Jeff Raines, communications director for political reform group Change Illinois,. In other words, voters in those districts voted for Clinton or Trump and then voted for a candidate of the opposite political party to represent their interests Now,. Ironies abound in this political and legal battle that will Gerrymandering is the process by which the mapdrawing majority party Republicans in Wisconsin and Democrats in Illinois rig the map in their favor by manipulating. Illinois must make some fundamental changes Redrawing districts would be a good start The tortured political map benefits no one except the majority party And one other thing wed also like to see Illinois adopt new rules for. Whatever the court rules will be thrust, for Illinois, into the political reality of Democratic Party dominance, especially in the metropolitan Chicago area The partys advantage may have less to do with lines on a map than with voter behavior. CHICAGO At first blush, it may have seemed like a rare moment of bipartisanship at the Illinois Capitol Democratic President Barack Obama called for changes to a process for drawing political maps that too often favors one party,. I agree with Gov Bruce Rauner that Illinois should amend its constitution to change the way political maps are drawn The current system, in which the party in power gets to create new legislative districts every 10 years to protect. Again, to win back the House, to redraw congressional maps favorable to the. Maps are drawn so that the party in power can have as many likeminded folks on the ballot that would create an 11member independent commission to draw Illinois political maps The effort died in the Illinois Supreme Court The. "The way rules work in Illinois, the political party that has control of the Legislature and the governors mansion is the one who controls the map," Rich said "I think the concerns that are being expressed are not distinctive and unique in.