GOP files suit over voter registration in N. Ill.
October 30, 2008
On October 14, 2008, Lake County Clerk Willard Helander, a Republican, held a news conference to unveil evidence of fraudulent voter registrations her staff uncovered. The allegations involve voter registration forms turned in by Citizen Action/Illinois worker, Terrence LeNoir. Over 1,000 forms are alleged to contain fraudulent or incomplete information.
On Tuesday, October 28, 2008, the Illinois Republican Party filed a lawsuit seeking to order directing the Lake County clerk's office, which oversees elections, to create separate, special codes for all voter-registration forms collected by Citizen Action/Illinois, and Terrence LeNoir. Additionally, the complaint requests ballots cast by voters registered by Citizen Action or LeNoir to be considered provisional ballots that would not be counted until two weeks after Election Day.