CHICAGO
11/28/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

GOP Files Voter Fraud Lawsuit


Citing concerns about potential voter registration fraud in Lake County, the Illinois Republican Party on Tuesday filed a lawsuit that could prevent thousands of ballots from being counted on Election Day.

The lawsuit seeks a court order directing the Lake County clerk's office, which oversees elections, to create separate, special codes for all voter-registration forms gathered by a Chicago group called Citizen Action/Illinois. In court papers, the GOP and other plaintiffs blame the group and one specific worker for delivering "fraudulent, incomplete or illegitimate" voter applications to the clerk's office.

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