What Ohio’s Senate map says about GOP redistricting strategy
Early next month, new state legislative districts go before the Ohio Supreme Court. The congressional map approved last week is on its way to court, too. In both cases, Ohio Republicans controlled the process throughout, and approved maps that garnered no support from the minority party — directly at odds with the stated intent of […]
How will the additional ballots counted impact the Ohio Statehouse results?
The dynamic of absentee and provisional ballots being counted after Election Day has the potential to affect numerous Ohio Statehouse races. Republicans currently hold a 61-38 lead in the Ohio House of Representatives and a 24-9 lead in the Ohio Senate. As it stands, the GOP has flipped at least four seats in the House […]
Key takeaways from the 2020 Ohio Statehouse elections
By all indications, the Ohio Republican Party appears to have maintained its supermajorities in both state legislative chambers as they head into a new term next year. The results from Tuesday night are unofficial and several races are too close to call. But Republicans were able to net at least a few seats in the […]
Keys to the Ohio Statehouse legislative elections
Two years ago, Democrat Jessica Miranda won her state representative seat by just 56 votes — barely enough to fit in a row or two at Madeira High School’s football stadium in her 28th district. A few counties north, Republican J. Todd Smith won his 43rd District seat by 137 votes. Miranda is running for […]