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Fri Mar 22, 2019, 07:39 AM

Heavily gerrymandered Ohio needs to change!

According to the March 22 Columbus Dispatch, an Associated Press analysis shows that Ohio is one of the most heavily gerrymandered states in the country.

WASHINGTON — Ohio has some of the nation’s most-gerrymandered statehouse and congressional maps, according to a new Associated Press analysis — a fact that comes as no surprise to those who have successfully pushed to reform the district-drawing process after the next census.

With a firm grip on Ohio state government, including sizable majorities in the House and Senate, Republicans were able to draw legislative and congressional maps with pinpoint precision, helping ensure they would maintain those majorities even if the political tide turned against them for a cycle or two.

In Ohio House races last year, Republicans got 52 percent of the vote but won 61 percent of the districts, allowing them to continue to hold a super-majority despite losing five seats. Based on data compiled by the Associated Press, Ohio’s gerrymandered House districts allowed Republicans to win seven more seats than they otherwise should have judging by vote totals.

That means the House, according to the analysis, would be 54–46 Republican, instead of the current 61-38, if the map were drawn fairly.

https://www.dispatch.com/news/20190321/bad-ohio-gerrymandering-is-among-nations-worst-good-it-should-get-better

54-46 is still too heavily Republican but at least it's not a supermajority.

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Response to Ohiogal (Original post)

Fri Mar 22, 2019, 07:45 AM

1. I never realized what a shit hole Ohio was till I was older.

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Response to Ohiogal (Original post)

Fri Mar 22, 2019, 07:51 AM

2. It never use to be like this!

Great post Ohiogal! 😡

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Response to samplegirl (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 22, 2019, 08:03 AM

3. I know, samplegirl!

Hopefully, with more fairly drawn districts, we can turn this ship around!

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #3)

Fri Mar 22, 2019, 10:51 AM

4. I hope so

Ohio really needs help!

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