Ohio's Congressional Map Battle

Mar 14, 2019

In this week's episode of Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU, Steve Brown and guest host Ann Fisher discuss the lawsuit to redraw the state's congressional map before the 2020 election. Reporter Nick Evans joins the show.

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In this week's episode:

Gerrymandering 

Ohio voters approved a measure to redraw the state's congressional district map in 2021, after the next census, but the Ohio ACLU and the Ohio League of Women Voters are suing to start the process before the 2020 presidential election.

According to voting rights groups, the current district borders favor Republican and are unconstitutional. Republicans have a slight majority in overall voter registrations in Ohio, but they control three-quarters of the congressional districts.

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