Arnold Schwarzenegger wants to ‘terminate’ gerrymandering in Ohio

Arnold Schwarzenegger was wrapping up his time at the festival bearing his name on Sunday, but made time to throw his muscle behind an effort to place an anti-gerrymandering amendment to Ohio’s Constitution on the Nov. 5 general election ballot.

“I was asked to come here since I was already in the building,” the former California governor joked inside a packed meeting room at the Hilton Columbus Downtown as the four-day Arnold Sports Festival wrapped up.

But Schwarzenegger, a Republican, said he supports the Ohio anti-gerrymandering effort because he backed a similar initiative in California to create a citizens redistricting commission that he said has worked.

“Get the legislature and the lawmakers out of the redistricting business,” Schwarzenegger said.

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