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Sun-Times: State pressured to quit controversial vote fraud program

Pressure is growing on the Illinois State Board of Elections to quit the Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck Program, led by a supporter of President Donald Trump.

The state’s two Democratic U.S. senators joined the rising chorus of criticism. In a letter Thursday to state election board officials, Sens. Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth urged Illinois to withdraw from the Crosscheck program, which Illinois authorities have participated in since 2010.

Durbin and Duckworth echoed coast-to-coast concern that Crosscheck — which ostensibly exists to reduce vote fraud — really is being used by Republicans to suppress Democratic votes, particularly in minority communities.