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Fri Jan 14, 2022, 03:22 PM

Ohio Supreme Court strikes down CONGRESSIONAL map (2nd redistricting case)



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Jessie Balmert
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BREAKING: Redistricting: Ohio Supreme Court strikes down congressional map, forcing another round of drawing https://dispatch.com/story/news/politics/elections/2022/01/14/redistricting-ohio-supreme-court-decision-congressional-map-gerrymandering/9119566002/ via @DispatchAlerts

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Redistricting: Ohio Supreme Court strikes down congressional map, forcing another round of drawing
The Ohio Supreme Court rejected a congressional map drawn by GOP lawmakers to favor Republicans.
9:56 AM Jan 14, 2022


https://www.dispatch.com/story/news/politics/elections/2022/01/14/redistricting-ohio-supreme-court-decision-congressional-map-gerrymandering/9119566002/

The Ohio Supreme Court struck down the state's congressional district map Friday, saying Republicans violated the Ohio Constitution by drawing districts that favored GOP candidates.

Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor was, once again, a key vote in the 4-3 decision to reject the map, which could have given Republicans as much as a 12-3 advantage in a state that voted for President Barack Obama and President Donald Trump, twice.

That violated language overwhelmingly approved by voters in 2018 to prevent a map that unduly favored one party or its incumbents.

"When the dealer stacks the deck in advance, the house usually wins," wrote Justice Michael Donnelly in the court's opinion.

Now, Ohio lawmakers will be sent back to the drawing board to craft a new map within 30 days. If they can't reach a solution, the Ohio Redistricting Commission a panel of statewide elected officials and state lawmakers will have 30 days to do so. Mapmakers face a tight turnaround because candidates must file paperwork to run by March 4.

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leftieNanner Jan 14 #1

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Fri Jan 14, 2022, 03:29 PM

1. Oh boy! I do hope there's a way to get rid of Jordan!

His district looks like a spider.

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