DUPAGE COUNTY – It was an Illinois Republican in leadership statewide that was a key promoter of Illinois' early plunge abandoning the Electoral College and fortifying the early phases of the anti-Republican conservative popular vote movement nationwide.
An important piece written on Illinois' move to the popular vote rather than the electoral college – something radical 2020 Democrat presidential candidates are advocating – is on Wirepoints today. Mark Glennon writes:
You probably know that many on the left don’t like how the nation elects presidents and that they would like to eliminate the Electoral College system. The elections in 2000 and 2016 still sting, which gave the presidency to George W. Bush and Donald Trump even though they lost the popular vote.
But did you know Illinois was among the first states to pass legislation that may well effectively abolish the Electoral College?
That the legislation is getting very close to the trigger point needed to accomplish that goal?
REWIND to 2008: Meet Illinois' own Republican former Senator Kirk Dillard.
Former State Senator Kirk Dillard, who also served for a while as the DuPage County Republican Chairman, and is now chairman with a lush taxpayer-funded salary of the Regional Transit Authority, explained why he thought Illinois should move away from the Electoral College:
Don’t call him an Illinois Republican.
No real Republican would ever support an end to the Electoral College.
That’s a very old photo of Dillard who has been chowing down in recent years.
Why am I not surprised?
Guy who won’t ever be Governor.
Dillard was a fool! The States Can’t lawfully Enter Into A Compact Which Violates The U.S. Constitution, which the NPV does!
If the country was to go to a NPV them the 12 largest cities in the nation would elect the president.
This is the United States of America, because of the republican mandated govt in the states it is the states who are to elect the president, not by a true democratic vote of the USA citizen voters. The framers hated a true democracy of two wolves and a sheep deciding what to have for dinner.
Most of the groups who support NPV have received funding from George Soros and his Open Society Institute.
Knowing that, just how good is the NPV for America?
“Illinois Republican” is the correct term for his subspecies.
Remember, pronounce the name correctly. It’s not DILL-ARD. It’s DUH-LARD as in dullard.