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Defend the Electoral College in Illinois

Illinois joined the NPV interstate compact in 2008. At this point, many state legislators may have no idea Illinois is even in the compact. It is time to reconsider and repeal NPV.

The Electoral College provides checks and balances that safeguard our presidential elections. Our constitutional election process ensures that voters in each state have their own voice. It also reduces threats from fraud or mistakes, and keeps states in charge of elections.

NPV seeks to destroy all this. It is an interstate compact, passed as state legislation, to change how presidential electors are chosen. States would ignore their own voters and give away their electoral votes based on the national popular vote. It takes effect if passed in states that together control 270 or more electoral votes—a majority that would control who becomes president.

Currently, Illinois is one of 17 “blue” states with 209 electoral votes that have passed NPV, putting the compact 77% of the way to hijacking the Electoral College.

Repealing NPV is done through the normal legislative process, and starts with a legislator filing a bill. Please alert your legislators about NPV and ask them to reconsider this dangerous, unconstitutional scheme to manipulate elections.

Fill out our quick and easy form to email your legislators. Thank you!