After Issue 1, Supporters Eye Congressional Districts

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Now that Ohio voters have approved Issue 1, those who pushed for changes to the way state lawmakers’ districts are drawn have a new target. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports.

Redistricting advocates say now that Issue 1 has passed in Ohio and a federal lawsuit over methods to draw districts for the US House has been resolved, they want to change the way the map of Ohio’s 16 Congressional districts is created.

But Republican Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger says it’s time to slow down.

“We gotta let this process work its way through,” Rosenberger said. “We just passed Issue 1 on the ballot. Now let’s give it a test. Let’s see how the whole thing works itself out.”

The first races to be affected by Issue 1 will be those for the Ohio House and Senate in 2022.

State lawmakers created the Congressional map, which some observers say features the most gerrymandered districts in the county.

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