Dems Likely To Sue Over Lopsided OH Redistricting

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports:

Republicans on the Ohio Redistricting Commission approved a four-year map for state House and Senate districts over the objections of Democrats shortly after Wednesday’s 11:59 p.m. deadline. The 5-2 vote along partisan lines came after hours of back-and-forth negotiations broke down. The final map gives Republicans a veto-proof majority.

Republicans justified the maps by saying Ohioans favored GOP candidates between 54% – the average vote total for GOP candidates in recent statewide elections – and 81% – the percent of statewide races won by Republicans over the past decade – of the time.

Ohio Auditor Keith Faber, Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose and Gov. Mike DeWine [photo], all Republicans, expressed frustration with the mapmaking process but ultimately voted for the final product.

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