of 60°. The clear skies that allowed temperatures to climb as high as they did earlier on however, are on their way out as our next round of rainfall inches ever closer. The remainder of the evening ahead should remain dry, but isolated rainfall will return to the Tri-State as early as the overnight and predawn hours Thursday.
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