Ohio Supreme Court Nixes GOP-drawn Congressional Maps for 2024 Elections

Ohio Supreme Court by Sixflashphoto via Wikimedia Commons

On Thursday, the Ohio Supreme Court threw out the GOP-drawn congressional map and ordered state lawmakers to redraw the districts ahead of the 2024 elections.

The Hill reports:

In a 4-3 decision, the court ruled that the state’s congressional map amounts to an unconstitutional gerrymander favoring Republicans. In the ruling, the court said that the evidence presented “shows that the March 2 plan also unduly favors the Republican Party and unduly disfavors the Democratic Party in violation of” the state constitution’s anti-gerrymandering provision.

The court ordered Ohio lawmakers to draw a new map within 30 days. If they fail to do so, the Ohio Redistricting Commission will have 30 days to adopt a new congressional map.

But any new map won’t be used until the 2024 elections, because the 2022 primary elections were already held under the existing congressional lines.

That map creates two Democratic-leaning districts, but gives Republicans an advantage in 11 others, while two other districts are considered highly competitive.

Thursday’s ruling marks the second time the state’s Supreme Court has declared a congressional map unconstitutional.



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Capt Rich
Capt Rich
24 days ago

Liberal Supreme Court what else would you expect

vinnie
vinnie
24 days ago

When are the legislators going to rule the Biden Administration Unconstitutional for destroying AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL with their
“Wishful Thinking” and “Spend and Hope for the Best” Policies?

MAC
MAC
24 days ago

How do State SC, not grasp the recent. SCOTUS decisions making gerrymandering about Politics and Not Law?

Gary Von Neida
Gary Von Neida
24 days ago

I find it interesting that when Democrats do this —they get away with it TIME AND TIME AGAIN–

Bernard Graf
23 days ago
Reply to  Gary Von Neida

They want to change the rules in their favor every time… I just don’t understand why the republican party let’s them get away with it…

barney rice
barney rice
23 days ago
Reply to  Bernard Graf

They Have A Controlling Number OF Dems IN Power IN Each Of These States So IT Makes Their Power Grabs Easier For Them To Keep G.O.P. Out OF Their Way AS Well As Make Sure County Boundaries Favor Dem Areas With Max Population IN Their Areas With More Dems IN THEM !

barney rice
barney rice
23 days ago
Reply to  Gary Von Neida

Because Right NOW They Have Control And Their Proxies Have Their Blessings Keeping G.O.P. Out OF Dem States AS Much AS Possible And That IS How Dems Keep A Stranglehold ON Their Blue States BY Moving County Lines Around To Make Counties More Blue Friendly With The Help OF Blue A.G.’s And State Dem Supreme Courts !

Frank W Brown
Frank W Brown
24 days ago

Another VERMIN judge!

barney rice
barney rice
23 days ago
Reply to  Frank W Brown

Dem, Vermin, The Same Thing With Different Names !

Ray Thompson
Ray Thompson
23 days ago

More partisan politics in at the judicial level. What a crock!

barney rice
barney rice
23 days ago
Reply to  Ray Thompson

Exactly Right !

Gerald Ladd
23 days ago

This site now has speech police.

barney rice
barney rice
23 days ago
Reply to  Gerald Ladd

Do Not Want Hurt Dem feelings Now !

barney rice
barney rice
23 days ago

So It Is Up To The Dems IN THIS State To Continue Making Maps That Allow Them To Make Areas More Dem Favorable So AS TO Keep Up Their Own Majority Of Dem Counties In The State For Their Own Control TO Keep Their Majority Inside OF THESE DEM STATES SO THEY CAN BE KEPT BLUE AND UNDER DEM SUBSERVIENCE !

Patty
Patty
22 days ago

It should be up to the state legislators to draw the maps, not a judge! That oversteps the bounds of districting . The demonrats want THEIR maps, not GOP maps! So—— who is allowed to gerrymander? The demonrats!!

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