COLUMBUS — Ohio voters have overwhelmingly approved a constitutional amendment that will change the way the battleground state draws congressional districts.
Issue 1 on state ballots Tuesday had support from both Democrats and Republicans and faced virtually no organized opposition.
The proposal was modeled after new map-making rules for Ohio legislative districts that voters strongly supported in 2016.
The latest proposal aims to curb gerrymandering, the partisan manipulation of political boundaries that’s seen as a cause of partisanship, gridlock and incivility in Washington.
The amendment limits how counties are split into multiple districts and requires more support from the minority party to put a 10-year map in place.
If lawmakers can’t agree, an existing bipartisan commission will take over. If that fails, the majority party can pass a shorter-term map.
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