Time for Pritzker to define his terms on ‘unfair' maps

Chicago Business

When the U.S. Supreme Court in late June declared gerrymandering is a political issue, not one for the courts, all eyes in Illinois turned to Gov. J.B. Pritzker. And what does an unfair map look like? According to the Campaign Legal Center, those characteristics include "cracking," the practice of parceling a targeted group into several districts to prevent it from achieving a majority in any one of them. "Hijacking" is when incumbents are moved out of their districts, and "kidnapping" when two incumbents are forced into a single district.

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