redistricting

COMMENTARY

New electoral districts are coming – an old approach can show if they’re fair

BY: - December 8, 2020

When the results of the 2020 U.S. Census are released, states will use the figures to draw new electoral district maps for the U.S. House of Representatives and for state legislatures. This process has been controversial since the very early days of the nation – and continues to be so today. Electoral district maps designate […]

Mailbag: What is the process for Ohio redistricting in 2021?

BY: - December 3, 2020

It comes to no surprise that Ohioans’ Spotify Wrapped messages show an overwhelming amount of time spent reading the Ohio Capital Journal Mailbag. Move over, Ariana Grande! Let’s get to it. Got a question about Ohio politics/government? Send them by email to [email protected] or tweet them to @tylerjoelb.  “I know questions about redistricting have been […]

Ohio congressional map to be redrawn after decade of gerrymandering

BY: - November 10, 2020

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 millions of […]

COMMENTARY

Taking stock of the 2020 Election results in Ohio and their consequences

BY: - November 4, 2020

While the U.S. anxiously awaits the results of an extremely close presidential election, the results in Ohio are becoming far more clear. The long and short of it appears to be: President Donald Trump has won in Ohio (by an eight point margin, the same spread as 2016, and two points higher than his winning […]

Ohio is likely to lose a congressional seat. Here’s why that’s a huge deal

BY: - January 9, 2020

WASHINGTON — Ohio is projected to lose a U.S. House seat in the coming years, new data show — a change that would diminish the state’s influence in national politics and could lead to less money for federally funded projects and services like roads and health care facilities. “It’s virtually certain that we will be […]