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Archive for October 28th, 2021

Ohio’s Redistricting Lawsuit

The United States conducts a census every ten years. Based on those results, states redraw their district electoral maps to account for gains or losses in populations.

Ohio’s new maps are currently being challenged in the Ohio Supreme Court (docket) (2021-1193:  League of Women Voters of Ohio, et al. v. Ohio Redistricting Commission, et al.). According to the Columbus Dispatch: “Members of the Ohio Redistricting Commission often worked at cross-purposes, leading to four-year Statehouse maps that maintained the GOP’s veto-proof majority despite voter-approved changes to curb gerrymandering.” Oral arguments are scheduled for December 8.