Redistricting Process Has Again Been Abused for Partisan Gain

State Senator Steve McClure (R-Springfield) released the following statement following the passage of new partisan legislative maps:

“This whole process has been an embarrassment to anyone who cares about state government, and to the very ideals of democracy. We’ve held numerous hearings where the pleas and urgings of diverse community organizations have repeatedly been ignored and redistricting leaders have refused to answer questions. Democratic leadership has made one thing very clear, they will do whatever they can to manipulate the entire process for partisan political gain. I hope that Governor JB Pritzker will have a change of heart and finally follow through on his clear promise to veto any map drawn by lawmakers.”

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