During Pekin visit, GOP candidate for Governor backs voter ID laws

Jesse Sullivan
Jesse Sullivan(25 News/Heart of Illinois ABC)
Published: May. 17, 2022 at 11:06 PM CDT
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PEKIN (Heart of Illinois ABC) - With the primary a little more than a month away, Republican candidate for governor Jesse Sullivan shared his plans for ensuring voter integrity in elections.

Sullivan joined some county clerks on Tuesday to tour an election facility in Pekin and discuss efforts to make sure each vote is properly counted.

Sullivan, part of a crowded field vying for the Republican nomination, said he thinks voters don’t have faith in the current election system.

His way of building trust is to enact voter identification laws.

“You need an ID to do almost everything. You even need it up in Chicago to go to a restaurant during COVID times, but somehow its racist to require it to vote,” Sullivan said.

“That is absurd, a viewpoint on the left that we need to fix and change. We should make it harder to cheat in our elections and so having a voter ID is a necessary step to make that happen,” Sullivan added.

The primary is June 28.

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