Following claims made by Trump that the 2020 presidential election was stolen from him, Republican legislators in states across the nation have voted in a number of new voter suppression bills. Lawyer Marc E. Elias, is working with voters in Ohio to undo some of those measures in their state.
🚨BREAKING: Ohio voters file lawsuit challenging new congressional map for violating Ohio's partisan gerrymandering ban. Proud that my ELG team is working with the National Redistricting Action Fund on this important case. https://t.co/CaJlTZ5ZgJ
— Marc E. Elias (@marceelias) November 22, 2021
Elias has handled many of these cases both before and after Donald Trump. So far, he’s won a number of cases that, combined, make our elections a lot more fair. Democracy Docket released a statement summarizing the court filing.
‘The plaintiffs allege that the map is an extreme partisan gerrymander that favors Republicans and ignores redistricting criteria in violation of the Ohio Constitution. Specifically, the complaint alleges that the map drawers diluted the voting power of Democrats to hand Republicans at least 12 out of 15 congressional seats, despite the fact that the state’s voting history is nearly divided among the two parties, and unnecessarily split up counties and other governmental units to do so. The lawsuit asks the court to declare the new congressional map invalid and block its use for future elections.’
So far in 2021, Democracy Docket and Marc Elias have handled similar cases in Alabama, Virginia, Oregon, North Carolina, Washington, and many others.
Twitter had a big reaction to Elias and most just wanted to thank him for his work. Read some of their comments below: