LEBANON, OH (FOX19) - On Tuesday, the Ohio Legislature unveiled the proposed new Ohio Congressional map, containing 16 Congressional districts, down from the 18 of 2010. A vote could come Wednesday from an Ohio House Committee on whether to approve the Republican-backed plan.
Democrats and voter advocacy groups criticized the map for splitting Ohio's 88 counties in as many as 63 places and creating oddly shaped districts.
Because of the census, Ohio lost two Congressional seats. Click on the map and view the PDF of the new districts. Also, there is a PDF of the detail of each of the 16 districts.
This proposal means that currently one Democratic seat will be lost and one Republican seat will be lost.
Ohio will have eighteen Electoral College votes as a result - still a valued prize for Presidential elections.