Ohio’s move to independent redistricting provides a guide for reform in New York

Today’s Buffalo News suggests New York learn a lesson from Ohio where voters approved an independent redistricting process. Unlike New York, where an advisory commissin was created by a constitutional  amendment last year, Ohio is following more of the lead established  by California and Arizona.

From the editorial: “In Ohio, voters and some forward-looking officeholders had had enough. They produced a new system that discourages gerrymandering from two directions: It creates a large commission that empowers minority party members and it provides guidance to the judicial system on how to evaluate redistricting plans that end up in the state’s courtrooms.”

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