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Illinois adopts new congressional district maps – Ballotpedia News


Illinois enacted new congressional districts on November 24, 2021, when Governor JB Pritzer (D) signed a proposal approved by the legislature. Illinois was allocated 17 seats in the United States House of Representatives after the 2020 census, one less than after the 2010 census. This card will come into effect for the Congressional elections of the Illinois in 2022.

On October 28, the Illinois Senate passed a card by 41 to 18, which the House then approved on October 29 by 71 to 43. Released on October 28, this was Congress’ fourth card. proposed by the Legislative Democrats.

The Associated press‘Sara Burnett wrote: “The map… was intended to eliminate two Republican-held districts and to make elections easier for Democratic candidates. Burnett also said the map “adds a second predominantly Latino district, after census data showed Illinois’ Latino population has grown over the past decade.” They also maintained three predominantly black neighborhoods.

State Senator Don Harmon (D), chairman of the Senate, said the map “reflects the diversity of the state of Illinois” and the combined communities “that shared political philosophies and political goals.” State Senator Don DeWitte (right) said: “This will be the most gerrymandered map in the country, and this process will be used as an illustration to explain why politicians should never be allowed to draw their own maps.”

As of November 24, 18 states have adopted new congressional maps, one map has been approved but has not yet entered into force, six states have been assigned a congressional district (no congressional redistribution is therefore necessary) and 25 states had not yet adopted new Plans. As of November 24, 2011, 27 states have adopted congressional redistribution plans.

States have completed the congressional redistribution for 159 of the 435 seats (36.6%) in the United States House of Representatives.

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