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Jacqueline Annarino
Jan 22, 2022   1:07 PM

Ohioans expect you to do the right and ethical thing. We expect you to listen to your constituents, follow the constitutional amendment, obey the law as was recently was reinforced by the Supreme Court, and produce fair maps that aren't gerrymandered! In other words, do your job!

Elise M Panehal
Jan 22, 2022   12:57 PM

The maps must be fair and representative, not favoring Republicans. I demand fairness. What right does anyone have to manipulate our votes.
Thank God the court ruled to redraw them. Corruption in government can't be tolerated anymore.

Andy Lore
Jan 22, 2022   12:54 PM

Stop playing games with our votes. Enough is enough. Make the maps match the will of the voters. The citizens of Ohio deserve better than this gerrymandering mess we always seem to be caught up in. The state is changing and like it or not, this only prolongs the inevitable.

Lois Loughrey
Jan 22, 2022   12:53 PM

If a fair map is not drawn, the proof is in the pudding as to who is responsible. The person and party with the pen -Š in the hand signing off on it. The signature will prove law-abiding public servants or criminality and corrupted persons of self-interest. The signature will prove honor or dishonor to what this country was built on- representation by and for the people. The signature will show democratic-republic in tatters on its way to a Putin-like regime or leadership of moral, values and convictions of Americans that we can always do better. I don't have a crystal ball but demise of decency in politics has accelerated to violence and deceit to overthrow election results. We have already been down-graded as a country but it doesn't mean that Ohio can't show a way to right the ship. What's the pen going to sign, Dewine?

Lois Loughrey
Jan 22, 2022   12:52 PM

If a fair map is not drawn, the proof is in the pudding as to who is responsible. The person and party with the pen -Š in the hand signing off on it. The signature will prove law-abiding public servants or criminality and corrupted persons of self-interest. The signature will prove honor or dishonor to what this country was built on- representation by and for the people. The signature will show democratic-republic in tatters on its way to a Putin-like regime or leadership of moral, values and convictions of Americans that we can always do better. I don't have a crystal ball but demise of decency in politics has accelerated to violence and deceit to overthrow election results. We have already been down-graded as a country but it doesn't mean that Ohio can't show a way to right the ship. What's the pen going to sign, Dewine?

Ty Pierce
Jan 22, 2022   12:46 PM

Fair maps should not be a question. The Ohio constitution makes it clear that fair, non-partisan maps are guaranteed and not up for negotiation.

We deserve and demand maps that are in line with our voting averages. End this gerrymandered power grab by GOP politicians who would rather subvert our democracy than come up with actual policies that help our communities.

Nancy Talbot
Jan 22, 2022   12:45 PM

Governor DeWine, Ohio House and Senate:
You are obligated by oath to follow the constitution and the will of the people of Ohio. Stop the gerrymandering! The proposal by the Democrats meets the redistricting requirements in a clear and fair manner and I support it 100%!

Maureen Welch
Jan 22, 2022   12:42 PM

It is so disappointing that the Ohio Redistricting Commission did not convene immediately upon receiving the Ohio Supreme Court decision and make an effort to release a public and transparent schedule for redoing the Ohio State Legislative maps. As a person who worked for and voted for redistricting reform - the expectation is that the Ohio Constitution, as amended by an overwhelming majority of voters in all 88 counties, will be followed. It is discouraging to have no maps to comment on within 12 hours of the looming deadline imposed by the Ohio Supreme Court. Protect the rights of Ohio Voters - please, ONLY put forth fair maps that reflect the will of the people and the spirit of redistricting reform here in Ohio.

Elizabeth Roettger
Jan 22, 2022   12:41 PM

I want fairly drawn maps that accurately reflect the voters of Ohio. The voters should pick their representatives not the other way around.

Shelly Casto
Jan 22, 2022   12:34 PM

Follow the will of the voters and create fair and competitive maps. All we ask is a level playing field.

