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Four Ohio Republican legislators, including Williams County’s state Senator, Rob McColley, announced the filing of an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court…of the Ohio Supreme Court ruling that Ohio’s most recently redrawn Congressional Districts are invalid because they unfairly favor Republicans. As recently as July 19, the Supreme Court of Ohio had invalidated a second proposed map of Ohio’s 15 U.S. House districts because it violated the partisan gerrymandering prohibitions contained in the Ohio Constitution. The Supreme Court ordered the General Assembly to pass a new map for Ohio’s congressional districts that complies with the Ohio Constitution within the 30-day timeline, required by law. That deadline passed without action by the GOP-controlled Legislature, and the districts are the same as those passed by the legislature in 2021 and ruled unconstitutional by the Court in January 2022.

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