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Ohio

SUPER STATE STRATEGY

Ohio has voted for the winner of every Presidential election since 1964. Getting Ohio’s 18 electoral votes would be a massive boost for Democrats in 2020. The race in Ohio will be fierce, and Democrats will need to fight hard for every vote. That’s why we need your help!

Partisan gerrymandering has helped the Ohio GOP get majorities in the Ohio Legislature.

Flipping five seats in the state Senate and two seats in the state House will be tough, but worth the fight.

Our Targets:

8

STATE SENATE SEATS TO FLIP

12

STATE HOUSE SEATS TO FLIP

18

ELECTORAL COLLEGE VOTES

The Ohio House of Representatives and Senate are currently both under Republican control.

In 2018, Democrats failed to flip two key Congressional districts: OH-01 and OH-12. And gerrymandering is making it harder than ever for Democrats to win in Ohio.

Targets for flipping seats in Ohio are mostly concentrated around Cleveland and Cincinnati and most other population centers in the state.

What's at stake

Gerrymandering

The Ohio GOP is using partisan gerrymandering to help them stay in power.

Voters in Ohio overwhelmingly approved redistricting reform through a ballot initiative in the 2018 midterms. But, even with this progress, the GOP can still push through gerrymandered maps every four years.

Working to elect Democrats at the state level is critical to stopping this process.

Reproductive Rights

The Republican-led Legislature passed an early abortion ban in 2019. A federal judge has temporarily blocked the ban.

As of 2014, 93% of Ohio counties had no clinics providing abortions. People seeking care in Ohio are subject to a 24-hour waiting period and mandatory anti-abortion counseling.

We need more Democrats in the Legislature to overturn the early abortion ban and further protect reproductive rights in Ohio.

Voting Rights

Ohio is in the bottom five states for ease of voting (based on time and effort). And the Ohio GOP has made it harder for people to vote.

In 2014, Republican lawmakers eliminated 'Golden Week' - when Ohioans could register and vote in the first week of early voting. Now, early voting in Ohio happens for just 28 days leading up to Election Day. The polls are open for only 13 hours on Election Day.

Electing Democrats to the statehouse is the best way to help restore early voting and make it easer to cast a ballot.