Ohioans Overwhelmingly Approve Congressional Redistricting Plan
Voters overwhelmingly approved Issue 1, which changes the way the state’s Congressional district map will be drawn in 2021 and beyond.
It sets up new rules on splitting counties and increasing minority party input.
Issue 1 keeps the Congressional map drawing power with state lawmakers – though Republican legislators drew the current map, considered among the most gerrymandered in the country.
But for the ideal outcome a new map has to get 50 percent minority party approval.
“We live in an incredibly polarized time. It’s so hard to come up with a compromise. And our legislature did it," says Turcer, "and so I’m just really happy.”
The process set up in Issue 1 takes effect after the 2020 census.