GOP’s Trump wins Indiana with Pence on ticket

(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Republican Donald Trump has won the presidential contest in Indiana, with home-state Gov. Mike Pence on the ticket as his running mate.

Trump topped Democrat Hillary Clinton to become the 12th Republican to carry Indiana in the last 13 presidential elections. The victory gives Trump Indiana’s 11 electoral votes.

Neither candidate paid much attention to Indiana during the campaign. Trump essentially clinched the Republican nomination with his victory in Indiana’s May primary.

Trump was heavily favored to win Indiana even before he picked Pence as his vice presidential candidate just before the GOP convention in July.