Ohio's redistricting is in disarray weeks before the primary. Can it pull off the election?


Ohio’s primary is in six weeks, but it still doesn’t have congressional maps

Like much of the US, Ohio is drawing new congressional and state legislative lines as part of a once-in-a-decade process. But with the primary just weeks away, confusion reigns in the Buckeye State.

  • Ohio’s primary election is May 3, but congressional and state legislative maps still aren’t final.
  • The Ohio Supreme Court is deliberating on a challenge to the latest version of a congressional map.
  • If maps are ruled unconstitutional, Ohio could face moving its primary or splitting it into two.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Jeff Sites has been plotting a campaign for Congress against Rep. Jim Jordan for more than two years.

Sites ran unsuccessfully in the 2020 Democratic primary in Ohio’s fourth congressional district, a duck-shaped district where Jordan has had a stranglehold on the vote since mapmakers last drew boundaries for the Buckeye State a decade ago.

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