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Indiana turnout not affected by voter ID requirement

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana's nearly decade-long experiment requiring voters produce photo identification to obtain a ballot likely isn't to blame for the state's lackluster voter turnout.

August 31, 2014 9:30 pm

Eight ways Indiana could improve voter turnout

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana's 58 percent voter turnout in the 2012 presidential election was among the worst in the country. Just 11 states saw fewer eligible voters cast a ballot.

August 30, 2014 9:00 pm

Will Hoosiers stay home on Election Day?

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana's election season traditionally kicks into high gear after Labor Day, but this year it seems few Hoosiers are paying attention to state and local candidates and issues — setting the stage for potentially the lowest general election voter turnout in history.

August 30, 2014 9:00 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Put voters first with redistricting reform

GUEST COMMENTARY: Put voters first with redistricting reform

One of my proudest moments as governor of California was working with advocates like Common Cause and the League of Women Voters to reform the redistricting process.

February 25, 2014 12:00 am

Democrat drops Congressional run against Rokita

INDIANAPOLIS | Democrat Tara Nelson decided this week not to take a second run at unseating U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita, R-Indianapolis.

January 31, 2014 5:15 pm

EDITORIAL: Lake's gerrymander for Gerry Scheub

The Lake County Redistricting Commission seems to have lost sight of the aim of redistricting — to serve constituents, not incumbents.

December 08, 2011 12:00 am
EDITORIAL: Map out strategy for redistricting

EDITORIAL: Map out strategy for redistricting

Former Indiana Secretary of State's Todd Rokita's Rethinking Redistricting proposal failed to change the process for drawing new federal and state legislative following the 2010 Census, but there's still time to create a clear vision for the 2020 results.

October 12, 2011 12:00 am Related

EDITORIAL: Redistricting is for citizens, not incumbents

The debate over redistricting continues in both Indiana and Illinois, with apparent confusion about the purpose of these new maps. This is all about helping the public, not the incumbents.

September 27, 2011 12:00 am

ANDREA NEAL: Gerrymandering hurts democracy in several ways

Considering the Democratic histrionics that have stymied the 2011 Legislature, you could hardly blame Republicans if they used the reapportionment process to stick it to the opposition. For the public's sake, let's hope they don't.

March 30, 2011 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Initiate redistricting reform this year

Indiana's 2nd Congressional District has been one of the nation's more competitive U.S. House seats for the past decade. Both major parties have run successful campaigns in a district that is almost evenly divided between Democratic and Republican voters. That might change, however, after th…

February 06, 2011 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: We'll offer good maps, but working on reform

Every 10 years, the Indiana Constitution requires the General Assembly to approve new congressional and legislative maps that will govern our state for the decade to come. The process has been used in past generations to gain political advantage for the majority party, with an eye solely on …

February 06, 2011 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Incumbents, parties will put their interests first

GUEST COMMENTARY: Incumbents, parties will put their interests first

Redistricting is the No. 1 form of corruption in Indiana's Legislature. Our senators and representatives soon will hack out a map of election districts. They do this every 10 years following the U.S. Census. Once more, the interests of incumbents and the parties will outweigh the interests o…

January 31, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: There's more than one way to skin a district

In simple terms, gerrymandering is the act of drawing district boundaries to benefit a particular group.

January 31, 2011 12:00 am
EDITORIAL: Demand fair legislative districts

EDITORIAL: Demand fair legislative districts

The mapmakers in the Indiana General Assembly had a mischievous bent when they drew the 4th Congressional District 10 years ago.

January 31, 2011 12:00 am Related

Census, states' redistricting may complicate Obama 2012 bid

WASHINGTON (AP) — The 2010 census report coming out Tuesday will include a boatload of good political news for Republicans and grim data for Democrats hoping to re-elect President Barack Obama and rebound from last month's devastating elections.

December 20, 2010 12:00 am
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