In a 4-3 decision, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled that the new GOP-drawn legislative districts are unconstitutional gerrymandering. The court gave the Ohio Redistricting Commission 10 days to draw new maps.
In a statement, Ohio Democratic Party chair Elizabeth Walters said, “Twice, Ohioans overwhelmingly demanded change and fair representation, and I’m glad that the Ohio Supreme Court listened. The Supreme Court today recognized what Ohioans already knew – GOP politicians tried to ram through an unconstitutional map that further rigs the state in favor of one party over another. Now that the Supreme Court has ruled, it’s imperative that the commission actually do their jobs this time and create maps that reflect our state, not a Republican party wish list.”