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Illinois GOP Starts Voter Fraud Hotline

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Justin Caruso Contributor

The Illinois Republican Party has started a hotline for tips on voter fraud after several allegations of cheating surfaced.

Early voting in Illinois began Sept. 29, and there have already reportedly been problems. Some voters were allegedly offered bribes so they would vote for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, Illinois News Network reports. (RELATED: Here’s What Voter Fraud in 23 States Looks Like)

The state GOP set up the phone hotline after the Kanakee County State’s Attorney Office started an investigation into claims that people were coming in from Chicago to bribe voters. The state attorney also said that “several” mail applications to vote were from people not living in Kanakee County.

Illinois Democrats are firing back. Chairman of the Illinois Democratic Party Steve Brown reportedly called it “voter suppression,” saying, “they’ve been harassing people for weeks.”

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