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The seven-member Ohio Redistricting Commission is made up of five Republicans - co-chair Speaker Bob Cupp, Gov. Mike DeWine, Auditor Keith Faber, Secretary of State Frank LaRose and Senate President Matt Huffman. There are two Democrats on the commission: co-chair Sen. Vernon Sykes (D-Akron) and House Minority Leader Emiilia Sykes (D-Akron).

Ohio Republicans abandon independent mapmakers to pass slightly modified GOP maps

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Ohio Capital Journal) — In a 4-3 decision, Republican members of the Ohio Redistricting Commission voted Monday night to pass slightly changed versions of Statehouse district maps previously rejected by the Ohio Supreme Court as unconstitutional. In doing so, they abandoned independent mapmakers they had hired. Commissioners said they did this to fulfill… Read More

The Ohio Redistricting Commission in a meeting at the statehouse

Ohio Redistricting Commission prepares to meet in response to supreme court rejection

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — The Ohio Redistricting Commission is planning to convene for a rare weekend meeting to take the first steps in response to the supreme court’s latest ruling. The third attempt at drawing House and Senate maps was invalidated by a 4-3 opinion from the court. Justices said the commission must… Read More

Ohio's redistricting committee

Ohio’s redistricting commission adopts state congressional district map over objections by Democrats

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — After seeing a flurry of proposed maps and changes to those maps, the Ohio Redistricting Commission adopted a Republican-drawn congressional district plan. The commission approved a congressional district map that creates 10 Republican districts, three Democratic districts, and two competitive districts that lean slightly in favor of Democratic candidates…. Read More

Senate President Matt Huffman (R-Lima) looks at printouts of maps offered during the second meeting of the Ohio Redistricting Commission, as he questions Chris Glassburn, the map drawer for the Commission's two Democrats.

The Ohio Redistricting Commission meets again, but there’s still no agreement on new legislative maps

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — The panel that was ordered to redraw the maps for state lawmakers that the Ohio Supreme Court ruled were unconstitutionally gerrymandered met for a second time yesterday. But the Ohio Redistricting Commission failed to come up with an agreement. There’s another meeting Friday morning, and the deadline to produce… Read More

Ohio Redistricting Commission meets late at night on the final day of the constitutional deadline to pass maps.

Commission Approves Final District Maps That Appear To Retain GOP Supermajorities in House, Senate

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Just after the clock struck midnight, the Ohio Redistricting Commission approved new Ohio House and Ohio Senate district maps, that are likely to guarantee a Republican supermajority for the next four years, by a vote of 5 to 2. The two Democrats on the panel voted against the plan…. Read More