Group seeks dismissal of Ohio GOP mailer complaint

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The coalition behind a fall ballot push seeking to change the way Ohio draws political boundaries wants its complaint against a Republican opposition mailer dismissed.

The group Voters First and the Ohio Republican Party filed documents with the Ohio Elections Commission saying they've reached a settlement agreement. The two sides have asked the commission to throw out the complaint.

The commission must accept the dismissal, which is expected at its Thursday meeting.

The proposed constitutional amendment would strip state and federal elected officials of map-drawing powers and give them to a 12-person citizen commission.

Under the settlement, Republicans agree not to say in campaign materials that some members of the citizen commission "will be chosen in secret" and that the commission would be given a "blank check."

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