Maggie Downey
Jan 22, 2022   12:29 PM

We have witnessed abject lawlessness in our state from Householder et al taking bribes from First Energy to Jordan's sedition. How long do you expect us to keep bending over to take it? The entire GOP has no ideas to EXPAND our democracy, no plan, no platform, nothing but contemptuous grievance. We voted for FAIR, UNGERRYMANDERED districting. Why do you hold yourselves superior to the will of the people? Ohioans deserve to be heard. #MagabillyMisery won't last forever.

Kevin Dilley
Jan 22, 2022   12:22 PM

Just play fairly and by the Constitution as the people have directed. Support fair maps, save Democracy.

Danielle Coombs
Jan 22, 2022   12:16 PM

Please respect the will of Ohio voters and draw fair maps that accurately reflect Ohio voter preferences.

Phoebe Skipper
Jan 22, 2022   12:16 PM

Ohioans deserve fairness and transparency. Gerrymandering has only resulted in dividing our state, causing constituents to fear each other instead of working together. Ohio deserves better in order to progress.

Cheryl Claypoole-Beall
Jan 22, 2022   12:11 PM

As an Ohioan who wants fair maps, I am concerned by the Ohio Redistricting Commission's continuing lack of transparency and partisan back-door negotiations. This body apparently flouts Ohio Sunshine laws, just as it initially ignored anti-gerrymandering elements of the Ohio Constitution passed by over 70 percent of voters in 2015.

Please show the people your work process and let non-partisan legal, geographic and political science experts guide you in developing fair maps that meet all Constitutional standards. This must include proportional representation of about 54 percent Republican to 46 percent Democrat in the Ohio House and Senate.

If the Commission takes partisan concerns such as protecting incumbents out of the process, fair maps that meet this standard are eminently achievable - as shown by multiple maps submitted in previous testimony by organizations including The League of Women Voters. The ACLU submitted another compliant map earlier this week.

Bob Driehaus
Jan 22, 2022   12:11 PM

Please rise above personal interest to create competitive, proportional districts. This is the way for Ohio to thrive.

Melissa Frost
Jan 22, 2022   12:09 PM

The redistricting maps should be bipartisan and not redrawn to favor one party. The state of Ohio is becoming more diverse and the redistricting maps should not aim to bury that diversity within red zones.

Deborah Gertz
Jan 22, 2022   12:04 PM

We all deserve to have fair maps and fair voting. The people have spoken over and over, following all of the rules to have fair voting maps, and we should be listened to. Democracy must be the priority.

Sarah Duffy
Jan 22, 2022   12:00 PM

Please listen to the voters who are asking for fair, just voting districts. Cincinnati and Hamilton County should not be divided nor should Columbus and Franklin County, nor should Cleveland and Cuyahoga County nor should Dayton and Montgomery County.

Chris Liebold
Jan 22, 2022   11:56 AM

The Democratic proposal for senate maps should combine proposed districts 44, 55, and 82. This creates a lake based districts with more aligned interests than the current proposal which would link eastern Toledo and Ottawa county with the vastly more rural, and coastline-less Crawford county.

Trevor Martin
Jan 22, 2022   11:56 AM

The public needs to be a part of this process. The citizens of Ohio deserve transparency. GOP proposals should be accompanied by CSV Block Assignments as the Democratic proposals have been. Negotiations should be held in an open hearing with an opportunity for public comment. You are freezing the people of Ohio out of this process which is in direct violation of the reforms passed. We demand better from our representatives.

Angela Charles
Jan 22, 2022   11:53 AM

As someone who voted to end gerrymandered Congressional maps, I expect the GOP to give consideration to any map put forward that meets the 54-46 split of the vote. We've had enough of the manipulation to stay in power - our votes must count. The Democrats have a map - where's yours?

Philip Solomon
Jan 22, 2022   11:53 AM

To those politicians who fear that redistricting without political bias might lead to your loss of influence and power, you will have nothing to worry about if you choose to promote policies that reflect the will of the majority of your constituents.

Kelly Family
Jan 22, 2022   11:50 AM

As an Ohio voter I demand fair maps. Please restore my confidence in the American voting system! Everyone in the US should feel that their vote counts and that they have an equal voice! The recent maps show a huge disparity. Make Ohio proud in your choices!

