Lake County election officials heard allegations Tuesday a number of Illinois residents attempted to vote in last month's Indiana primary election.
Raymond Lopez, chairman of the East Chicago and Whiting Republican organization, told the Lake County elections board, busloads of Illinois residents and downstate Indiana students who weren't registered to vote in East Chicago or Whiting appeared at those communities' polls, according to Republican election workers to whom he spoke.
"It was quite a few. They showed us Illinois driver's licenses. We asked them why they were here and they said 'We were told to vote here."
Lopez said none of them was admitted into voting booths. He didn't indicate whether he was able to ascertain from where the individuals came or whom may have sent them. Elections Supervisor Michelle Fajman asked Lopez to put his complaints and others he made, in writing, so her staff can investigate.
Gee, I wonder which presidential campaign would bring busloads of people from Illinois and college students from downstate? Lopez also alleges in Dolan's story that poll workers did not complete provisional ballots for some voters whose names didn't match voting list records because they were overwhelmed by the large turnout of voters.