Published Wed, Dec 14, 2011 7:54 am Dateline
A Democratic Ohio lawmaker has asked two state watchdogs to investigate the way Republicans crafted new congressional and legislative maps.
State Rep. Dennis Murray, of Sandusky, charges that Republicans who control the state Legislature used a "secretive" process and that there may have been waste, fraud and violations of public records and other laws.
Murray sent a letter on Tuesday asking the legislative inspector general and the state's inspector general to take a look.
Neither official would comment.
Murray made his request a day after voter advocates released public documents showing people close to top national Republicans had hands in the congressional redistricting.
GOP Ohio Senate President Tom Niehaus says any concerns should have been raised when lawmakers approved the map-drawing process.