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Redistricting Commission Adopts District Maps That Appear To Retain Republican Supermajority

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — The Ohio Redistricting Commission has adopted an official proposal for the new state House and Senate district maps. Now leaders will go to different parts of the state to hear public comment on the maps that were drawn by the Republican caucuses. The majority caucuses in the House and Senate… Read More

Hearings Allow Ohioans To Weigh In On Redistricting Process

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Now that the new Census data is out, new boundaries will be drawn for Ohio’s 99 state House districts and 33 Senate districts. That job falls to the Ohio Redistricting Commission, which will draw these maps under new rules approved by voters that are intended to limit partisan gerrymandering. But first,… Read More

Judges Won’t Delay Order for New Ohio Congressional Map

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The federal judges who found Ohio’s congressional map unconstitutional won’t delay their order for a new map to be drawn by June 14. Ohio’s elections chief and other Republicans requested to put the order on hold while they appeal it. The three-judge panel declined that request Thursday. The judges ordered the… Read More

Attorney General Dave Yost

Ohio Files Motion To Block Court From Throwing Out Congressional Map

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Ohio’s Attorney General filed a motion Monday to block a federal court decision throwing out the state’s congressional map. A three-judge panel last Friday ruled that Ohio’s map is an “unconstitutional partisan gerrymander” and must be redrawn by June 14. Attorney General Dave Yost asked for a stay of the decision while he appeals the ruling to… Read More

Federal Court Throws Out Ohio’s Congressional Map

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A federal court has ruled that Ohio’s congressional map is an “unconstitutional partisan gerrymander” and must be redrawn by the 2020 election. In their ruling Friday, a three-judge panel from the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio argue that the map was intentionally drawn “to disadvantage Democratic voters and entrench Republican representatives… Read More

Ohio’s Congressional Map in Hands of Federal Judges

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CINCINNATI (AP) – The future of Ohio’s congressional district map is in the hands of three federal judges. Testimony concluded Wednesday about a lawsuit charging that the GOP-controlled redistricting resulted in an unconstitutional partisan gerrymandering. After considering post-trial legal briefs from attorneys, Judges Timothy Black, Karen Nelson Moore and Michael Watson are expected to rule… Read More

GOP’s Kasich Joins Schwarzenegger In Gerrymander Fight

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio Gov. John Kasich is joining friend and ex-California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in his effort to overhaul partisan political map-making that’s helped fuel their own Republican party’s rise to power. Kasich told The Associated Press Tuesday he’s signed a legal brief that opposes the GOP in the momentous redistricting case being… Read More