Leader GiaQuinta statement on gerrymandered maps heading to the governor’s desk
INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana House Democratic Leader Phil GiaQuinta (D-Fort Wayne) today issued the following statement after a concurrence vote in the House sends gerrymandered maps to the desk of Governor Holcomb. If signed into law, Indiana will adopt a House redistricting plan that is among the 10% most gerrymandered in U.S. history.
“This partisan process comes to an unfortunate yet predictable end as Republicans unilaterally send some of the most gerrymandered maps to the governor's desk,” GiaQuinta said.
“Throughout the redistricting process, countless Hoosiers voiced the ideal that voters should choose their representation, not the other way around. House Democrats listened and sponsored a map selected by an independent redistricting commission. Unfortunately, Republicans put political gain before democracy as they struck down our proposal to restore integrity to Indiana's elections.
“Even though the redistricting process may have ended today in the legislature, we have the next 10 years to recommit ourselves to the fight for fair maps and elections.”