Will Petrik
Jan 22, 2022   11:42 AM

We have an opportunity to build a democracy where we are all included and every voice matters.

More and more of us feel like our political system is rigged and that our voice, our vote, and our participation doesn't matter and doesn't make a difference. You all have the power to begin to change that today.

The voters of Ohio passed a constitutional amendment because we want a government that works with and for us. We want true representation, fair and competitive districts, and we want an opportunity to choose who represents us, not gerrymandered maps that are drawn by a small group of politicians.

Over the last decade, 54% of OH voters supported republicans and 46% of voters supported democrats. The State House, State Senate, and Congressional maps should reflect that. I ask you all to follow the law and put the people and the future of Ohio before party and power. All of us deserve to be part of the conversation about the future of Ohio. #DemandDemocracy

Gregory Friedman
Jan 22, 2022   11:41 AM

The sitting electorate should never decide how to unevenly divide congressional districts so as to aid their part and assure a control.

Tyler Clementi
Jan 22, 2022   11:39 AM

Ohioans demand fair districts. The 45% of voters who voted for a Democratic candidate for president would be vastly underrepresented by a 12-3 map. The districts should not be rigged to favor one political party over another.

James Roseberry
Jan 22, 2022   11:35 AM

As an Ohioan, I demand reasonable and fair electoral districts and am wholly disgusted with the now decades-long Republican game of self-service. Its a petulant betrayal of every Ohio voter, R, D, or I and shows no regard for the charge of their office or the rights of their neighbors. Ohioans demanded and voted for a constitutional amendment for a non-political process and you will deliver on that.

Sam Barron
Jan 22, 2022   11:32 AM

Drawing unfair districts that do not reflect the population of Ohio will throw off the balance of our State legislature and Ohio voters will respond by creating balance through statewide races. Please draw fair districts so that our votes can be based on the issues and performance of our officials as they should be.

Leanne Barron
Jan 22, 2022   11:27 AM

The people of Ohio have overwhelmingly supported and asked for fair maps. Please listen to your constituents and help create a voting system that reflects the will of the people. Ohio can be an example of how to do this right.

Jennifer Conklin
Jan 22, 2022   11:24 AM

Fair maps show integrity by elected officials. Have integrity. We demand fair maps.

Matthew Rubino
Jan 22, 2022   11:24 AM

I ask that all members of the Commission adhere to the rule of law and consider what the vast majority of Ohio voters asked for. In particular, holders of state offices like Mr. Faber and Mr. LaRose who are expected to discharge their duties impartially.

Melinda O'Brien
Jan 22, 2022   11:22 AM

Ohioans deserve fair maps.

Braden Beckett
Jan 22, 2022   11:17 AM

It is important to make sure that the rules and laws passed best reflect the will of every Ohioan. Currently, on a state level as well as federal, Ohioans do not have equal representation. We MUST ensure that Ohio uses fair maps and allows equal representation based on not only race, but also voting statistics. The state legislature could (and should) use statistics from the 2020 Presidential election to redraw the state and federal maps. We demand fair elections.

Shannon Gallagher
Jan 22, 2022   10:47 AM

It is your job to listen to your constituents. You're constituents have spoken and they demand fair maps that are representative of the 55% vote share for republicans and 45% for democrats. That means the districts should be drawn so that 55% of seats in each state chamber and in Congress are Republican-leaning and 45% are Democrat-leaning. We are also tired of our cities being split into multiple districts. It's been beyond frustrating that my own city has had 3 different representatives.

Michael Corey
Jan 22, 2022   10:43 AM

Ohio voters of all political stripes overwhelmingly told Ohio's elected officials of all political stripes to draw maps that were representative of the people of this state, and of the political nuances we hold. The Ohio Supreme Court swatted down an unfortunate attempt to ignore the law the people enshrined, and it is imperative that those of you charged with redrawing the map at last draw maps that follow the law, and follow the people. We will be better governed for it, and our future will be better accordingly.

Though we live in divisive times, Ohioans who otherwise disagree on the issues agreed on the need to have fairer representation--not unfair representation to punish the minority for simply being that.

