Ohio’s GOP-Drawn Congressional Map Goes to Court

The American Civil Liberties Union is suing the state of Ohio over its congressional map, which the ACLU called “one of the most egregious gerrymanders in recent history,” The Hill reported.

The lawsuit, filed Wednesday, claims that the map is drawn in a way that gives Republicans a district advantage that does not reflect the vote totals of the past 10 years.

“Such gerrymandering not only violates democratic principles but is unconstitutional,” the lawsuit read.

Ohio’s current map was drawn after the 2010 Census, and as currently constructed, “has consistently given Republicans 75% of the congressional seats” even though Republicans have only gotten 51 to 59 percent of the state’s votes in congressional elections, according to the lawsuit.

Read more at TheBlaze.

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