Ohio Supreme Court tosses GOP redistricting map
TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - By a 4-3 vote, Ohio’s Supreme Court said the Republican-backed plan to re-draw the state’s legislature districts was not constitutional. New maps must be drawn by the Ohio Redistricting Commission within 10 days.
The new maps were challenged almost immediately upon their approval by the General Assembly. Both suits filed against the maps claimed they unfairly weighted the state’s legislative voting districts toward republicans.
“Throughout this process, I expected that Ohio’s legislative maps would be litigated and that the Ohio Supreme Court would make a decision on their constitutionality,” said Governor Mike DeWine in a statement Wednesday. “I will work with my fellow Redistricting Commission members on revised maps that are consistent with the Court’s order.”
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