Capitol Fax.com - Your Illinois News Radar » Democrats say Republicans asked to be unpacked, but HGOP denies it
SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
CapitolFax.com
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
Democrats say Republicans asked to be unpacked, but HGOP denies it

Friday, May 28, 2021

* The setup…


* Rep. Lisa Hernandez, Chair of the House Redistricting Committee last night

Following the release of the proposed legislative map, Republicans in the legislature made public comments criticizing the number of incumbent Republicans who would be located in the same district. A number of those districts have been reconfigured to accommodate the concerns of Republicans.

* House Republicans last night

Chairwoman Hernandez’s claims of accommodating Republican concerns are deceptive and downright untrue. The only concerns Republicans voiced were the use of inadequate data, and politicians drawing their own maps to pick their voters.

The HGOPs have pushed back hard on this claim that they asked for changes based on GOP packing.

* But

[Rep. Tony McCombie, R-Savanna] called the new maps “politically driven.”

“If you don’t think that in my district, you can certainly see it across the state when you have two or four (Republican) House seats drawn in together and then empty seats right next to them,” she said. “I think the courts will tear them apart for two reasons: not using the U.S. Census, and for how blatantly politically they are drawn.”

Um, ma’am, your public complaint might have given them a legal justification for using home addresses to draw the maps.

* Rep. McCombie does her own thing, so that was probably to be expected. But Rep. Ryan Spain (R-Peoria) is on the Redistricting Committee and should know better

“The only thing that seems to matter are the home addresses of incumbent politicians, so the Democrats can be protected and Republicans can be punished,” said Spain.

Close to the line, but did he cross it?

- Posted by Rich Miller        

15 Comments
  1. - Rabid - Friday, May 28, 21 @ 6:27 am:

    There is no incumbent picking voters in an empty seat


  2. - Captain Obvious - Friday, May 28, 21 @ 7:50 am:

    He hit the nail squarely on the head, over the imaginary line or not.


  3. - Rabid - Friday, May 28, 21 @ 7:56 am:

    The curse of the GOP seven must go before the party can be found


  4. - Commisar Gritty - Friday, May 28, 21 @ 9:25 am:

    Did they just miss a lay up? They could have sold this as “ILGOP gets major concessions from supermajority party after intense negotiations” but instead they’re going with this, which makes them look even weaker.


  5. - JS Mill - Friday, May 28, 21 @ 9:58 am:

    I am sure that if the roles were reversed, and the GQP was relevant in Illinois, they would be “Fair”./S


  6. - A Guy - Friday, May 28, 21 @ 9:58 am:

    There are some head scratchers there. The juice isn’t worth the petty squeeze if your own side gets brutal races because of pettiness.


  7. - A Guy - Friday, May 28, 21 @ 10:07 am:

    ==There is no incumbent picking voters in an empty seat==

    -that you know of. This is either denial or naivity.


  8. - Oswego Willy - Friday, May 28, 21 @ 10:22 am:

    Me?

    I think the battles for the soul of the GOP vs GQP is worth this.

    It could very well be addition by subtraction too.

    Any Trumpkin/Raunerite that can lose is good for the state and if the GOP was honest, better for the party with a purge of unhelpful members that don’t “encourage” party growth.

    If the purge turns out to be more GQP types, that might be an end of beginning of the end and irrelevance could be quite secured.

    We’ll see… but … “These things gotta happen every map, ten years. Helps to get rid of the bad blood. Been ten years since the last one. You know, you gotta stop them at the beginning.”


  9. - Oswego Willy - Friday, May 28, 21 @ 10:24 am:

    ===that you know of. This is either denial or naivity.===

    How so? Use your words.

    They can move to empty seats…


  10. - Excitable Boy - Friday, May 28, 21 @ 10:42 am:

    - -that you know of. This is either denial or naivity. -

    Does this collection of words actually mean something in your brain?


  11. - Oswego Willy - Friday, May 28, 21 @ 10:44 am:

    === Does this collection of words actually mean something in your brain?===

    If - A Guy - uses actual words of meaning and substance instead of driveby silly…


  12. - The Elephant In The Room - Friday, May 28, 21 @ 10:49 am:

    I’m not sure what line he came to or was at risk of crossing. To his point, the super minority party had what, half of its members seats consolidated? How many of the triple number of seats did the Dems consolidate? It isn’t enough for the HDs to be a majority party or even the super majority party, but to be so insulated from political repercussions that they stop being responsive to voters. And frankly when the margins are tighter you get better government.


  13. - west wing - Friday, May 28, 21 @ 10:51 am:

    National Democrats saying let’s wait until fresh Census data can be used, while Illinois Democrats rush these maps not using the Census data, could become a troubling issue.


  14. - anon2 - Friday, May 28, 21 @ 3:28 pm:

    It sounds as if the Republicans preferred the first map with more of their members put in the same district. I wonder why they were more amenable to that first map? Because it would be easier to challenge than the newest one?


  15. - anon2 - Friday, May 28, 21 @ 3:41 pm:

    Does Rep. Keicher really want to live outside his new district rather than inside? The Republicans complained about being pushed together in the same districts, and now they complain about being separated. Either way they’re unhappy.


TrackBack URI

Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.


* Reader comments closed for a week
* Weekly COVID-19 update: The trend is not our friend
* Rate Pritzker's three new TV ads
* Question of the day
* Tinfoil hats crushed in Kane County
* Another year, another federal "strike force" for Chicago
* Kind of odd
* Unclear on the concept
* Open thread
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Today's edition of Capitol Fax (use all CAPS in password)
* Pritzker campaign manager Quentin Fulks to take over Sen. Warnock's re-election bid, replaced here by Mike Ollen
* *** LIVE COVERAGE ***
* Yesterday's stories

Support CapitolFax.com
Visit our advertisers...

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............


Loading


Main Menu
Home
Illinois
YouTube
Pundit rankings
Obama
Subscriber Content
Durbin
Burris
Blagojevich Trial
Advertising
Updated Posts
Polls

Archives
July 2021
June 2021
May 2021
April 2021
March 2021
February 2021
January 2021
December 2020
November 2020
October 2020
September 2020
August 2020
July 2020
June 2020
May 2020
April 2020
March 2020
February 2020
January 2020
December 2019
November 2019
October 2019
September 2019
August 2019
July 2019
June 2019
May 2019
April 2019
March 2019
February 2019
January 2019
December 2018
November 2018
October 2018
September 2018
August 2018
July 2018
June 2018
May 2018
April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007
January 2007
December 2006
November 2006
October 2006
September 2006
August 2006
July 2006
June 2006
May 2006
April 2006
March 2006
February 2006
January 2006
December 2005
April 2005
March 2005
February 2005
January 2005
December 2004
November 2004
October 2004

Blog*Spot Archives
November 2005
October 2005
September 2005
August 2005
July 2005
June 2005
May 2005

Syndication

RSS Feed 2.0
Comments RSS 2.0




Hosted by MCS SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax Advertise Here Mobile Version Contact Rich Miller