Cross Doesn’t Hold Back in Denouncing Ohio Supreme Court Redistricting Decision
The Supreme Court of Ohio ruled that the new redistricting maps for Ohio’s House and Senate districts must be re-drawn because the maps do not meet provisions to reduce partisan political gerrymandering.
In the 4-3 decision Wednesday, the court determined the maps are invalid because the Ohio Redistricting Commission did not attempt to “draw legislative districts that correspond with the statewide voter preference of Ohioans.”
Representative Jon Cross stated on Facebook that he is at a loss for words.
He called himself a state legislator without a district because of the Supreme Court decision.
Cross also called it a pure political vote and ruling by the court and added that “A Supreme Court playing politics and legislating from the bench is dangerous to our constitution.”
On his Facebook page, Cross posted a picture of himself posing as a homeless person.
Cross also said, “Ohio is a RED state. Ohio voters voted for Trump with an 8 point victory, but the Court expects us to hand over legislative seats to the democrats???? No deal!”
The Ohio Supreme Court ordered the commission to adopt a new plan within 10 days that conforms with the Ohio Constitution and they retain jurisdiction to review the plan.