End the Madigan gerrymandering of Illinois legislative districts

Democrats around the country are hyperventilating about how Republicans have gerrymandered so many districts in many states that the GOP is unfairly winning elections.

Yet when it comes to how House Speaker Mike Madigan and his Democratic lickspittles have apportioned Illinois legislative districts, they say not a word.

So, the good news is that Change Illinois has filed a constitutional amendment to end this nonsense. It said:

It’s time to put an end to gerrymandering once and for all. To do that we need to amend Illinois’ constitution to create an independent commission to draw up Illinois’ maps, add measures of transparency and public accountability to the process, and protect communities of interest.

Our broad coalition has worked together to draft “The Fair Maps Amendment,” which was filed by Rep. Ryan Spain (R-Peoria) in the Illinois House and Sen. Julie Morrison (D-Deerfield) in the Illinois Senate as HJRCA43 and SJRCA26, respectively.

Surveys show that an overwhelming number of Illinois voters favor this kind of change. But the Illinois Legislature, under the thumb of Madigan, will tell voters, “Screw you.”

It will take a miracle, or a voter uprising, to end Madigan’s stick in our eyes.

dennis@dennisbyrne.net

www.dennisbyrne.net

My historical novel: Madness: The War of 1812

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  • We should end ALL gerrymandering. Like say in Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Florida, Texas and Georgia. Of course, THOSE states were gerrymandered by Republicans so they're sacrosanct I suppose.

  • Totally agree; end all gerrymandering. I have often written against it, no matter who's doing it. But Democrat silence when it comes to Illinois' abuses is hypocritical.

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