Native Ohioans and new Ohioans alike want a state that works, and that is run by people who can disagree agreeably and get things done with proper care and competence and prioritization of the array of enormous challenges and opportunities before us. But it begins with this.

Scot Snelling
Jan 22, 2022   10:42 AM

Any redistricting effort that produces an electoral map with an outcome that exceeds the proportion of votes by ANY single party by a seat count greater than one is an invalid map tailored to give one side a significant over representation in the government.

Example: Ohio voted 53.27 R vs 45.24% D.
If divided evenly this would result in 8.52 R and 7.47 D seats.

Obviously we can't split seats so we'd end up with a 9-7 split, giving Republicans a slight over representation in Congress. As such, any split that exceeds a split of 10-6 would be unacceptable. Any split exceeding a 10-6 split is essentially saying a Democrat leaning voter should only have 5/8 the voting power of a Republican voter... a poor precedent to be sure.

Gerrymandering gives Republican voters a significant over representation in Congress, is antithetical to a representative democracy, and should absolutely be avoided.

Berlinda Knapp
Jan 22, 2022   10:40 AM

Gerrymandering needs to end.

Jeffrey Goliver
Jan 22, 2022   10:36 AM

Ohio voters passed an amendment to the OH Constitution because they wanted their representation in the Statehouse to represent them, not the majority party at the time of redistricting. They did that because they realized that gerrymandered maps represent the political parties, not Ohio voters. Ohio voters respect the voice of their fellow Ohioans and want them represented regardless of whether they agree with them. Parties hate each other and try to silence the other party in a naked abuse of power. Collateral damage is the representative democracy our state and country politicians swore an oath to respect and uphold.

Robert Connors
Jan 22, 2022   10:35 AM

Ohio voters overwhelmingly demand a non gerrymandered map!

Daniel Barnes
Jan 22, 2022   10:28 AM

We demand fair maps! In Ohio we voted to amend our constitution to account for fair and accurate representation. Mike DeWine needs to fulfill his campaign promise and push for fair maps.

Donna Thomas
Jan 22, 2022   10:25 AM

In May of 2018, 75% of Ohio voters voted to approve issue #1. We voted for fair districts. Voters should be able to pick their representatives.

Linda Fenner
Jan 22, 2022   10:25 AM

Please make the bi-partisan cooperation in the best interests of Ohio demonstrated in YESTERDAY'S INTEL NEWS CONFERENCE also be applied to map drawing for our state. It would be great to be identified nationally as the state that understands what the word "fair" means in elections.

Stacy Chaney-Blankenship
Jan 22, 2022   10:24 AM

The maps as currently drawn do not solve the issue of gerrymandering in Ohio. Give voters back the right to elect their representatives. Return Ohio to a fair and equal democracy. Do not let one party's desire for power supersede our right to fair elections. Ohioans deserve fair maps!

Margaret Susan
Jan 22, 2022   10:22 AM

It's not easy to amend the constitution. The People of Ohio worked hard to end gerrymandering. Try as you might to ignore their Voice, it will be at your peril.

Marvin Thomas
Jan 22, 2022   10:22 AM

Gerrymandering is not appropriate.

During the most recent (2020) election Ohio went 53% for Trump (Republican) and 45% for Biden (Democrat). In May of 2018, 75% of voters in the state of Ohio voted to approve Issue 1 (legislation for fair non-gerrymandered districts). We overwhelmingly voted for more fair districts.The districts you had prior the 2020 were significant gerrymandering and the proposed version just rejected by the Ohio Supreme Court are worse yet.

Respect you constituency and provide maps that are representative of the voting populous.

Your new congressional maps divide my home town of Solon in half. Our town has approximately 23,000 residents. Your new maps do not make sense to the residents of Solon.

Kelly Coffman
Jan 22, 2022   10:22 AM

Voters demanded fair districts and a bipartisan approach. Unite this state by doing away with gerrymandering. We will all be stronger if we can meet in the middle, and Ohio can again be a leader, somewhere younger generations want to live. Do it for the future of our entire state, not for a single political agenda.

