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Historical odds and ends for the 2022 election results

“When is the last time a Republican won CD1?” and other historical tidbits for the 2022 election.

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Reader question: Has a third party ever held a statewide primary in Indiana?

If the Libertarian Secretary of State candidate gets 10%, the party gets to hold primary elections in the future. But is it an Indiana first?

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Now live: New redistricting tool allows first zoom-in look at Indiana’s proposed maps

The first tool that allows Hoosiers a street-level view of proposed redistricting maps is now live.

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A brief history of race and politics in Indiana

The idea of “white supremacy” in Indiana has often appeared in our history not as violent mobs, but as the mainstream politics of the masses.

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Hoosiers in the Cabinet: Where do Pence, Azar, Buttigieg, and Klain fit into state history?

As the U.S. transitions presidential administrations, two Hoosiers are leaving the Cabinet while two others join. Here’s a look at all the Hoosiers we could find who have ever served in a Presidential Cabinet.

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Site updates: Why I’m still listing the Superintendent of Public Instruction, women serving in office, and a new voter turnout tool

In the past month, I’ve quietly been adding data and creating new tools on the website. Here’s a look at all the recently added features, with a preview of what’s on deck.

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Data dump: 2020 election results, legislative results since 2008, now live

With the state numbers for the 2020 General Election essentially finalized, I’ve loaded them into the database. And for the first time ever, I also included state legislative results–all the way back to 2008.

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Introducing the Casualty List

38 years worth of sortable data on legislative turnover. Which session had the most legislators lose primaries? Where does this session rank for retirements? Find out those answers and more on the new Casualty List page.

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What Indiana’s 1974 election results tell us about what to expect 2020

The 1974 Watergate wave washed up in Indiana–the only modern electoral wave favoring Democrats to do so. With the U.S. House preparing to impeach President Trump, can we expect a repeat in the Hoosier state in 2020?

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