Republicans from an Illinois congressional delegation filed their own U.S. congressional district map in federal court last week, Rick Pearson reported in the Chicago Tribune’s "Clout Street."
GOP delegates claim that the state’s Democrats rigged the congressional district re-map to offset Republican house gains in the mid-term elections. Ten of the state’s 11 GOP members of Congress call the Democrat-drawn map “contorted” and “gerrymandered,” saying it disregards the will of Illinois voters.
The Fair Congressional Map is respectful of both “constitutional and democratic principles,” Illinois congressional Republicans said in a press statement.
Republicans are also seeking a preliminary court injunction preventing any election activities from taking place under the Democratic re-map.