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Illinois Republicans Draw Their Own Damn Map

Illinois' House GOPs file their Fair Congressional Map in federal court and seek preliminary injunction preventing election activities under the Democratic congressional district re-map.

Republicans from an Illinois congressional delegation filed their own U.S. congressional district map in federal court last week, Rick Pearson reported in the Chicago Tribune’s "Clout Street."

GOP delegates claim that the state’s Democrats rigged the congressional district re-map to offset Republican house gains in the mid-term elections. Ten of the state’s 11 GOP members of Congress call the Democrat-drawn map “contorted” and “gerrymandered,” saying it disregards the will of Illinois voters.

The Fair Congressional Map is respectful of both “constitutional and democratic principles,” Illinois congressional Republicans said in a press statement.

Republicans are also seeking a preliminary court injunction preventing any election activities from taking place under the Democratic re-map.

Dan Finn August 09, 2011 at 05:04 PM
Just curious -- why the use of "Damn" in the headline? Thanx for asking this ?
Maureen OHagan August 09, 2011 at 07:34 PM
On either map where is the Village of Oak Lawn located?
GR August 09, 2011 at 08:47 PM
Actually, this version looks like it incorporates reasonable geographical boundaries. It appears to keep local entities as intact as possible, thus providing for appropriate representation of community interests. Which means it probably has no change in hell of being adopted.
Lorraine Swanson August 09, 2011 at 09:57 PM
I'm going to look for a better map view for you.
Lorraine Swanson August 09, 2011 at 10:00 PM
Maureen, If you click on the maps or zoom in (make portions larger) you will see congressional district 3 (Lipinski's district) on both maps. I'm going to continue looking for a better map view.

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