Rep. Meier: Democrats Rush through Elections Bill that Stifles Democratic Process, Change Rules for Upcoming Election

SPRINGFIELD, IL – State Representative Charlie Meier (R-Okawville) issued the following statement upon the passage of SB 2412 through the Illinois House on Wednesday. Meier says the legislation represents a corrupt political power grab by House Democrats that will disenfranchise voters.

“This is Democrats stealing away democracy, plain and simple. The super majority is facing political headwinds because of the failures of President Biden, rampant inflation, out-of-control illegal immigration, and antisemitic activity in major cities and on college campuses. It is no wonder they are working to take the legal right away from the minority party to slate candidates against them.

“The process that brought this bill forward in less than one day is broken. It stinks. The lack of transparency, due process for the minority party to consider and review the legislation, and the blatant attempt at electioneering through non-binding referendum questions represents the latest effort by Democrats to see how low they can go. Only in Illinois could something this corrupt happen so quickly.”

Rep. Meier and all members of the House Republican Caucus voted Present in protest of the bill’s rushed process, lack of transparency, and obvious and intentional effort to interfere in the November 2024 election.

State Representative Charlie Meier represents the 109th District which includes portions of Bond, Clinton, Madison, St. Clair, and Washington counties. For more information, please visit or contact Rep. Meier’s district office at 618-651-0405