All appellate judges on the ballot retained by voters

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Collecting more than a million “yes” votes each, Indiana Justices Steven David and Robert Rucker have been retained in office. David faced opposition from some who disagreed with the majority opinion he authored regarding unlawful police entry into homes.

Rucker has received more than 1.17 million yes votes compared to nearly 470,000 no votes, according to results available Wednesday morning on the Indiana Secretary of State's website. When Rucker was last up for retention in 2002, he received 658,260 yes votes compared to 274,775 no votes.

David has received more than 515,000 no votes, but more than 1.14 million Hoosiers voted to keep him on the bench, according to results from the Indiana Secretary of State’s office. This is the first time he’s faced a retention vote since being appointed by Gov. Mitch Daniels to the Supreme Court in October 2010. The results on the SOS’s website Wednesday morning are not official and final.

Court of Appeals Judge Nancy Vaidik, the only COA judge up for statewide retention, received more than 1.22 million yes votes compared to nearly 440,000 no votes as of Wednesday morning. Judges John Baker, Michael Barnes and Paul Mathias were also retained by voters in the First and Third districts. Baker received nearly 414,000 yes votes compared to around 163,000 no votes. Both Barnes and Mathias had similar numbers - each received nearly 410,000 yes votes compared to nearly 150,000 no votes as of Wednesday morning.



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