State Sen. Keith Faber insists that Ohio is not a 50-50 state. The Celina Republican and co-chairman of the legislative Redistricting Reform Task Force points to statewide election results since 1960 showing a landslide margin for his party. Republicans are sitting pretty now, yet the presidential race promises to be intensely close, both parties with a chance.
Indeed, in the past five presidential elections, the Democrat has prevailed three times.
What Ohio isnít is a 75-25 state, as reflected in the recent congressional redistricting, Republicans giving themselves the clear advantage in 12 of 16 districts. Or even a 67-33 state, where the state Senate has been stuck, no matter the political winds.
What are the odds of the Statehouse delivering real redistricting reform? Better than 50-50?