Asked about the map’s effects on his political career, Shimkus testified that the new Democrat map was "egregious” and “terrible” and would split his hometown of 22,000 people into three congressional districts after he and Costello had represented Collinsville jointly for the past 20 years.And why is Illinois losing population? Trolls.
“Three members of Congress for a population of 22,000 people is criminal,” Shimkus said, before echoing complaints raised in the lawsuit filed by most members of the GOP congressional delegation that contend the new map would reverse Republican 2010 mid-term gains in Congress and that it unlawfully packed Latino’s into one district while disenfranchising those in neighboring districts.
Republicans gained an 11-8 advantage in last year’s election, reversing a Democratic majority. Illinois loses one seat for the next decade because its population did not grow as fast as other states. Redrawing map boundaries are required following the every-decade federal Census.
...trolls and more trolls.