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2010 Census Reapportionment: Indiana will remain at 11 electoral votes through the 2020 presidential election.
Indiana joined the Union in December 1816. It has been primarily Republican throughout its history, and today is the “reddest” state in the Midwest. Since 1940, it has only voted Democratic in 1964, when Lyndon Johnson won a landslide over Barry Goldwater and again in 2008, when Barack Obama edged John McCain in the 3rd closest race of that election (behind Missouri and North Carolina). In 2012, Indiana was one of only two states that voted differently than 2008 (North Carolina was the other), going strongly for Mitt Romney, 54% to 44% over the incumbent President Obama. An interesting factoid: In both 1992 and 1996, Indiana was an island of red, its borders not touching a single Republican-voting state in any direction.