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Rep. Miller votes in opposition to Republican gerrymandered 13-2 congressional map, urges veto from the governor

November 18, 2021
Adam C. Miller News

Rep. Adam Miller (D-Columbus) today issued a statement as Republicans passed a partisan, four-year congressional district map that unduly favors GOP candidates 13-2. 

“We should not be surprised, that the party in power, with the ability to draw district lines, drew districts to remain in power,” said Rep. Miller. “Gerrymandered districts lead to monopolistic behavior and corruption. We have seen that here. Ohio Veterans have joined me in asking for something better.  I wish that could have happened.”

Democrats offered a compromise set of district lines on the House floor Thursday, which they say better align with the fair district reforms voters passed in 2018. The Democratic amendment mirrored their compromise map, HB 483, and would have limited unwarranted splits in Ohio’s largest counties, kept more communities together, and better reflected the preferences of Ohio voters. The map also created three minority opportunity districts. That good faith amendment was rejected.