Republicans Use Federal Court To Jam Through Unconstitutional Maps
May 27, 2022
For Immediate Release:
Friday, May 27, 2022
Columbus, OH — Today, Ohio Democratic Party Chair Elizabeth Walters issued the following statement after Ohio Republicans used a federal court to maintain control of the state legislative redistricting process and push through GOP-gerrymandered statehouse maps that the Ohio Supreme Court twice ruled unconstitutional.
“Republicans in Ohio will stop at nothing to ensure they can choose their own voters rather than the other way around. We’ve seen the consequences of Republican rule for our state: costly corruption, ineptitude and an economy that works only for the wealthy and well-connected. Ohio Republicans don’t want to be held accountable, so they’re rigging the system in their favor instead. Using a federal court to ram through a GOP-gerrymandered map that reads like an Ohio Republican Party wishlist is not what Ohioans were looking for when they called out loudly for redistricting reform.”