Republicans labeled the charges ridiculous and said the map passes constitutional muster.
The Democrats are asking Ohio Supreme Court to reject the map passed by the state Apportionment Board on September 28 and order a new map. The map, which favors Republican candidates, redrew ninety-nine Ohio House districts and thirty-three Ohio Senate districts.
The suit says that Republican map-makers violated Article 11 of the state constitution, which requires that districts be compact and contiguous and that local units of government not be spilt unnecessarily.
The map divides fifty-one counties, 108 townships, fifty-five cities and forty-one wards for a total of 255 divisions.