Ohio League of Women Voters Reports Gerrymandering Works

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The League of Women Voters of Ohio has released a report showing gerrymandered legislative districts delivered nearly perfect results in 2012 and 2014, sending candidates of the intended political party to the Statehouse in almost 100 percent of cases.

The league, a longtime advocate for voting fairness, used its “Predictable Results II” report Wednesday to urge support for Issue 1, a fall ballot issue overhauling Ohio’s redistricting system.

Environmental, farming and other groups also back Issue 1, saying it will make Ohioans’ votes more significant and effective in electing a representative government by adding transparency and fairness to legislative map-making that.

The report’s release was timed to coincide with the 95th anniversary of women’s right to vote being enshrined in the U.S. Constitution.