Illinois Electors Split on Need for Change

Dec 19, 2016

Members of the Electoral College in Illinois are poised to officially cast their votes.

Electors are scheduled to meet Monday morning at the Illinois Capitol in Springfield. Most have said they will vote for Hillary Clinton, who won the Illinois presidential election in November. There are 20 electors in Illinois of the 538 electors across the country.

Republican President-elect Donald Trump won the Electoral College vote nationally.

Meanwhile, Illinois' electoral college voters are split over whether changes are needed in how the nation elects a president after Donald Trump triumphed despite losing the popular vote to Hillary Clinton.

The Associated Press contacted 13 of Illinois' 20 electors and six said the electoral college should be repealed, while four said it should stay in place. Three others were undecided or said it should at least be reviewed.

Clinton easily won Illinois and the state's electors are expected to cast their votes for her when they meet at the Capitol in Springfield.

Illinois voters have favored the Democratic Party's presidential candidate since 1992.