(ONN) – A lawsuit has been filed challenging Ohio’s newly-drawn state legislative districts as giving an extreme and unfair advantage to the Republican Party.
The litigation is believed to be the first in the nation against district maps drawn under the 2020 census.
An ACLU-led legal team filed the suit on behalf of voters and voter-rights groups, including the League of Women Voters of Ohio.
The lawsuit targets the maps the new Republican-dominated Ohio Redistricting Commission passed along party lines last week.
The maps are predicted to deliver supermajorities to the GOP that are not commensurate to the party’s voter turnout in the 2020 elections.
The partisan vote meant the maps would last only four years, rather than 10.
🚨 BREAKING 🚨
We are suing the Ohio Redistricting Commission over the newly drawn maps for state House and Senate districts, which are an extreme partisan gerrymander.
— ACLU of Ohio (@acluohio) September 23, 2021