Cathy LaParl
Jan 22, 2022   10:15 AM

Ohio voters have made it clear. We want fair maps. It's time to act in accordance with what voters have approved and what the state constitution now requires. The OH State Supreme Court rightly rejected your previously submitted maps and also spoke clearly as to what was required to establish fair and just maps. Stop delaying.

andrew zuk
Jan 22, 2022   10:10 AM

republicans have such wildly unpopular policitcal policies they must lie, cheat, gerrymander, and steal to enforce a minority rule government onto the masses. cut the fucking bullsbit ohio republicans and give us fair and equal representation NOW.

Mike Haaga
Jan 22, 2022   10:08 AM

I am disgusted that the Ohio legislature will not heed to the call of the people who are demanding fair and balanced congressional maps for the state of Ohio. It's time to get it right. The map split our city in half, our county in thirds, and made our congressional district even more gerrymandered. Unacceptable and it's time to do the right thing.

Janet Lasley
Jan 22, 2022   10:08 AM

District maps should be along county lines or using a graph like grid, not based on demographics. I find this trend using demographics disgusting and unfair to all of us . Everyone's voice is important. We are all citizens.
I believe in running our nation, states and communities for all of us together!
Our forefathers were in a different situation. We are all equal under the law, no matter how difficult it is to stomach for some.

Mike Haaga
Jan 22, 2022   10:08 AM

I am disgusted that the Ohio legislature will not heed to the call of the people who are demanding fair and balanced congressional maps for the state of Ohio. It's time to get it right. The map split our city in half, our county in thirds, and made our congressional district even more gerrymandered. Unacceptable and it's time to do the right thing.

Mary Dixon
Jan 22, 2022   9:58 AM

To be fair and equal the Redistricting Committee needs to follow the outlined rules, in particular:
1. Adhering to the federal population regulations.
2. Splitting no more than one city per district.
3. Drawing a plan where party alignment corresponds to statewide preferences.
4. Producing districts that exhibit representational fairness.
Ohioans overwhelmingly want fair maps that accurately reflect and represent our population. Please fulfill the promise of the redistricting reforms placed into the Ohio Constitution. Doing so, would help make our state safter and better represented.

Nathaniel Stitzlein
Jan 22, 2022   9:57 AM

Ohioans want and need fair maps. Ohio voters overwhelmingly passed an amendment in 2018 to put a stop to gerrymandering - we need to not favor one party in redistricting. This is not what Ohio voters wanted or expected,'' the court said of the map. Please listen to the people.

Keith Naas
Jan 22, 2022   9:56 AM

The Supreme Court of the State of Ohio was crystal clear in repeating what us voters said multiple times. All we keep hearing is excuses for the lack of transparency, delays, and lack of the right software for why everyone in the redistricting commission is not doing their jobs.

Stop negotiating and start doing what you were tasked with doing. Fair maps now.

Jeannine Bartel
Jan 22, 2022   9:55 AM

I am a Democrat in the western suburbs of Cleveland. I am tired of the Ohio Republican Party negating my vote for purely partisan reasons. Please do not disrespect Ohio voters who demanded through the electoral process fair maps so our voices can be heard and not ignored. If you are only in office because of gerrymandered maps what possible reason do you have to represent us? Looking forward to the hope I felt after the 2018 amendment to the Ohio constitution passed being fulfilled with FAIR maps.

Roni Rowe
Jan 22, 2022   9:54 AM

Follow the constitutional amendment and produce fair maps! It's your job. You've been called out by the people you represent and the Supreme Court. Ohioans are watching. The nation is watching.

Ann Allen
Jan 22, 2022   9:52 AM

We voters are watching this closely. We've asked for fair maps and expect the law to be observed in both the letter and spirit. History won't judge any more of this shenanigans kindly.

Bill Powel
Jan 22, 2022   9:49 AM

The Commission must take seriously its Constitutional mandate to approve state and Congressional district maps that align with the overall electorate. Ohio voters overwhelmingly approved a fair redistricting process in 2018. It's well past time for the required fairness to become reality.

Janelle Henderson
Jan 22, 2022   9:47 AM

I can walk 5 minutes from my house in different directions and I will be in 3 different Congressional districts. As a result of this crazy gerrymandering, how can I know that my voice is being represented? Ohioans overwhelmingly voted to create fair maps. Do your job and follow up on the wishes of the people!

