Ohio Supreme Court Smacks Down GOP Proposal

On Friday, the Ohio Supreme Court struck down a redistricting proposal endorsed by Ohio Republicans.

Background: The new maps, drawn by the Republican-controlled state legislature after the redistricting commission came to an impasse in November, was accused of favoring one party. At least 12 of Ohio’s 16 congressional districts would have favored Republicans under the legislature’s proposed map. (per The Hill)

On Wednesday, the state Supreme Court struck down legislative district lines on the same basis that the lines unduly favored one party.

What Happened: The state Supreme Court came to a narrow 4-3 ruling, the majority concluded that the boundary lines violated a voter-approved measure in 2018.

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