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GOVERNOR BRUCE RAUNER IS VETOING A BILL THAT WOULD HAVE REMOVED THE STATE FROM THE CONTROVERSIAL INTERSTATE CROSSCHECK SYSTEM.
 
CROSSCHECK IS MEANT TO MAKE SURE PEOPLE ARE NOT VOTING IN MULTIPLE LOCATIONS BY COMPARING FIRST AND LAST NAMES AND BIRTHDATES TO VOTERS IN OTHER STATES. CRITICS WORRY ABOUT DISCRIMINATION AND DATA BREACHES BUT GOVERNOR RAUNER DISAGREES.
 
 
IN HIS VETO MESSAGE…GOVERNOR RAUNER SAYS THERE IS NO NEED TO HAMSTRING THE STATE’S EFFORTS TO COMBAT VOTER FRAUD BY LEAVING CROSSCHECK.

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