State of Ohio

Ohio Congressional Redistricting Challenge

Adams v. DeWine

Lawsuit filed on behalf of a group of Ohio voters challenging the state’s new congressional map enacted following the release of 2020 census data. The plaintiffs allege that the map is an extreme partisan gerrymander that favors Republicans and ignores redistricting criteria in violation of the Ohio Constitution. Specifically, the complaint alleges that the map drawers diluted the voting power of Democrats to hand Republicans at least 12 out of 15 congressional seats, despite the fact that the state’s voting history is nearly divided among the two parties, and unnecessarily split up counties and other governmental units to do so. The lawsuit asks the court to declare the new congressional map invalid and block its use for future elections.

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