10 seats: 6R, 4D

Where It Ranks Among the States (House Elections 2000)

  • Voter Turnout: 29th (48%)
  • Victory Margin: 6th (22%)

Facts in Focus

  • Fewer than 3 out of 10 adults in Indiana voted for their U.S. House representative.
  • The average U.S. House race in Indiana was won by 22% in 2000. This is a landslide, yet still ranks Indiana among the more competitive states in the nation--6th in 2000.
  • 50% of races in Indiana were decided by landslide margins of 20% or more in 2000. In addition, despite the fact that the state has 10 seats, very close to 40% of the total votes cast were "wasted" and did not count towards the election of any candidate.
  • Indiana's partisan breakdown is more consistent with the statewide vote than in many states. Republicans received 54% of the vote and gained 60% of the seats, while Democrats received 43% of the vote and gained 40% of the seats. In 1992, Republicans won only 30% of seats with 45% of the vote.
  • Members first elected in the 1990s represent seven of ten House seats. Seven Members were first elected since 1992.

How Indiana ranked in 2000

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