The Latest On The Map Flap

The Democratic nominee for Ohio attorney general files a criminal complaint against the five Republican members of the state’s redistricting commission…a day after the Ohio Supreme Court rejects the commission’s legislative maps…for a fifth straight time. State Rep., Jeff Crossman says the filing seeks charges of dereliction of duty and of civil rights interference…on grounds that gerrymandering in Republicans’ favor dilutes Democratic votes…harms voter confidence…and prevents all votes from being equal. He has framed his campaign against Republican Attorney General, Dave Yost as a fight against corruption in Columbus. A combination of Republican foot-dragging and legal wrangling has extended redistricting well into the 2022 election season…stymying Ohio’s legislative primaries. Those maps?…they were supposed to be completed…last fall.

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