Congressional redistricting in Ohio take another step ahead

Ohio Statehouse. (WDTN Photo/Paul Rodzinka)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A group that wants to change the way Ohio draws congressional districts has gotten approval to take another step in its effort.

Attorney General Mike DeWine on Monday gave his approval to the group’s petition summary for the ballot proposal.

He called it a “fair and truthful” summary of the proposed constitutional amendment after earlier rejecting their initial language.

Fair Congressional Districts for Ohio mirrors a proposal Ohio voters approved overwhelming in 2015 that changed the map-making process for state legislative districts.

They want to stop lawmakers from creating congressional districts that are overwhelmingly packed with Republicans or Democrats.

They could have an amendment on the ballot as early as November 2018. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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