“Democrats in the Illinois House are poised to ram new legislative district boundaries through the General Assembly in an attempt to stay in control of state government for the next 10 years.”
There you have the unadorned truth in a nutshell.
At the link the Dems make all the usual noise about how the hapless and helpless GOP is really to blame, and how these NEW! IMPROVED! districts will fix “inner-city violence and under-performing schools”.
You can’t make this stuff up!
I figure this one-party mapping extravaganza will have the same effect as one-party rule did in DC in ’09—massive overreach followed by massive backlash and massive turnover in the party with political power.
But still, the fun’s just begun—can’t wait to see how Jacobs and Verschoore will vote on these little gems and what their spin will be afterward.