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.