Illinois governor weighs in on gerrymandered districts
Posted by Riverbender on June 29, 2019, 9:33 am
If the new Governor is sincere on this and he does eliminate the gerrymandered districts, that are bipartisan in nature, I will gladly pay the increase taxes he is imposing and most probably vote for his re-election. However I don't think he is sincere unless I see Madigan's cronies districts boundaries be redrawn. |
llinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker reiterated his campaign promises about the drawing of legislative districts.
“As I’ve said since I was a candidate, I will veto any map that is unfair,” Pritzker said at a news conference on Friday where he spoke about the state’s capital bill. “It’s the right thing to do. We’re going to have to make sure that here in Illinois we’re not gerrymandering, that we’re drawing maps that are fair and competitive. That’s what’s best for the voters of the state, that they have choices when they go to the ballot.”
Pritzker will be responsible for signing off or vetoing state legislative and congressional district maps after the 2020 Census is complete. The map making process is controlled by the legislature, and then the governor has to sign off. Democrats have controlled the legislature since the mid-1990s.