Redistricting Yields New Ohio Legislative Maps Without Bipartisan Support
Midnight last night was the deadline for the Ohio Redistricting Commission to pass a map for state House and Senate districts.
The goal based on the 2015 voter-approved amendment to the Ohio Constitution was bipartisanship. State leaders including Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine voiced their disappointment after the lack of a compromise.
“The objective is to get a bipartisan map, and that is obviously a more difficult thing than to get a partisan map, we could vote now and get a partisan map for four years but that's not really the objective," the governor said.
Shortly after midnight with a 5-2 vote along party lines, Republicans approved a four-year map that would likely secure a supermajority for their party.
We look at Ohio’s new state legislative maps and the process that got us here.
- Karen Kasler, bureau chief, Ohio Public Radio Statehouse News Bureau
- Richard Gunther, professor emeritus in the department of political science at Ohio State University
- Jen Miller, executive director of the League of Women Voters of Ohio
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