State Rep. Proposes To Split Electoral Votes

When Illinois citizens vote for the President in November, whoever wins the state will take all 20 electoral votes. But a proposal in the Illinois House would like to change that. Republican Rep. Tim Butler says he thinks that voters would like see their choice more reflected in handing out Electoral College votes. Butler’s proposal says the candidate that wins a congressional district would be awarded one electoral vote and overall winner of the state would take the two votes tied to the US Senators.

Currently Maine and Nebraska split electoral votes. Butler’s bill has been sitting with little action and has no Democratic sponsors.

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