Category Archives: Legislative Maps

Fact of the Day: I Wish This Wasn’t a Joke…

Fact of the Day — The tiebreaking process in the event of a deadlocked legislative remap panel is to pull one party’s name randomly from a hat. The winning party’s map then passes. 73.5% of Illinoisans disapprove of this tie-breaking method. (Paul Simon Public Policy Institute poll, September 2012)

Legislative Maps the Cornerstone of Illinois Re-election Successes

Ever wonder why you see the same names on the ballot year after year? Why there aren’t more legislative races that really are races? Chris Mooney, a faculty member at the University of Illinois Institute of Government and Public Affairs and a political scientist at the University of Illinois at Springfield, blames it on Illinois’ highly politicized system of drawing legislative maps.


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