Representative Avery Bourne is asking Governor JB Pritzker to veto new redistricting maps that were approved late in the evening, that are gerrymandered and put together without using census data. Representative Avery Bourne says it’s time for Governor Pritzker to live up to his promise and veto the map.
Democratic leadership has said they will relook at the maps once census material is available in a few months which Representative Bourne says should have been done in the first place.
Governor Pritzker had said in previous years, and on the campaign trail that he would support an amendment to the constitution to take the redistricting process out of state legislators hands’ and send it to an independent commission. Certain other states do that. Governor Pritzker has since said he trusts the Legislators. To see the maps, visit this story here.