They refuse to do it. They are creating this BS conflict that the Constitution requires one thing and the Supreme Court is requiring another. That is a lie.Ohio Governor Goes to Prison for Contempt of Court.
Maybe. I figured all along they would just run out the clock. But what now? Sonny boy is on the court but he is just one vote. For now.
While my first thought was, “can’t or won’t?”, I think perhaps it is “can’t”. That there may be some psychological disorder that is creating such distress among the Republican members of the ORC that they actually can’t create a map that satisfies the constitutional requirement and the Supreme Court. At least that’d be my argument to fight the contempt charge.The GOP commission members said during the meeting that they could not find a way to draw maps that complied with all the redistricting provisions of the constitution, while also complying with the rules the supreme court had given in their majority opinion invalidating the previous maps. Mainly, the GOP said they couldn’t hit the target of 54-46 partisan breakdown asked for by the court justices, a number based on statewide voter preferences over the last 10 years.
They have taken our state hostage. And why not. What can the Supreme Court do? The GOP will seize every square mile of territory they can to make Ohio appear to be redder than Alabama.