“Ohio’s proposed gerrymandering fix is not perfect, but big step (analysis)”


The proposed fix to congressional redistricting Ohio voters will be asked to approve in May might not be the best solution, but it’s far better than what exists now.

Think of it this way: should it pass, the politicians will still have their hands in the cookie jar, but Grandma will be lurking around the corner trying to make sure no one gets more than their fair share.

The amendment to the Ohio Constitution the General Assembly is placing on the ballot includes rules designed to keep most counties together, a directive (not precisely defined) to keep districts compact and encouragement for bipartisan approval.

Ultimately, however, it will be up to the politicians – operating for the first time under state-mandated restraints – to make sure Ohio’s next congressional map created in 2021 isn’t some form of a repeat of the current map that was designed for partisan reasons.


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