Gov. Pat Quinn wants an investigation into votes in the Illinois House cast by someone else. At issue is the vote on the so-called trailer bill to the electricity legislation that the governor vetoed. He says when it passed, there were 18 votes cast in the House by colleagues or staff members, not the member in that seat.
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It’s “disturbing to hear of anything where the member, him or herself, is not voting their own switch, but some staff member is or some other member who wasn’t elected from that district is actually voting the switch of a colleague,” he said Friday in Normal. “That is a serious matter that under the rules of the House is not proper.” The rules are also rarely enforced in this area. The measure in question needed 71 votes to pass and got 91, so the outcome won’t change.