Ann Davis
Jan 22, 2022   9:44 AM

We the people of Ohio voted for fair district maps both congressional and state level. It is imperative that you, who represent us, follow that amendment.

Ann Taylor
Jan 22, 2022   9:41 AM

We need a map that represents all Ohioans in a fair and balanced manner. Both sides are at fault and we need a plan that cuts through and represents all of us

Dan Hudson
Jan 22, 2022   9:36 AM

The people demand the fair maps that we voted for and that the Ohio Supreme Court upheld. You have been given your instructions from the court: 54/46 split, stop cheating and try to win on ideas for once.

Sherida Neuss
Jan 22, 2022   9:35 AM

Well, Mike, so far as Ohio being a Republican state, where were you in 2012? Obama took Ohio.

I am so thankful that our Ohio courts ruled against the commission's map. Gerrymandered maps are an insult to the intelligence of Ohioans.

We are watching. Ohio voters will not allow rigged elections!

Stephanie Bridwell
Jan 22, 2022   9:35 AM

Ohio has a diverse range of different demographics often within the same district. Under the previous map affluent suburban areas were grouped with some of the least populated areas with weak infrastructure within the same district. This construct resulted in more attention for the areas with higher population density. New maps focused on keeping communities and regions together would allow for better focus on serving all residents and perhaps creates more opportunities to hear new voices from across the state. However, the new map results in the same imbalance between urban and rural areas, now combining some areas that are not even considered the same region. I encourage the committee to consider a better balance on where the boundaries are drawn.

Don Gilliland
Jan 22, 2022   9:34 AM

Ohio voters from both parties overwhelmingly supported the fight for fair elections in Ohio. The rules were followed to bring fair districts and elections to the ballot and the people spoke, clearly and decisively. Our rights as citizens are now being blocked once again by Republican politicians trying to put party and power ahead of our votes. This is wrong, and now unconstitutional. We, The People, have spoken, now do your job - draw fair districts.

Matthew Swaidan
Jan 22, 2022   9:33 AM

Ohioans made it clear that we're tired of gerrymandered maps when we approved issue 1 with 75% of the vote. It's time for our reps to do their duty, hear their constituents, follow the Ohio constitution, and deliver us fair maps. What's the alternative if we're denied representation?

Monica Fitzpatrick
Jan 22, 2022   9:32 AM

Ohioans wants fair maps. We voted on it. It's now the law. Ohioans are tired of the super majority that is rife with corruption. Follow the law. Do your job.

Michael wright
Jan 22, 2022   9:32 AM

Quit cheating and submit a fair map

Enrique Antonio
Jan 22, 2022   9:32 AM

Fair maps are the backbone of fair elections!

Melissa Benson
Jan 22, 2022   9:31 AM

The people of Ohio overwhelmingly voted fair districts. With 55% vote share for republicans and 45% for democrats, the districts should be drawn so that 55% of seats in each state chamber and in Congress are Republican-leaning and 45% are Democrat-leaning. Follow the law and do what is right for the voters of the state of Ohio.

Jessica Chunat
Jan 22, 2022   9:23 AM

Ohio is sick and tired of the Republican legislature gerrymandering our maps and skewing the Ohio electorate. It is time for fair and honest representation of the voters of Ohio to be shown in a map. Time and time again, the biased districting commission has made maps that give a Republican supermajority when the true Ohio electorate is closer to a 54/46 split, as displayed by the 2020 election. Listen to the people who elected you and who you allegedly represent, or get out of the legislature.

Joe Bjorkman
Jan 22, 2022   9:20 AM

It's time to give Ohioans a fair shot at who they want to be represented by. Gerrymandering is a plague that infests our state and it is irresponsible to not let the people's voice to be heard. Ohio spoke in 2015 demanding fairer representation. We spoke for a decade on our politics, 54% of us supported republicans and 46% of us supported democrats throughout that time. Yet, the people's statehouse continues to harbor 2 supermajorities. It's time to give the people a fair shot. If you can't do that, I see little hope for the future of this state. The state is bleeding, and the attacks on democracy is one of the reasons why.

