Republicans Likely Just Cost Ohioans Tens of Millions of Dollars
March 16, 2022
For Immediate Release:
Wednesday, March 16, 2022
Columbus, OH — Today, Ohio Democratic Party Chair Elizabeth Walters issued the following statement after the Ohio Supreme Court ruled yet another set of GOP-gerrymandered state legislative maps unconstitutional, all but confirming that a May 3 primary will be impossible. Moving the primary date will cost Ohioans tens of millions of dollars, a cost that falls squarely on the feet of Ohio Republicans who have chosen to play politics with redistricting rather than do the jobs they were elected to do.
“Millions of dollars just flew out of the pockets of hardworking Ohioans all because Republicans refused to do their jobs and pass fair maps. Ohio now finds itself in complete chaos, created only by GOP politicians who have broken the law time and again. Our message to Republican politicians on the commission is simple: do your job or get out of the way. Democrats have fair maps ready to go, all Republicans have to do is stop their obstruction,” said Chair Walters.