MAY 11, 2021
Rep. Ryan Spain (R-Peoria) said last week that Democrats’ decision to draw new redistricting maps behind closed doors was “an injustice to democracy.”
Republican lawmakers held a news conference last week in a clutter-filled hallway and pointed to a doorway, saying House Democrats were operating in secret on the other side to determine legislative boundaries for the next decade.
“This room…is the secret room behind closed doors that maps get drawn that the public is not allowed into,” said Rep. Tim Butler (R-Springfield).
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