Susan Hyde
Jan 22, 2022   9:17 AM

Gerrymandering divides communities. In my neighborhood, one block of four streets are precisely carved out to be in a different Congressional district. This type of manipulation needs to stop. Do what the citizens of Ohio voted for and produce maps that fairly represent ALL of us.

Carolyn Porterfield-Maxey
Jan 22, 2022   9:14 AM

The people of Ohio have been clear. The Ohio Supreme Court was clear. The maps must be drawn fairly to all! FAIR AND PROPORTIONAL REPRESENTATION! DO IT!

Amy Powell
Jan 22, 2022   9:12 AM

FAIR MAPS!!!!!!!!!

Jennifer Haaga
Jan 22, 2022   9:12 AM

We the people asked for fair and competitive districts when we voted. It is is up to you to deliver this in both the letter of the law as well as the spirit. The first maps split my city in half and lumped us in to Dave Joyce's even more gerrymandered district. We want districts where our representatives are not guaranteed to win and have to do their jobs to represent their constituents. Enough with the hyper partisan GOP behaviors and be reasonable for once.

Matt Caffrey
Jan 22, 2022   9:11 AM

When we voted to amend the Ohio Constitution, we were voting for communities kept whole, representation that was proportional, and a process freed from narrow partisan gamesmanship. This Commission failed that standard but thanks to the bipartisan decision of the Supreme Court, you have a chance to live up to it this time. We expect you to do your duty. That means fair and proportional representation. Get it done.

Michael Long
Jan 22, 2022   9:09 AM

Dont let the idiot Dems get a foothold in this state! We have seen time and time again what they do. Sure make the maps "fair" and give them "something" to appease the crybabies, but make sure its done in a way that this state is red for generations. The Dems say "we wouldnt gerrymander" but if you look elsewhere, they are liars.

Brandon Mooney
Jan 22, 2022   9:08 AM

It's very obvious what the commission must do. It was obvious the first time around, but they failed Ohio. A second chance to do what's right by Ohioans cannot be wasted. Make an honest map that follows the constitution and which has been laid out by the court in proportionality. To do otherwise is a dereliction of duty. Partisan games by the majority are unacceptable.

Connie Montgomery
Jan 22, 2022   9:08 AM

The voters in Ohio in 2015 did the right thing and now we expect are politicians to do their job. The majority of people in Ohio demand fair maps for all its voters.The money that's been wasted on all this foolishness could have been better spent in so many ways.

Sue Mitchell
Jan 22, 2022   9:08 AM

Accept nothing less than maps that provide 45 Democrats in the House and 15 Democrats in the Senate. Ohioans wrote fair elections into our constitution, the commission must provide maps that maximize the ability of all voters to choose their representation.

Susan Palmer
Jan 22, 2022   9:07 AM

The Intel deal puts Ohio in the spotlight. Gerrymandering increases corruption in government and creates an image of a backwards state that our young want to leave. It's time to clean up Ohio so we can shine.

Donna Christley
Jan 22, 2022   9:07 AM

Voters from both parties overwhelmingly supported the fight for fair elections in Ohio. I know because I helped gather the signatures. We followed the rules to bring this to the ballot and the people spoke. Our rights as citizens are now being blocked once again by politicians putting party ahead of our votes. This is wrong. The people have spoken, now do your job.

Sarah Turner
Jan 22, 2022   9:03 AM

This do-over is a great opportunity to help make elections fair for all voters, now and in the future. Be on the side of fairness.

Joree Novotny
Jan 22, 2022   9:03 AM

I want to live in a place that is represented by people with the same values of the people who live in that place. I voted for and put into our constitution along with a large majority of other Ohio voters a promise that would be how we are represented. Politicians represent us and should not try to undermine our equal representation through power grabs. Do the right thing and then win on your values and track record, not on manipulation.

