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Sen. Barickman: People should pick their politicians, not politicians picking their voters

Local Government

By Colin Froment | Jul 19, 2019


With the U.S. Supreme Court deciding June 27 that courts will no longer hold any responsibility in drawing legislative and Congressional maps that grant special benefits to the primary political party, Sen. Jason Barickman (R-Bloomington) is encouraging the public to support SJRCA4, a bipartisan measure to let Illinois voters make decisions on how to draw maps in a non-partisan system.

The current system in Illinois has Democrat legislators holding power to form their district maps to their advantages, which creates an impact in their votes during elections, according to Barickman.

“People should be picking their representatives instead of politicians picking their voters,” Barickman said. “We have the opportunity to make that happen, by letting the voters decide during the next election.”

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