The Nutmeg State was wrong to join this Compact, designed to ensure that the presidential candidate who wins the national popular vote also wins in the Electoral College.
Professor Julie Suk was interviewed by Texas Standard, regarding Illinois being the 37th state to ratify the ERA, making it one state shy of potentially becoming an amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
Many argue that this is not possible due to a ratification deadline that expired in 1982. But Suk thinks there's still a chance.
"I do think there will be a consitutional showdown over this, " Suk said. "Many people believe the deadline wasn't valid."
To hear the complete interview click here. Professor Suk begins speaking around 6:50.