Feds, state officials investigating voter fraud allegations in Kankakee, IL

Voter fraud and dirty politics in Illinois are cliches for a reason.

A day after Kankakee officials announced an investigation into voter fraud, including allegations that “individuals from Chicago” were offering gifts in exchange for votes, the top federal attorney for central Illinois and Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan paid the city a visit.


Illinois Attorney General’s office spokeswoman Maura Possley said her office is “actively monitoring” the situation.


Kankakee County State’s Attorney Jamie Boyd disclosed the investigation on Tuesday… Boyd said the investigation was opened in response to allegations that “gifts” were offered to voters by “individuals from Chicago” in exchange for votes for Cloonen, presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and “others…”

Boyd’s office called the investigation an “unprecedented action” and said it will focus on both vote buying and fraudulent mail ballot application allegations.