According to the Kankakee County State's Attorney's office and the Kankakee Daily Journal, multiple people reported being offered "bribes for votes" while the county is also investigating what appears to be "fraudulently executed" mail-in ballots.
The lawsuits were filed today in Hennepin, Ramsey and St. Louis Counties by three election judges who are requesting an injunction relieving them from having to provide ballots to people who are listed as felons, people under guardianship and noncitizens.
As early voting surges in Minnesota following the state’s relaxation of requirements to vote absentee, opponents of the state’s same-day registration say election officials are missing a chance to safeguard the process against fraud.
Minnesota is among 13 states, plus the District of Columbia, that allows same-day voter registration.
The state has already collected nearly 150,000 ballots. In Ramsey County, ballots are coming in twice as fast as the last presidential cycle in 2012.