Archive for May 2011
My voting tendencies are liberal, especially for rural Illinois. I usually vote for Democratic candidates. Yet I find the proposed Illinois redistricting map an obscenity, and the arrogance involved in creating it astonishing in its disregard for our country’s democratic principles.
Capitol Fax has a thorough summary. Harry Bulkeley has fired off a rant that I actually agree with, although if the shoe were on the other foot and Republicans controlled redistricting, I’m certain that we’d simply have a clutch of red gerrymanders instead of the blue ones we have now. “To the victor belong the spoils” a la Andrew Jackson.
When are we going to stop letting our elected officials brazenly abuse the system like this?