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Tue Jan 30, 2018, 04:20 AM

Redistricting ballot group, Democrats reject changes proposed by Ohio Republicans



COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Republicans working on congressional redistricting reform announced several changes to their plan Monday night aimed at appeasing Democrats and advocates pushing their own reform measure.

But both groups said the revised plan still does not eliminate partisan gerrymandering and allows politicians to slice and dice communities to their parties' advantage.

The Fair Districts = Fair Elections coalition plans to move forward getting its proposed constitutional amendment on the November ballot.

"This is simply why no one trusts politicians," Heather Taylor-Miesle, executive director of the Ohio Environmental Council and one of the Fair Districts leaders said in a statement. "We have no choice to continue onward with our ballot initiative to ensure voters across Ohio aren't gerrymandered into districts where their elected representatives aren't beholden to voters."

Read more: http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2018/01/ohio_republicans_update_congre.html

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