Perhaps this behavior exists because there can also be a situation like this:
[cursor, on empty line in middle of indented block]
where what electric indent does after pressing RET (creates new line aligned to the print statements) makes sense. I think it is mostly irritating though, and editors I tested, Vim and Sublime Text, do not automatically indent in any of the situations I mentioned.
FWIW this works as a workaround for me:
(when (eq major-mode 'python-mode)
;; Do not auto-indent after inserting any empty line