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Explanation of Ohio redistricting issue reads like something out of The Onion


The Ohio Ballot Board voted 5-0 in favor of language and explanation a Nov. 3 ballot issue that would revamp how the state draws legislative districts. The wording of an argument against redistricting reads like it was written by staff at The Onion.

“The gerrymandering that results from partisan control is not a bad process, because it leads to one-party control of government and voters can know who to hold responsible. Competitive districts are not a virtue, because politicians have to spend so much time campaigning for reelection and are not able to do as much legislative work,” it says in part.

Our Statehouse bureau reporter Laura Bischoff is at the meeting and will have updates. Follow her on Twitter at @lbischoff.


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