Today, the Fair Congressional Districts for Ohio announced that more than 152,000 signatures have been collected by redistricting reformers all over Ohio. The following counties have reached the 5% threshold for validation: Adams, Athens, Clark, Cuyahoga, Delaware, Franklin, Greene, Hamilton, Licking, Mercer, Morrow, Portage, Richland and Summit.
"A big thank you to all the volunteers collecting signatures," said Catherine Turcer of Common Cause Ohio. "Direct democracy is a big job and together, one signature at a time we are working hard to improve elections and representational democracy."
The following counties need fewer than 100 signatures to hit the minimum five percent: Champaign County (15), Fayette (47), Union (92), Vinton (83 ), and Wyandot (23).
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