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Kasich Joins Opposition To Wisconsin Redistricting Case Before U.S. Supreme Court

Sep 6, 2017

(L to R) Arnold Schwarzenegger, John Kasich and Karen Kasich in March of 2016
Credit Ohio Public Radio

Ohio Governor John Kasich is joining friend and ex-California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's effort to overhaul partisan redistricing that's helped fuel their own Republican party's rise to power.

Kasich has signed a legal brief opposing the GOP in a redistricting case that will be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court this fall. Other signers include Republicans John McCain and Bob Dole. At issue is whether Republican lawmakers in Wisconsin drew legislative districts that favored their party and were so out of whack with the state's political breakdown that they violated Democratic voters' constitutional rights. Schwarzenegger and Kasich have long argued partisan gerrymandering is contributing to dysfunction in Washington.