Dems Say Issue 2 Will Be Back

Nov 8, 2012

Backers of a defeated ballot proposal to revise Ohio's redistricting process say the state's political map, not the voters, determined Tuesday's congressional and legislative races.

An analysis by Voters First shows all 16 congressional districts went to the party favored by new district lines drawn last year. The same was true for 97 of 99 Ohio House districts. Spokesperson Catherine Turcer says the results skewed heavily toward the map drawing Republican party. Issue two was backed by Democrats and unions. Republicans, business organizations and socially conservative groups opposed it.  Ohio Democratic Party Chair Chris Redfern says a similar plan will be on the ballot next year.