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Illinois Democrats draw fire for 'gerrymandered' map in redistricting battles

Added 10-25-21 06:29:02pm EST - “The Illinois Republican Party as well as GOP lawmakers tore into the state Democrats over the newly-proposed redistricting map that is giving Pablo Picasso a run for his money.” - Foxnews.com

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Democrats in Illinois are coming under fire from Republicans over the latest proposed map in the state’s redistricting battle. 

Illinois Republicans tore into the latest proposed redistricting map, which forecasters say heavily favors Democrats in 14 of the 17 districts. Republicans currently hold five House seats in the state, which is losing one seat based on the latest census data. 

Joe Hackler, a spokesman for the Illinois GOP, told Fox News in a Monday email that the state Democrats have made their plans to "disenfranchise Illinois voters" and go back on "repeated campaign promises" clear.

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