Democracy defenders on Wednesday cheered a ruling by the Ohio Supreme Court that invalidated Republican-drawn state legislative district maps.
A majority of the justices found these were unconstitutionally gerrymandered against the will of the state’s voters.
In a 4-3 decision, they ordered the maps redrawn, as the GOP-controlled Ohio Redistricting Commission failed to “draw legislative districts that correspond with the statewide voter preference of Ohioans.”
The commission now has 10 days to come up with a new plan that is constitutional.
Former Ohio state senator and U.S. congressional candidate Nina Turner tweeted her support in response to the ruling.
She said, “I applaud the decision of the Ohio Supreme Court to uphold the law and strike down these maps,”.