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
- 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
- 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.
Indiana ranked in 2000