FitzGerald Joins Fight To Change Redistricting Rules

Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald Talks with a Vote Yes supporter
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.

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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