Columbus, Ohio – The Ohio Redistricting Commission has adopted a map of the state’s congressional districts.
The decision comes only two days before the deadline for Ohio candidates to apply for a seat in a congressional district in the United States House of Representatives.
In a 5-2 vote on Wednesday afternoon, the House of Representatives approved an amended Republican map. According to the data provided, the approved district design has ten districts with a Republican lean, three districts with a Democratic lean, and two districts that are a toss-up.
Ohio Senate President Matt Huffman, a Republican, suggested the new map on Tuesday, and it was adopted on Wednesday.
“The map looks pretty crisp and right, what we have right now,” Huffman said on Tuesday.