Capitol - Your Illinois News Radar » State Board of Elections forwards 65 possible 2016 multi-voters to law enforcement
SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
State Board of Elections forwards 65 possible 2016 multi-voters to law enforcement

Wednesday, Mar 13, 2019

* Kyle Thomas at the Illinois State Board of Elections…

As reported orally at prior Board meetings, earlier this year, an effort was made to identify individuals who potentially cast more than one ballot in the General Election of 2016. Utilizing the Statewide voter registration database (IVRS), duplicate registration records were identified where more than one record for that individual had been marked as voted. The results of this effort were forwarded to the election authorities for investigation.

The majority of the records identified were found to have been mistakes made by jurisdiction staff whereby they (some dating back as far as the inception of IVRS), accepted duplicate registration matches for records that were, in fact, for separate individuals. This accounted for 765 of the 1,379 total records identified (each record reflects one voter registration record not one voter). We asked the election authorities to provide us the information on those cases and State Board staff took the steps necessary to unlink the records within the IVRS database. The next largest portion of records, found through the investigations by the election authorities, were record keeping errors at the time of voting. In many of those cases, a voter signed the wrong person’s ballot application (for instance a son may have signed a father’s application mistakenly). This accounted for 357 of the records.

However, the election authorities did report that of the 1,379 total records, 257 registration records appear to be double voting, which involves approximately 130 individual voters. Thus far, 65 of the records have been forwarded on to the appropriate law enforcement authority for further action and the remainder are still under review by the election authority or their internal counsel.

Click here for the accompanying spreadsheet. Lots more info in there. Of the 65 records forwarded so far to law enforcement, 18 were in Champaign County, 8 were in suburban Cook and 7 were in Chicago.

Over 5.5 million people voted in 2016, so this represents a miniscule 0.001 percent (one thousandth of one percent). But races can be super close (the Macon County sheriff’s race is still not decided), so vigilance is necessary. Kudos to the Board for taking a look at this.

Rep. Allen Skillicorn (R-East Dundee) says he filed a Freedom of Information Act request to get the names of the alleged multiple-voters, but was denied.

* The Board’s spokesperson explains the law enforcement referrals…

We compiled that spreadsheet based on our contact with the local authorities, but the local authorities did the investigations and referrals to law enforcement where their legal counsel determined it was warranted. We don’t have legal authority to prosecute – that rests with the state’s attorneys in the jurisdiction in which the alleged offense was committed. We also are prohibited from giving legal advice to local election authorities, so our action here was limited to making the initial referrals to the locals.

* Illinois News Network

There were seven possible double vote records identified in Sangamon County, but they were found to not be the same person and none were reported to law enforcement.

Sangamon County Clerk Don Gray said he understands the concern.

“We would never tolerate a double vote here in Sangamon County, no county clerk would throughout the entire state of Illinois,” Gray said. “We go through great lengths to ensure that the protocols at the moment of issuing a ballot are followed” […]

[Rep. Allen Skillicorn, R-East Dundee] used the numbers to promote a measure to stiffen penalties for double voting. He also said he wants to get Illinois back into the Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck system meant to help find voter registration irregularities. Illinois recently pulled out of the multistate Crosscheck program.

Gray said getting back in is not necessary. He said the Electronic Registration Information Center, or ERIC, Illinois and all neighboring states but Indiana are a part of is superior.

Dietrich said the state board is “hopeful that we can create a data-sharing agreement with Indiana for voter list maintenance efforts in both states.”

Crosscheck is worthless and even harmful. The state shouldn’t get back into it.

* Related…

* State Rep. Skillicorn considering 2020 congressional bid

* Rauschenberger says Skillicorn is ‘right fighter for the 14th’ District

- Posted by Rich Miller        

  1. - Fav Human - Wednesday, Mar 13, 19 @ 12:20 pm:

    Steve R. is an excellent early endorsement. He was an excellent senator and is well respected in the area.

  2. - Blue Dog Dem - Wednesday, Mar 13, 19 @ 12:20 pm:

    Congresswoman Underwood. If ya dont wanna end up like Claire,i recommend staying off the Morning Joe.

  3. - wordslinger - Wednesday, Mar 13, 19 @ 12:26 pm:

    –Of the 65 records forwarded so far to law enforcement, 18 were in Champaign County, 8 were in suburban Cook and 7 were in Chicago.–

    That’s a real blow to the Cook and Chicago legend of stealing elections.

  4. - The Captain - Wednesday, Mar 13, 19 @ 12:27 pm:

    Seeing that number of Champaign County potential duplicates I wonder if there weren’t some students who voted absentee at home and then registered on campus and voted locally. I bet a few of them thought that the latter would cancel out and void the former but it’s also possible there was intentional malice there. I’m just speculating though, which I recognize is dangerous.

  5. - Downstate Illinois - Wednesday, Mar 13, 19 @ 12:35 pm:

    I’m not certain why the names couldn’t be released. We sell election data of who voted in what year to whatever campaign asks for it.

