Trump likely to win Indiana; Senate and governor races close

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016, in Golden, Colo. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016, in Golden, Colo. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is favored to win Indiana’s 11 electoral votes but races for governor and U.S. Senate are expected to be close.

Election officials say a record number of at least 880,000 Indiana ballots were cast before Tuesday.

Indiana has drawn extra attention this year, with Republican Gov. Mike Pence on the national ticket as Trump’s running mate.

Democrat John Gregg could end a 12-year Republican hold on the governor’s office if he beats Eric Holcomb. Democrat Evan Bayh has never lost an election dating back to 1986 but faces a fierce challenge from Republican Rep. Todd Young. The outcome could help decide which party controls the U.S. Senate.

Voting sites are open 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. local time Tuesday across Indiana.