Congressional maps pass despite lack of public input

On Oct. 28, Senate Democrats called their newly revised Congressional maps for a vote around 9:00 p.m., despite the fact the map was made public only two hours earlier and no public hearing was conducted to review its changes. The map would later pass out of the House with the minimum 71 votes required.

The final map passed was the fourth version that Illinois Democrats proposed since Oct. 15.

In spite of the fact that Gov. Pritzker vowed to veto any map drawn by politicians, several news outlets reported that the Governor and his staff engaged in the drawing of the Congressional map. If accurate, this would mean that the Governor not only broke his promises by signing two different legislative maps drawn by politicians, one of which has been ruled unconstitutional, but became an active participant in a process he campaigned against in 2018.

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