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There was a lot of speak about a need for change in this choosing though did we know that nothing of a 16 congressional races was within 19 points, and 14 were motionless by during least
30 points. 
All of a incumbents won.


Dispatch contributor Jim Siegel looks during how a congressional and legislative
races all incited out to be blowouts on Election Day.


The reason? Gerrymandered districts aren’t competitive.

“One of a unhappy things about a elections is, it used to be a idea was we were supposed
to discuss ideas and rise a charge for a process bulletin when we win,” Secretary of State Jon
Husted said. “We don’t have that since there’s no need for it. There’s no competition.”


Will it change? “The miss of foe will continue until Ohio changes the
process for sketch districts, Husted said. A magnitude authorized by electorate final year will change
legislative redistricting by adding new manners and a bipartisan requirement starting in 2022, when
new maps are drawn,”
Siegel writes.

“But GOP lawmakers have been reluctant to change a congressional-redistricting
process.”


What about speak of a fraudulent election? 
“If ‘rigged’ means that you’re
trying to establish a outcome of something before we indeed have a contest, how our
legislative and congressional contests work falls into that category,” Husted said.

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Popular opinion vs. Electoral College: “With Clinton winning scarcely 1.5 million more
votes nationally than Trump though losing a electoral opinion to him, a outcome of this divisive
presidential discuss has reignited discuss about a destiny of a Electoral College,” T
he Dispatch’s Jack Torry and Siegel write.

“To critics, a Electoral College, determined by a Founding Fathers in 1787, is a quaint
relic that has left a approach of a musket, wooden sailing ships and a opinion being limited to
white men.”

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What about kinship support?
Dispatch Washington contributor Jessica Wehrman looks during how a GOP was means to
win over kinship support in this year’s election.

“Labor experts pronounced that a choosing formula simulate an increasingly diligent relationship
between Democrats and a kinship arrange and file. While kinship leaders sticks solidly with Democratic
candidates — quite centrists such as Hillary Clinton — members feel torn. They do not feel
that 8 years of a Democratic presidency bound what they had hoped it would fix,”
Wehrman writes.


What they said: “There was a lot of speak about how a economy has recovered and
how a jobs were improved and a economy had incited around,” pronounced Kate Bronfenbrenner, executive of
labor preparation examine during Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations. “If you’r
e a workman today, there are jobs out there, though to support your family, we have to work dual of
those jobs.”

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Concerns about Trump and a environment: “Recent swell on meridian change has
been vital, environmentalists say. Although some contend that a work is frail during best and could be
undone by a Trump administration, others sojourn certain that a grass-roots inlet of
environmental work will strengthen it from any unconditional sovereign changes,”
Dispatch contributor Marion Renault writes.

“Trump has affianced to defund climate-change research, hurl behind investments in renewable
energy, foster a U.S. fossil-fuel attention and lift out of an ubiquitous agreement to rein in
global CO emissions.”

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A demeanour forward to 2018: Allies of Richard Cordray have started a chatter comment for
him –
@RichCordrayOH.

“Richard Cordray won’t speak about it. More precisely, he can’t speak about it. But allies of
the former Ohio profession ubiquitous are augmenting their activity on his interest with one idea in mind:
Making him a Democratic frontrunner for administrator in 2018,”

cleveland.com’s Henry J. Gomez writes.

“Cordray himself contingency refrain from narrow-minded politics since of his sovereign pursuit using the
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. But one Democratic source reliable that a new Twitter
account is a work of his supporters. And State Rep. David Leland of a Columbus area told
cleveland.com Friday that he ‘would be happy to help’ a Cordray campaign.”

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John Kasich for Senate?
The Enquirer Carl Weiser reports that there is an online push
to breeze Ohio Gov. John Kasich to run for Senate in 2018.


Who is behind it? “Devin Bilski of Perrysburg told Cincinnati.com around Facebook
that he’s behind all 3 efforts. A comparison during Ohio State University study Marketing and
Political Science, Bilski pronounced he hasn’t oral to Kasich about a efforts. But his unrestrained is
clearly boundless,” Weiser writes.

“Bilski told Cincinnati.com he trafficked to both New Hampshire and Wisconsin for Kasich’s
campaign and volunteered for Kasich’s kick-off proclamation during Ohio State in 2015.”


Reminder: Both Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel and Rep. Pat Tiberi (a Kasich ally) are
looking during using opposite Sen. Sherrod Brown.

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Let’s speak skill taxes: “As a state legislature debates nonetheless another
property-tax grant for businesses, Franklin County Auditor Clarence Mingo has consecrated a
study to establish either a thousands already in place locally have combined mercantile expansion or
merely shifted a taxation weight to others,”
Dispatch contributor Bill Bush writes.

“The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, formed in Cambridge, Massachusetts, will inspect all
abatements postulated from 1995 to 2015 in New Albany, Westerville, Hilliard, Gahanna, Grove City and
Upper Arlington, and a apportionment of a most incomparable series postulated by a city of Columbus, underneath a
$49,000 contract. It will establish a outcomes a cities were perplexing to get, a agreement says, ‘
and examine either these preferred outcomes indeed occurred.’”

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On this day: According to a Dispatch library, on this day in 2001, “Gov. Bob
Taft signs legislation to discharge a electric chair as an choice for collateral punishment in
Ohio.”

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