The phrase “vote early and often” sounds cute in Illinois, but seventeen of the state's counties have a roll of registered voters which exceeds the number of voting-age residents in the county.
The Public Interest Legal Foundation reports 141 of the nation's counties have this problem, and Illinois trails only Michigan and Kentucky in the number of counties so encumbered.
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Counties “are under obligation by federal law, the National Voter Registration Act, to maintain accurate and current voter rolls,” says the group's litigation counsel, Noel Johnson, “and the Department of Justice actually has jurisdiction to prosecute counties who are violating federal law. The Obama administration, under multiple attorney generals, has simply refused to go after any county that's in violation of federal law. They simply have no motivation to do so.”