Illinois Congressional Delegation Opposes State’s Redistricting Process in Battle for US House Majority

The Illinois Republican congressional delegation has called the recent redistricting process in their state a “sham,” criticizing the redistricting committee as partisan. Republican Reps. Rodney Davis, Mike Bost, Adam Kinzinger, Darin LaHood, and Mary Miller accused the committee of favoring Democrats in the new maps. “Illinois citizens have been clear that they want an independent redistricting process free of political influence, but as we speak, Democrat lawmakers are picking their own voters behind closed doors,” wrote the representatives in a press statement. Redistricting is the process of redrawing state legislative and congressional district boundaries following the decennial U.S. Census, which happens every 10 years. The Illinois maps were drawn in June by a Democrat majority committee made up of state legislators. Governor J.B. Pritzker, a Democrat, signed the new maps into law on Sept. 24. “Illinois’ strength is in our diversity, and these maps help to ensure that communities that have …

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