Kankakee prosecutor investigating possible vote fraud

KANKAKEE, Ill. (AP) — A prosecutor says he’s investigating possible vote fraud in Kankakee County.

State’s Attorney Jamie Boyd, a Republican, issued a news release Tuesday saying the county clerk’s office received three complaints from people who said they were offered bribes by “individuals from Chicago” in return for voting for Democratic candidates. He says several vote-by-mail applications appear to have come from people living outside the county.

The (Kankakee) Daily Journal reports County Clerk Bruce Clark said last week that potential voters were being harassed into voting early.

Local Democrats released a statement Tuesday alleging that voters have been illegally turned away from the polls.