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IL GOP sets up hotline following allegations of voter fraud in Kankakee Co



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KANKAKEE COUNTY – In a rural county south of Chicago, voter fraud reports were filed with the Kankakee County Clerk's office, stemming from allegations that individuals were offering bribes for votes. 

Illinois Republican Party State Chairman Tim Schneider held a press conference Wednesday announcing the availability of a voter fraud hotline.

"Yesterday, the Kankakee County State’s attorney announced an unprecedented investigation into voter fraud following reports of individuals from Chicago offering gifts in exchange for votes for Rep. Kate Cloonen and Hillary Clinton," Schneider said in a statement.

The IL GOP said in a press release what they know thus far is:

  • The State’s Attorney’s office began the investigation after the clerk’s office “reported three complaints from people who said they were offered bribes for votes.”
  • Several applications filed with the election authority appear to be fraudulently executed.  
  • Kate Cloonen and Mike Madigan’s political team have lashed out at the Republican Party and personally attacked the State’s Attorney himself in order to distract from the allegations that Democratic candidates are benefiting from election fraud.

More to come … Contact IL GOP via phone at 312-201-9000 or [email protected] 


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  1. Vote fraud investigations continue in Colorado, Indiana, Pennsylvania (Philadelphia), and elsewhere.
    Anecdotally, minority voters in Jan Schakowsky’s Evanston can earn a few dollars by voting in certain precincts.

  2. This whole election makes me sick. I work in a nursing in the Kankakee area. 2-3x a week we receive in the mail a stack of flyers from the Cloonen camp. The flyers do not state her record or her intent. Everyone, every time are exactly the same. They have an ugly picture of Parkhurst and lines slamming her character. There is ALOT of wasted money spent in the Clooney camp!