Madigan’s successful opposition to the Independent Map Amendment helps to solidify his concentration of power through the centralization of government. In drawing the electoral map, he created uncompetitive districts, yielding him super-majorities in the House and Senate. No wonder he doesn’t want the people to take that power away from him.
In 2014, Illinois Democrats, led by Mike Madigan and an outgoing Governor Pat Quinn, enacted (on a straight party-line vote) a system for Election Day voter registration exclusively designed to increase the number of Democrat voters… The measure is brazenly political.
Last week, Democrats gathered in Philadelphia for their national convention. Among other things, they extolled the virtues of organized labor and government workers. This week, voters in Illinois are facing a reality check regarding such virtues.