SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois House failed to overturn the governor’s veto of a bill that would have allowed automatic voter registration at some state agencies.
Democrats who advocated for the override Tuesday were four votes shy of the 71 needed to have the bill become law despite the rejection from Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner. Senate Democrats already approved a rejection of the veto.READ MORE: 5 Killed, 38 Wounded In Weekend Shootings Across Chicago
The outcome shows a reversal from many Republicans who supported the bill before Rauner’s veto. It also illustrates the impact of Democrats losing four House seats earlier this month.READ MORE: 2 Dead In Fiery Crash On Stevenson Expressway Near La Grange Road
The bill sought to allow visitors to a handful of state agencies to be automatically registered to vote unless they opt out. Rauner told lawmakers he liked the bill’s concept, but feared there weren’t enough fraud safeguards.MORE NEWS: 16-Year-Old Boy Grazed In Hand By Men Who Were Shooting At Each Other As He Took Out The Garbage In Englewood
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