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USJudges declare Ohio's congressional map unconstitutional

20:35  03 may  2019
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Judges declare Ohio's congressional map unconstitutional © The Associated Press David Niven, a professor of political science at the University of Cincinnati holds a map displaying the wide disparity of Ohio congressional district office locations, with orange locations representing areas whose office are found outside it's own district's bounds, Thursday, April 11, 2019, in Cincinnati. Congressional Democrats nationwide had a good year in 2018, gaining 40 seats. But Republicans held fast with 75% of Ohio’s House seats, despite winning only 52% of Ohio’s congressional vote total. “Not a single seat has changed hands,” said Niven, who testified for those challenging Ohio’s map. “Not a single seat. The point of this map was to build a seawall against the storm, and it has held.” (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

CINCINNATI — A federal court has ruled that Ohio's congressional map is unconstitutional and has ordered a new one be drawn for the 2020 elections.

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The ruling is likely to be appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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