Ohio Supreme Court Strikes Down New US House Map

The Columbus Dispatch reports:

The Ohio Supreme Court struck down the state’s congressional district map Friday, saying Republicans violated the Ohio Constitution by drawing districts that favored GOP candidates.

Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor was, once again, a key vote in the 4-3 decision to reject the map, which could have given Republicans as much as a 12-3 advantage in a state that voted for President Barack Obama and President Donald Trump, twice.

The decision comes two days after the state Supreme Court struck down legislative district lines on the same basis that the lines unduly favored one party. Now, Ohio lawmakers will be sent back to the drawing board to craft a new map within 30 days.

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