FitzGerald Joins Fight To Change Redistricting Rules
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.