Democrats accused the Republicans of trying to bully their members into voting in favor of the bill.
On the Republican side, there were strong whispers that Judson Hill of Marietta was stripped of his Reapportionment and Redistricting chairmanship over a potential no vote. Hill was not in the chamber at all during any of the votes and was marked excused.
There was also talk that Senate Republican Whip Mitch Seabaugh of Sharpsburg quit his position. He voted no on the bill and offered a no comment afterwards.
Not the first time this has happened, won’t be the last.