Democrat leaders in the Ohio General Assembly clearly were more interested in political gain than fairness regarding redrawing of congressional districts in the state.
Republican leaders did the right thing in preparing for redistricting. They gave Democrat lawmakers $40,000 for use in preparing a map showing their preference for new congressional districts.
But that isn't how the money was used. Instead, Democrats spent a substantial of it on a public relations firm, for help attacking the Republican plan.
By worrying more about attacking the GOP plan than mapping their own, Democrats forfeited at least some right to complain.