In December, Ohio lawmakers passed a new redistricting process to put on the Ohio ballot this fall. But that plan doesn’t affect all redistricting, only legislative districts. Democratic State Rep. Mike Curtin has come up with a similar redistricting plan for congressional districts too.
“The 16 congressional districts in Ohio are even more badly hyper gerrymandered than our state legislative districts. They are all absurdly drawn districts. Everyone acknowledges that. And yet we are not dealing with it,” he said.
Majority Republican lawmakers at the Statehouse say they excluded congressional districts from consideration because they want to see the outcome of a court case involving a congressional redistricting plan in Arizona. But Curtin says he thinks majority lawmakers are dragging their feet because congressional leaders have asked to slow that process down.