On this episode of Broad & High, an artist profile: Dennis DeVendra, a blind woodturner. Also a look at Dangerdust, the anonymous chalk artist duo from Columbus College of Arts and Design, Helping Hands Center an arts & autism based in Clintonville, Petali Teas and D’Art the Gallery Kitty at Dublin Arts Council.
Republicans Question Ohio Redistricting Petitions
The Ohio Republican Party is questioning the validity of some signatures gathered by a voter group that’s pushing a fall ballot proposal aimed at taking away elected officials’ power to draw legislative and congressional districts.
The state alters legislative and U.S. House district boundaries every 10 years to reflect population shifts. New maps were put in place for this year’s elections.
The Voters First coalition has submitted more than 430,000 signatures to get its constitutional amendment before voters in November. It needs more than 385,000 valid signatures.
Among other issues, the GOP claims a paid circulator was found lying about the number of signatures.
Voters First said in a statement that two circulators were removed after the group learned of problems. The group also described the GOP’s accusations as desperate.