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Emails suggest Ohio’s new GOP-friendly maps save the party ‘millions’

Emails suggest Ohio’s new GOP-friendly maps save the party ‘millions’
December 16, 2011 --

Political parties and other powerful players use the once-a-decade redistricting process to advance their own goals — often at the expense of voters. A recently released trove of email messages from Ohio offers a rare inside glimpse into how it works. The messages, sent from June to September, show collaboration between the national GOP and state Republicans to redraw Ohio’s maps and thus cement control of both the statehouse and a majority of congressional districts.