Map Debate Continues

The Republican-dominated commission…charged with redrawing the maps of Ohio’s legislative districts…vote along partisan lines…to use a proposed GOP map, as the starting point for three days of public testimony. The 5-2 vote set up a breakneck schedule that in theory will see the commission approve a final version of the map…tomorrow. Ohio voters in 2015 and 2018 approved constitutional amendments that created a new process for drawing both state legislative and congressional district maps this year and set up the independent commission. The commission’s goal is producing a map that represents as fairly as possible the political makeup of the state.

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