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David Orr

Clerk: Some 700,000 Illinois voters have outdated addresses

Automatic voter registration supporters say Gov. Bruce Rauner's veto means headaches for 700,000 potential Illinois voters.

Cook County Clerk David Orr said Monday that those registered voters have outdated addresses. Among other things, the legislation would've allowed an automatic update of their information before November.

Rauner rejected automatic registration, despite favoring the concept and overwhelming support from legislators. He's raised concerns about fraud, like noncitizens voting.

However, backers say automatic registration would reduce fraud and noncitizens voting is rare. Voter rights groups and Democrats suggested the Republican governor was playing...