Protests after Gov. Rauner’s veto of automatic voter registration bill

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CHICAGO -- There's an outcry of protests today against Governor Rauner's veto on Friday of the automatic voter registration bill.

The group who met at the Cook County Clerk's office Monday says they will do everything they can to have the bill passed and try and override the governor's veto.

The legislation had overwhelming support in the General Assembly. It would have allowed visitors to a handful of Illinois government agencies to be automatically registered to vote unless they opted out.

Rauner is behind the intention of the bill, but says it would open Illinois up for voter fraud and may not fit into federal elective law.

Cook County Clerk David Orr disagrees that the bill violates federal law. He says the measure would have been efficient and cost effective for the state of Illinois.

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