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Ohio Would Get New Maps in Four Years Under Final District Plan

Nov. 18, 2021, 8:23 PM

Republicans easily cleared a congressional redistricting plan on a party-line vote Thursday, giving Gov. Mike DeWine the opportunity to lock in a 12-3 GOP advantage.

The bill (S.B. 258) would give Democrats safe seats in Columbus and Cleveland, a slight edge in a new Akron-area district, and disadvantages everywhere else in the state. Republicans would hold a slight advantage in rejiggered districts around Toledo and Cincinnati and strong advantages in the remaining 10 districts, according to a partisanship analysis by Dave’s Redistricting App.

DeWine (R) declined to comment on whether he would sign the maps. His spokesman, Dan ...