State Rep. Jessica E. Miranda (D-Forest Park) today issued the following statement in response to Ohio’s existing congressional district map being struck down as unconstitutional by the federal courts:
“Today’s decision strengthens the promise of our democracy and upholds our fundamental values of free and fair elections.
“The overwhelming majority of Ohioans support an open and transparent process, not more of the same partisan mapmaking that silences the voices of taxpayers.
“The court was right to strike down these unfair, rigged districts, and I look forward to working together to ensure our districts are fair and a better representation of the communities we call home.”
The court ordered Ohio officials to enact a new map no later than June 14, 2019.