I voted against Issue I, and I’ll tell you why. I’m a new member of the Green Party, and a long-time Green voter for President. Sixty percent, that’s right, 60% of Ohio voters last Tuesday were independents, neither D or R, which only represent about 20% each of the electorate. Yet Issue I enshrines them as the only official parties for determining Congressional districts and cuts out the vast majority of Ohio voters. Why? Don’t tell me non-partisan redistricting is not possible. Michigan has passed non-partisan redistricting reform. Elections should be run and administered in as non-partisan a way as possible. There is plenty of electoral mischief that goes on with the currently D and R administered election system already. They make it next to impossible for independents and third-parties to get on or remain on a ballot. You want to know why 100 million Americans didn’t vote in 2016? Because they didn’t think they had any real choice, or voice in what happens politically. And they are most likely right. We need multiple parties, each with an equal chance with the voters at the polls. People will come out and vote if they believe they are truly participating in a dynamic electoral process. Oh, and for those who thought that forcing Hillary on the voters would make them vote for her, they forgot about option “C”, leaving the Presidency blank on their ballots. 100,000 Michigan voters did so in 2016, far more than the margin of Trump’s victory there. That is how much she was loathed and hated. I’m sure the results were similar in the other critical states she lost.