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Husted Nixes 2012 Referendum On District Map

Ohio's elections chief has rejected more than 1,000 petition signatures submitted by Democrats trying to get a repeal issue on the state's new congressional map on next year's ballot. Secretary of State Jon Husted, a Republican, says the redistricting legislation laying out the new U.S. House districts contained an appropriation and took effect immediately, so it isn't subject to referendum. Democrats have yet to receive a ruling from the Ohio Supreme Court on the issue.