Today, state Senator Teresa Fedor (D-Toledo) released the following statement after the Senate Republican majority passed Senate Bill 258 – a congressional district map that continues to gerrymander Ohio’s communities in their favor, on a party line vote:
“Ohioans are fed up. Voters have begged for a transparent, fair process, but have been ignored time and time again. The new map was presented last night at 8 p.m., but data was not shared until mid-morning today. This effectively shut voters out of the process and prevented necessary analysis.
“True competition is not shown in this map. It cracks and packs communities, and is drawn to heavily favor Republican politicians. This is not what Ohioans asked for. I stand with advocates when they say, ‘Voters should be picking their legislators. Legislators should not be picking their voters.’”