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Rep. Denson releases statement on Supreme Court gerrymandering ruling

Disappointed in decision to prevent districts to be drawn fairly in Ohio
June 27, 2019
Sedrick Denson News

State Rep. Sedrick Denson (D- Cincinnati) issued a statement today following the Supreme Court’s decision in the North Carolina and Maryland partisan gerrymandering cases. 

“The decision handed down by the United States Supreme Court was a disappointing one.  Regardless, it is now the responsibility of my general assembly colleagues and I to ensure that every single Ohioan’s vote counts equally.  It’s our duty to guarantee that our redistricting process is fair, transparent, and most importantly, accurate.  I remain committed to this endeavor and I look forward to working to provide an unbiased system to my constituents.”

The United States Supreme Court ruled that federal courts do not have a role in deciding partisan gerrymandering cases leaving the decision up to individual states.  The issue of Ohio’s congressional map is still an ongoing case in the Ohio Supreme Court.