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  •  Sadly, that's how gerrymandering works... (2+ / 0-)
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    Odysseus, MichaelNY

    And that's why "good government" minded folks have worked to curb it in Florida and get rid of it altogether in California. And really, these kinds of maps add fuel to that fire.

    But considering Illinois doesn't have the kind of ballot initiative process that California and Florida have, it will probably be harder for folks to try to pass an independent redistricting initiative.

    •  well, we'll see what the CA committee (1+ / 0-)
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      ends up drawing, and whether the GOP members veto the eventual map and send it to the courts anyway. right now it's theoretical whether it's an improvement, even on goo-goo grounds.

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