  6. - Da Big Bad Wolf - Wednesday, Mar 13, 19 @ 12:43 pm:

    ==I’m not certain why the names couldn’t be released. We sell election data of who voted in what year to whatever campaign asks for it.==

    This isn’t mere election data. Some people might be accused of committing a crime. And others might not be accused after the police look at the evidence. So why smear their names?Look at how many people thought to be double voters were just record keeping errors.

  7. - Donnie Elgin - Wednesday, Mar 13, 19 @ 12:46 pm:

    “That’s a real blow to the Cook and Chicago legend of stealing elections”

    Did you look at the data ?

    In Chicago There were 287 voters identified - 128 were referred to election official and 7 referred to LE. Chicago had the highest number of referrals of all jurisdictions - just ahead of Cook county.

  8. - The Dude Abides - Wednesday, Mar 13, 19 @ 12:47 pm:

    I would expect some Republican to come forward and exaggerate the issue and claim that we need stricter guidelines in allowing folks to register to vote.

  9. - former southerner - Wednesday, Mar 13, 19 @ 1:01 pm:

    Donnie E. @ 12:46

    Given the number of votes cast in each area it seems those legendary cheaters in Chicagoland are underperforming compared to those upstarts in Champaign county.

  10. - lakeside - Wednesday, Mar 13, 19 @ 1:22 pm:

    I’m just here for the “man, what happened to Chicago?” jokes.

  11. - Annonin' - Wednesday, Mar 13, 19 @ 1:29 pm:

    SillySkilly has been roamin’ the state to whine about rampant vote fraud and the state board cover up. Lookin’ like did not happen. How about wettin’ yourself on Vets Home deaths and cover-up and the GovJunk PoisonPlant?

  12. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Mar 13, 19 @ 1:29 pm:

    I doubt Aaron Ammons will do a darn thing about this.

  13. - Ducky LaMoore - Wednesday, Mar 13, 19 @ 2:08 pm:

    ===Rep. Allen Skillicorn (R-East Dundee) says he filed a Freedom of Information Act request to get the names of the alleged multiple-voters, but was denied.===

    Seriously? A state legislator wants names of people under possible investigation? This is a law enforcement issue not a political issue. Very unseemly in my opinion.

  14. - Smitty Irving - Wednesday, Mar 13, 19 @ 2:21 pm:

    Downstate -
    Another reason not to release the names is the Wisconsin “fraud” that got Karl Rove so excited. Except for 1 case, the “fraud” was actually a Sr. and a Jr. / II / III voting. Could be the case here.

  15. - newly Anon - Wednesday, Mar 13, 19 @ 3:07 pm:

    My father has been dead for more than twenty years, and my mother, and then I, told the election officials until we were blue in the face. He’s still on the list! voting from the other side?

  16. - Morty - Wednesday, Mar 13, 19 @ 3:21 pm:

    ‘Very unseemly in my opinion.’

    It’s the hill Skillicorn has planted his flag on.

    He posted a meme of Aztecs sacrificing victims on Colombus Day.

    He is the poster child for unseemly

  17. - yinn - Wednesday, Mar 13, 19 @ 5:06 pm:

    I don’t worry about double voting. But I

  18. - Da Big Bad Wolf - Wednesday, Mar 13, 19 @ 6:57 pm:

    ==Seriously? A state legislator wants names of people under possible investigation?==
    My thoughts exactly. What does he plan to do, dox these people? Publicly humiliate them? What if they just have the same names as others or there is a clerical error? These people haven’t been indicted yet.

TrackBack URI

Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.

* Question of the day
* Illinois counties with high firearm suicide rates tend to be "gun sanctuaries"
* It's just a bill
* HRO chair wants to kick Chicago out of Illinois
* About that expungement issue
* All rise!
* Prizker nixes state bailout for private foundation
* Bluhm's "penalty box" language could apply to... Bluhm?
* PPP poll: 58 percent support governor's "Fair Tax" in targeted House districts
* When Will The Illinois House Pass the Reproductive Health Act?
* High-speed rail advocates call Pritzker capital bill "retrograde"
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Addendum to today's edition
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Today's edition of Capitol Fax (use all CAPS in password)
* Revenue Committee sends Pritzker's constitutional amendment to House floor
* Yesterday's stories

Visit our advertisers...










Main Menu
Pundit rankings
Subscriber Content
Blagojevich Trial
Updated Posts

May 2019
April 2019
March 2019
February 2019
January 2019
December 2018
November 2018
October 2018
September 2018
August 2018
July 2018
June 2018
May 2018
April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007
January 2007
December 2006
November 2006
October 2006
September 2006
August 2006
July 2006
June 2006
May 2006
April 2006
March 2006
February 2006
January 2006
December 2005
April 2005
March 2005
February 2005
January 2005
December 2004
November 2004
October 2004

Blog*Spot Archives
November 2005
October 2005
September 2005
August 2005
July 2005
June 2005
May 2005


RSS Feed 2.0
Comments RSS 2.0

Hosted by MCS SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax Advertise Here Mobile Version Contact Rich Miller