No one who knows me will believe what I’m about to say: I agree with Donald Trump. The election is rigged!

Not because of voter fraud, as he suggests; it’s virtually nonexistent. Rather it’s politician fraud through gerrymandered districts which allow politicians to choose their voters rather than voters choosing their politicians.

Once they are elected, they are nearly assured of staying in office. In 2012, of the 59 Senate “races” in Illinois, 30 had no opponent. Of the 118 House seats, 71 had no opponent. Why would anyone invest their time and effort knowing they would likely lose?

We can get rid of this rigged system in Illinois and stop career politicians from drawing their districts behind closed doors. Vote “yes” for the Independent Map Amendment on Nov. 8.

Terry Matthews

Washington