Matthew Vale
Jan 22, 2022   9:02 AM

I have lived in Ohio my entire life, first in NE Ohio and moved to SW Ohio for college and stayed here. I once encouraged folks to move or stay here because I believed folks of different walks of life worked together to make life better for everyone. In adulthood, I know that is not true. Ohioians voted to change the Constitution to ensure we could pick the representatives for our voice in government, not give the representatives the opportunity to pick their constituents. I am embarrassed by our state government, whether it is how the brazenly steal from municipalities or take bribes with no or little consequence at the voting booth or within the statehouse, I am just tired. Allow maps to be competitive and don't divide neighborhoods into several districts just to lessen the impact of our voice. It is embarrassing. Do the right thing.

Amber Stults
Jan 22, 2022   9:02 AM

Ohioans across the state worked to get fair districts into the ballot. And then Ohioans voted for maps that represent us. Stop making these poorly designed district maps. Stop gerrymandering. Start doing what Ohioans have requested. Start doing what is required by law.

Nancy Cohen
Jan 22, 2022   9:00 AM

The people of Ohio couldn't have been clearer about their desire for fair maps. The Supreme Court couldn't have been clearer in their directive that masks MUST be proportionate to the statewide votes. Do your jobs and stop wasting everyone's time. Fair maps proponents have shown how it is possible to draw constitutional maps. Stop playing around trying to figure out how to get around the Ohio Constitution. The people of Ohio are watching and have long memories. Produce a bipartisan mask today!

Ian Campbell
Jan 22, 2022   8:57 AM

Don't embarrass yourself or the state of Ohio. We voters put this process in place for this very reason, so do your duty and create fair districts. Make Ohio an example of successful democratic process, a leader in how citizens should be represented. Anything else would be blatant admittance that you don't care what voters think and only care about power.

Erin Hachtel
Jan 22, 2022   8:55 AM

I am a Wood County voter asking you to draw district maps that are in compliance with Ohio law. Non-partisan experts in the field have demonstrated that this is possible. Accept one of the maps that meet our constitutional requirements today.

Thomas Riley
Jan 22, 2022   8:54 AM

The GOP can't win without gerrymandering because their platform is trash and so are their candidates. GOP, just as their leader, are self-serving narcissists with nothing useful to offer, and nothing said in any of these comments will stop them from gerrymandering because it's the only way they can retain political power.

Thomas Riley
Jan 22, 2022   8:54 AM

The GOP can't win without gerrymandering because their platform is trash and so are their candidates. GOP, just as their leader, are self-serving narcissists with nothing useful to offer, and nothing said in any of these comments will stop them from gerrymandering because it's the only way they can retain political power.

Pam Chunat
Jan 22, 2022   8:50 AM

We voted for fair maps. democracy only works when the government follows the will of the voters. Voters should select their leaders rather than the leaders selecting their voters. Do what we asked you to do.

Jon Fallon
Jan 22, 2022   8:49 AM

Do the job as the voters in Ohio demanded, and as the constitution of Ohio that you supposedly adhere to lays out clearly. There's already maps drawn that are proportional, pick one. I demand no less.

Emily Glenn
Jan 22, 2022   8:49 AM

Ohio voters have spoken and the Ohio Supreme Court reinforced our sentiments. Stop wasting Ohio's time and money and draw districts that are actually representative of Ohio voters. This is shameful and embarrassing.

Tessa Busch
Jan 22, 2022   8:48 AM

Why is it so hard to do what the people who voted you into office want? Do you jobs.

Laura Meredith
Jan 22, 2022   8:48 AM

To gop commission members, quit recessing in your bunker and do your job. Do what Ohioans have voted for. Do what the SC has tasked you with. Create fair maps. We are watching.

Jim Piascik
Jan 22, 2022   8:47 AM

I'm so tired of living in a state that is gerrymandered out of its mind. I want to live in a state where the will of the voters - no matter which way that goes - is represented. If Democrats have more votes, they should have that many representatives proportionally. And same for if Republicans have more votes. But this ridiculous gerrymandering needs to be stopped. Ohio is fairly close to a 50-50 state and our representatives shouldn't be skewing so heavily to one party or another.

Chris Bracken
Jan 22, 2022   8:46 AM

Create fair districts. Do your job. The people spoke in 2015. The gerrymandering carried out by the GOP is an assault on our democracy.