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Sen. Sykes Statement on Fourth Ohio Supreme Court Ruling on State Legislative Maps

April 14, 2022
Vernon Sykes News
Today, state Senator Vernon Sykes (D-Akron), co-chair of the Ohio Redistricting Commission, issued the following statement after the Ohio Supreme Court invalidated the newest state legislative maps adopted by majority Commission members on March 28. The Court gave the Commission until May 6 to draw new, constitutional maps: “It was clear that these maps would be invalidated from the moment the majority hijacked our historically transparent process. The Supreme Court has given us another chance and plenty of opportunities to fulfill our duty to end gerrymandering, as voters have demanded. I sincerely hope that Republicans will finally commit to bipartisanship and work with Democrats to draw maps in an open, transparent manner. It’s time for the majority to listen to the Supreme Court, follow the Constitution and restore Ohioans’ trust in this process.”