Venezuelans living in Indy hold symbolic election


INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) – Sunday was an election day for some people in central Indiana. Venezuelan citizens voted at polling places in Indianapolis and across the world.

Some voters at the polling location off 34th Street say they're trying to stop Venezuela's president from changing the constitution so he can stay in power indefinitely.

They told us they want a free and transparent election.

“Depending on this - this will decide,” said Doris Roberts. “The majority of Venezuelans are against what president Nicolas Maduro is doing, so they're going to have elections.”

The vote in Indianapolis was a symbolic vote.

It has no legal impact.

But it could show support for the people opposed to the Venezuelan president's plan.