Ohio's attorney general says he'll ask the U.S. Supreme Court to delay a federal court order that a new congressional map for the state be drawn by June 14.
A three-judge panel ordered the new map for the 2020 elections after concluding that Ohio's congressional districts were unconstitutionally drawn by Republicans for their political advantage. The judges declined Thursday to put their order on hold while Republican officials in Ohio appeal it.
Attorney General Dave Yost says that outcome was expected. He says Ohio will ask the Supreme Court to put the order on hold pending the justices' ruling on similar cases that are before them. If the ruling stands, it could be an important victory for Democrats. They hope redrawn boundaries would help them in congressional and presidential elections.