Citizens Not Politicians
After two rejections, is Ohio attorney general slow-walking anti-gerrymandering amendment?
One might think that a movement associated with a former state Supreme Court chief justice could draft a petition summary that passes legal muster. But twice already, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost has rejected summaries of a petition to put an anti-gerrymandering amendment on Ohio’s November 2024 ballot. So far, nobody’s explicitly accusing Yost of […]
Ohio AG rejects anti-gerrymandering ballot effort that would create citizen redistricting commission
The proposed constitutional amendment to prevent gerrymandering in Ohio has been rejected for being “confusing and vague” by Attorney General Dave Yost. This, however, is relatively common for first-time submissions. Coalition Citizens Not Politicians has put forward a constitutional amendment for the November 2024 ballot. The proposal creates the 15-member Ohio Citizens Redistricting Commission (OCRC) […]
Misrepresentative lawmaking will continue in Ohio until voters have fair maps
Ohio has a new round of redistricting coming up this fall. With a new right-wing majority on the Ohio Supreme Court and power-mad Ohio Republicans controlling both chambers of the legislature and the Ohio Redistricting Commission, prospects aren’t looking good for fair maps. What would representative and fair maps look like? About a 55% to […]