Editorial: Non-Partisan Redistricting

Editorial: Non-Partisan Redistricting

(WOIO) - Politicians of all stripes seem to do what's good for politicians, not necessarily what's good for the people they represent. And case in point is how they draw electoral districts after each census.   You know that once a decade counting of the American people that's mandated by the U.S. Constitution.

Well, this practice is called gerrymandering and it locks in stone district lines that usually favor one party over the other for at least ten years and often well beyond.

On the ballot in Ohio this November is Issue 2. It would, if passed, take control of this redistricting away from politicians and give it to a non-partisan committee with the intent of making district mapping less political.

California has done this already and while it's not a perfect solution, it seems worth considering because this current system is flawed.

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