Ohio Supreme Court rejects GOP-drawn congressional map as unfairly partisan

News January 14, 2022 News
Ohio Supreme Court rejects GOP-drawn congressional map as unfairly partisan

From The Washington Post | Politics by Colby Itkowitz

The Ohio Supreme Court on Friday rejected a new congressional map drawn by state Republican lawmakers as unconstitutional and ordered it redrawn, marking a major victory for Democrats in a state where lopsided districts have confounded their efforts to gain seats in the House.

Democrats and voting rights groups had sued after Republicans created a new map in which the party would have had a 12 to 3 advantage over Democrats in House districts. They charged that the new lines defied a constitutional amendment passed by voters in 2018 to ban partisan gerrymandering.

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