Voting rights groups ask to dismiss lawsuit challenging gerrymandered Ohio congressional map
COLUMBUS, Ohio Ohio voting-rights groups moved to dismiss their lawsuit against Ohio's unconstitutional congressional map on Tuesday, arguing that prolonging the legal wrangling over where to draw district boundaries isn't in the best interests of Ohio voters.
The ACLU of Ohio, on behalf of the League of Women Voters of Ohio and others, told the Ohio Supreme Court that they are willing to live with the U.S. House map approved March 2, 2022, and used in last year's elections, (i)n lieu of the continued turmoil brought about by cycles of redrawn maps and ensuing litigation.
Democrats netted wins under that map securing five of 15 U.S. House seats, compared to the four of 16 they had held previously. Ohio had lost one seat under the 2020 Census because of lagging population growth.