congressional redistricting

How much a map costs: one law firm accounts for 1/3 of redistricting expenses

BY: - April 25, 2022

As lawmakers consider their next move on redistricting, the overall cost has ballooned to nearly $1.8 million, according to an accounting through April 19 provided by the Legislative Services Commission. The bulk of that expense has been charged to the Legislative Task Force on Redistricting, which has accounted for $983,283 going back to August of […]

LaRose would ‘be fine with’ chief justice’s impeachment over redistricting rulings

BY: - April 1, 2022

Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose on Friday said he “certainly wouldn’t oppose it” if the legislature impeached Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor over her joining in rulings rejecting GOP-generated maps for Congress and the legislature, according to a recording of a breakfast meeting with Union County Republicans. LaRose, who is not a […]

Michigan — yes, Michigan — may hold the solution to Ohio’s future redistricting problems

BY: - March 22, 2022

The following article was originally published on News5Cleveland.com and is published in the Ohio Capital Journal under a content-sharing agreement. Unlike other OCJ articles, it is not available for free republication by other news outlets as it is owned by WEWS in Cleveland.   Ohio and Michigan have one of the most famous state rivalries […]

Redistricting groups remain hopeful for congressional balance

BY: - February 4, 2022

Legislators aren’t set to discuss congressional redistricting publicly until at least next week, but anti-gerrymandering groups took the lead in map-drawing, hoping to set an example for the General Assembly. Fair Districts Ohio released a new congressional map they say could easily be used as a model for congressional district maps the Ohio Supreme Court […]

Lawmakers approve candidate filing tweaks amid redistricting uncertainty

BY: and - January 27, 2022

Ohio’s primary election, slated for May 3, is right around the corner. But Ohio has a problem. Roughly three months from election day, there’s still no certainty when it comes to boundaries for state or congressional districts. Wednesday, Ohio Senators offered their plan for candidates seeking office. Shortly after Senate passage, the House concurred. The […]

Brennan Center finds widespread gerrymandering in latest round of redistricting

BY: - January 20, 2022

Ohio’s Supreme Court threw out the state’s latest congressional and legislative maps after determining GOP lawmakers used the process to entrench their partisan advantage. A nationwide study from the Brennan Center for Justice suggests they’re far from alone. The think tank’s assessment of redistricting now that about half of states have submitted maps shows that, […]

A look at redistricting litigation around the country

BY: - December 30, 2021

Lawsuits challenging Ohio’s latest political district maps got their day in court earlier this month, and with elections based on those boundaries just a few short months away, the courts have expedited the process. As the judicial process kicks into gear, it’s worth asking — what actually happens if the courts find fault with the […]

Congressional redistricting map sees first lawsuit, others possible

BY: - November 24, 2021

The first of what could be a few lawsuits challenging the Ohio congressional district maps was filed this week on behalf of Ohio voters. The Ohio Supreme Court has received a lawsuit from the National Redistricting Action Fund, on behalf of 12 Ohioans living in the cities of Trotwood, Cleveland Heights, Oxford, Warren and North […]

Ohio House approves congressional maps largely along party lines

BY: - November 19, 2021

The Ohio House has approved new congressional districts that will give Republican candidates a significant electoral advantage for the next four years. The map will only be in place for those two election cycles because not a single Democratic member voted for it. The map now heads for Gov. Mike DeWine’s desk. If DeWine signs […]

Ohio House Dems submit congressional redistricting maps

BY: - November 9, 2021

House Democrats have thrown their congressional redistricting maps in the ring, completing the partisan caucus proposals. State Reps. Richard Brown, D-Canal Winchester, and Tavia Galonski, D-Akron, submitted the maps on Friday as what they call “a more realistic vision for Ohio compared to the widely criticized House and Senate Republican maps.” “Democrats are offering a […]

Redistricting deadlines have no ‘teeth,’ advocates pessimistic

BY: - October 19, 2021

With less than two weeks before the next congressional redistricting deadline, anti-gerrymandering groups are still in the dark on progress of the Ohio Redistricting Commission, and aren’t hopeful the deadline will be met. “Nobody has really been able to get an understanding of the calendar,” said J. Collin Marozzi, policy strategist for the ACLU of […]