CHICAGO (CBS) — Democratic state lawmakers and others have lashed at Gov. Bruce Rauner, for his veto of legislation that would allow for automatic voter registration when people get their driver’s licenses.
Legislators and advocates like Illinois Public Interest Research Group director Abe Scarr said before Rauner vetoed the automatic voter registration plan, his team pushed for changes that would have delayed its effect until after the next governor’s election, and make it harder for some to register.READ MORE: Jussie Smollett Trial: Abel Osundairo, One Of Two Brothers Who Said He Was Paid To Help Stage Attack, Says Smollett 'Wanted Me To Fake Beat Him Up'
Rauner has said he’s just concerned about possible election fraud, and feels the plan is illegal.
“I’m a strong advocate for modernizing our election system, and easing voter access – a strong advocate,” the governor said.