Butler Legislation Aims to Make Electoral Vote More Representative of State

State Representative Tim Butler (R-Springfield) has filed legislation in the Illinois House to create a more representative method for awarding Illinois’ electoral votes for President. Through House Bill 3109, Illinois would switch from a winner-takes-all format to a proportional format using congressional districts.

Under the electoral college process, each state is awarded one electoral vote for each congressional district, as determined by the decennial census, and two votes for the two senate seats