From Republican gubernatorial aspirant Gary Rabine:
Gary Rabine: Voters should be concerned about Pritzker’s falsehoods on redistricting
Woodstock, IL – Gary Rabine, a candidate for Governor, says Governor Pritzker broke his word on redistricting and this should concern every voter in the state.
“Politicians breaking their promises is so commonplace that many voters simply have come to expect it, which is a travesty,” Rabine said.
“No wonder the public has such little confidence in our state’s leaders.
“We deserve better than the poor leadership we have had.
“We deserve leaders who will keep their word and their commitments to voters.
“Pritzker showed his true colors by signing the Democrats’ partisan map.
“He went back on his word and he picked political insiders over the people.”
During his campaign for Governor in 2018, Pritzker promised to veto maps “in any way drafted or created by legislators, political party leaders and/or their staffs or allies.”
The map he signed into law is the very kind of partisan map he promised not to sign.
“The Governor had ample time during the legislative session to lean on the Legislature to adopt a non-partisan commission to draft the new legislative maps,” Rabine said.
“But he did not do that.
“If he did not want to lead on this issue, why did he make the promises he made during the 2018 campaign?
“If he is willing to break his word on redistricting, what else is he intending to fabricate?
“We need to restore integrity and honor to our state government.
“We cannot do that when our leaders say one thing and do another.
“If we are going to turn Illinois around, we must start by electing new leadership who are as good as their word.”