EXPLAINER: What’s ahead for Ohio’s unsettled political maps?


              FILE - Ohio Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor is pictured in her chambers at the Ohio Supreme Court in Columbus, Ohio, on Dec. 15, 2022. The election contests of 2022 may have been held and decided, but Ohio’s political maps remain far from settled. What was supposed to be a once-per-decade process for redrawing the state’s U.S. House and Statehouse districts to reflect updated 2020 population figures now promises to extend into 2023, and probably longer. (AP Photo/Julie Carr Smyth, File)
            
              FILE - Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine answers a question while taking part in a panel discussion during a Republican Governors Association conference, Nov. 16, 2022, in Orlando, Fla. The election contests of 2022 may have been held and decided, but Ohio’s political maps remain far from settled. What was supposed to be a once-per-decade process for redrawing the state’s U.S. House and Statehouse districts to reflect updated 2020 population figures now promises to extend into 2023, and probably longer. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)
            
              FILE - A map of Ohio congressional districts is displayed during a committee hearing at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio, on Nov. 16, 2021. The election contests of 2022 may have been held and decided, but Ohio’s political maps remain far from settled. What was supposed to be a once-per-decade process for redrawing the state’s U.S. House and Statehouse districts to reflect updated 2020 population figures now promises to extend into 2023, and probably longer. (AP Photo/Julie Carr Smyth, File)
            
              FILE - Ohio Elections Chief Frank LaRose, right, talks about his desire for a new, 10-year map of the state's legislative districts at a meeting of the Ohio Redistricting Commission, Aug. 31, 2021, in Columbus, Ohio, as Rep. Emilia Sykes, of Akron, listens. The election contests of 2022 may have been held and decided, but Ohio’s political maps remain far from settled. What was supposed to be a once-per-decade process for redrawing the state’s U.S. House and Statehouse districts to reflect updated 2020 population figures now promises to extend into 2023, and probably longer. (AP Photo/Andrew Welsh-Huggins, File)
EXPLAINER: What’s ahead for Ohio’s unsettled political maps?