For the Second Time, Ohio Supreme Court Rejects Ohio Statehouse District Maps

Written by on February 8, 2022

The Ohio Supreme Court on Monday rejected a second set of Ohio Statehouse district maps and sent them back for a third try.

In a 4-3 decision, the court gave the bipartisan Ohio Redistricting Commission 10 days to pass a constitutional map.

It ruled the panel’s redrawn maps of Ohio House and Senate districts still violate a 2015 constitutional amendment.

That amendment mandated attempts at avoiding partisan favoritism and at proportionally distributing districts to reflect Ohio’s 54% Republican, 46% Democratic split.

On that decision, Representative Jon Cross released this statement on his Facebook page:

“Ohio Supreme Court is dangerously interfering with our Ohio Primary Election process, well underway. 

The court has become political and showing their political colors by rejecting the Ohio legislative maps a second time.  This is why Ohioans must elect Constitutional Conservatives to the court!!!!

Under Ohio’s Constitution, the Ohio Legislature is the ONLY authority to set the date, time and location of elections.  Not the court, nor the executive branch of government.   I say we PROCEED as is!!!”

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