The Ohio Redistricting Commission tentatively adopts a new set of Republican-drawn Statehouse maps over Democrats’ objections…in a plan that again would deliver large legislative majorities to the GOP. A series of public meetings is expected over the next week to gather public input. The time-crunched panel seeks to set district boundaries for legislative candidates before Dec. 20, when they must declare for the 2024 election. To meet all the logistical and legal requirements ahead of that deadline, a final vote must be taken by Oct. 23rd. The commission was required to return to the table this year because five sets of Statehouse maps that it approved last year were found unconstitutional by the Ohio Supreme Court, which held that they violated rules against gerrymandering to benefit a single party.