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Redistricting In Ohio

Ohio House Democratic Leader Emilia Sykes, Senate President Matt Huffman, House Speaker Bob Cupp, both Republicans, and Democratic state Sen. Vernon Sykes speak to Auditor Keith Faber at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio, ahead of the first meeting Friday, Aug. 6, 2021, of the Ohio Redistricting Commission on which they all sit.
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Ohio House Democratic Leader Emilia Sykes, Senate President Matt Huffman, House Speaker Bob Cupp, both Republicans, and Democratic state Sen. Vernon Sykes speak to Auditor Keith Faber at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio, ahead of the first meeting Friday, Aug. 6, 2021, of the Ohio Redistricting Commission on which they all sit.

This episode originally aired on August 17, 2021.

Ohio’s legislative and congressional district lines are considered some of the most gerrymandered in the nation.

Voters in 2015 and 2018 approved constitutional amendments to change that. Census figures released last week set the wheels in motion for redrawing new district lines.

Today on All Sides with Ann Fisher, we look at how the new census numbers change the equation and what the changes could mean.

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