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New Legislative Maps Deemed Unconstitutional by Ohio Supreme Court

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal New Legislative Maps Deemed Unconstitutional by Ohio Supreme Court

BY: SUSAN TEBBEN The Ohio Supreme Court sided with challengers of Ohio House and Senate redistricting maps, saying new maps must be drawn within 10 days. In a ruling released Wednesday afternoon, the Supreme Court announced a 4-3 decision, saying the Ohio Redistricting Commission “did not attempt to meet the standards set forth” in the legislative redistricting […]

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Ohio Republicans Pass Four-Year Legislative Maps Maintaining Supermajority

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Republicans Pass Four-Year Legislative Maps Maintaining Supermajority

Court challenges expected to follow soon BY: SUSAN TEBBEN With some using words like “disappointment” and “unease,” Republican majority members of the Ohio Redistricting Commission passed maps of General Assembly districts on Thursday heavily favoring GOP supermajorities that will last four years, if they make it through the courts. In a process that bypassed the midnight […]

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Ohio Redistricting Commission Announces Public Hearing Dates and Locations

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Redistricting Commission Announces Public Hearing Dates and Locations

BY: SUSAN TEBBEN The Ohio Redistricting Commission announced the schedule for meetings throughout the state where the public will be able to give input on redrawing legislative districts. Public hearings will be in: Cleveland: Aug. 23 – 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Cleveland State University Student Center, Room SC311 (Ballroom, 3rd Floor), 2121 Euclid Avenue Cleveland. COVID-19 […]

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2020 Election Signals Victory for a Gerrymandered Ohio Congressional Map

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal 2020 Election Signals Victory for a Gerrymandered Ohio Congressional Map

By Tyler Buchanan Democrat Shannon Freshour’s campaign against U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Urbana, began with a viral announcement and she stayed in the spotlight for the year to follow.  Republican Christina Hagan, running against U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Niles, got an endorsement tweet from Donald Trump. The president even shared Hagan’s campaign donation page to his […]

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Ohio’s Congressional Map Was Ruled Unconstitutional. How Will a New Map Affect Future Elections?

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Ohio’s Congressional Map Was Ruled Unconstitutional. How Will a New Map Affect Future Elections?

Ohio could once again become a battleground state. Ruled “an unconstitutional gerrymander,” the state’s congressional map has been tossed out by a federal court, and lawmakers have until June to draw a new one. The ruling came on Friday, May 3 from a three-judge panel of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of […]

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If You Have Time to Protest, You Have Time to Vote

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega If You Have Time to Protest, You Have Time to Vote

(Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in September 2017, but has been updated slightly for 2018.) The political landscape is a hostile scene, full of land mines that hide beneath words like “immigration” and “police brutality.” Set that into a context where uncomfortable facts are fake, the press is the opposition party, and propaganda is […]

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Activists Petition for Ballot Initiative to End Gerrymandering

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Activists Petition for Ballot Initiative to End Gerrymandering

A statewide coalition of more than 30 activist groups is leading the charge against gerrymandering, the practice of manipulating district lines so as to favor one party over another. Fair Districts = Fair Elections is collecting signatures for their petition to create a ballot initiative addressing unfair congressional redistricting in Ohio. The effort follows a […]

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