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Letter to the Icon: Proposed election maps don't fairly represent Ohioans

In a democracy, should elected representatives listen to the will of the

State Senators Matt Huffman (Allen County) and Rob McColley (Hardin County)
say no.

They've proposed new election maps that don't fairly represent Ohioans.
Instead, these rigged districts continue the "gerrymandering" that means that
in many Ohio elections, the winner is pre-determined.

That's not fair, and it's not the will of Ohioans. In 2015 and 2018, Ohioans
overwhelmingly said that they wanted fair districts. Issue 1 of 2015 tackled
gerrymandering at the Ohio House and Ohio Senate Districts and won in all 88
counties. Issue 1 of May 2018 targeted US Congressional districts and won in
all 88 counties with 74.85% of the vote.

Why are Senators Huffman and McColley producing maps that violate the
principles of fairness? To ensure that Republicans win their elections, year
after year. But that's not democracy.

Republicans at the Statehouse: Listen to your constituents. Let's tell our
elected representatives to carry out the will of Ohio voters.

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Maya Fischhoff

Ada, Ohio