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Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish Issues Statement on Competing Gerrymandering Proposals

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Miranda Pomiecko: (216) 698-2546; mpomiecko@cuyahogacounty.us

Cuyahoga County, OH – County Executive Armond Budish issued the following statement:

“The redistricting plan that our Ohio state lawmakers are considering putting on the May ballot allows them to retain control and continue the hyper-partisan process of drawing congressional districts.

The current practice has resulted in politically drawn lines that end up disenfranchising voters and skewing results.

I urge our lawmakers to instead support the citizen-led coalition of the Ohio NAACP, Common Cause Ohio and the League of Women Voters of Ohio who have been gathering signatures to put a proposal before the voters in November. This coalition proposes the establishment of an independent special commission, not controlled by the politicians themselves, to draw fair and representative districts.”