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Lawsuit filed over Ohio redistricting amendment

7:47 PM, Aug 23, 2012   |    comments
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COLUMBUS -- A coalition of voter advocacy groups has filed a lawsuit in the Ohio Supreme Court that challenges the wording approved for its ballot issue.

The Voters First coalition wants to revamp how Ohio draws legislative and congressional districts.

Its proposed constitutional amendment would strip state and federal elected officials of map-drawing powers and give them to a 12-person citizen commission.

The issue was cleared for November's ballot. But the group asked the high court Thursday to throw out the language approved by the Ohio Ballot Board. The coalition says the wording isn't fair or accurate.

It wants the court to reconvene the board to draft new language or to have the court write it. Opponents, including Republicans who've controlled the mapmaking for decades, argue proposed changes are convoluted and untested.

The Associated Press

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