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FitzGerald Joins Fight To Change Redistricting Rules

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 7:02 PM

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Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald Talks with a Vote Yes supporter

Cuyahoga County Executive Ed Fitzgerald has joined the fight to change Ohio's system of drawing legislative districts.

Cuyahoga County Executive Ed Fitzgerald has joined the fight to change Ohio’s system of drawing legislative districts. 

A yes vote on issue 2 would take the power of drawing legislative maps away from partisan politicians and put it in the hands of a citizen’s commission.

Fitzgerald takes issue with the campaign against changing the redistricting rules that claims voters would be disenfranchised. 

“You know, to have a system that you have rigged, and then you say don’t vote for a citizens based initiative that because somehow it’s going to disenfranchise the people is just absolutely the height of cynicism,” FitzGerald said. 

Some opponents of the proposed constitutional amendment say it’s a fruitless attempt to de-politicize an inherently political process.  Others say the system needs to be changed, but this particular proposal is too complicated and full of pitfalls. 

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