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Hoosiers deserve fair elections

Rima Shahid | Published on 7/21/2021
First identified by that name in the early 19th century, gerrymandering occurs to varying degrees across the nation. In some states, it permits a slight advantage to the party in power; in others, it tilts the scales dramatically in favor of one party. Indiana falls into that latter group, perpetuating what a recent study commissioned by Women4Change Indiana reveals to be one of the most extreme examples of gerrymandering in the U.S. Conducted by nationally recognized democratic-governance expert Professor Christopher Warshaw, the study found that Indiana's electoral maps tilt more in favor of one party than 95% of all electoral maps enacted in the United States over the last 50 years.