With a Republican governor in place, one would think that Republican members of Congress would be safe from redistricting that could cost them a seat.
This would be especially true when the party’s majority is at stake in the House.
That, however, is the exact scenario Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) now finds himself.
What is Going On?
Ohio will play a key role in whether Republicans are able to take a majority back in the House during the 2022 elections.
For some reason, the powers that be in Ohio are thinking about handing the entire state over to Democrats.
Governor Mike DeWine, Auditor Keith Faber, and Secretary of State Frank LaRose, all Republicans, are considering redrawing district lines ahead of the 2022 mid-term elections.
The proposal being considered would give Democrats a significant advantage.
Even more shocking is Jim Jordan could find himself without a seat if they go forward with their plan.
The new districting could flip four or five perennial red seats blue, including Jordans.
The reason? Many believe this is a direct hit against pro-Trump Republicans by establishment Republicans.
A senior GOP aide stated, “This would be Speaker Pelosi’s dream map in Ohio and severely impact Republicans’ chances at retaking the House majority.”
Perhaps now we know why House Speaker Pelosi (D-CA) has been so confident about keeping the House in 2022.