Illinois lawmakers pass legislation for same-day voter registration

(Springfield)  Illinois lawmakers approved an election bill — and the debate got heated.

What the bill does is make permanent the expansion of early voting and same day registration which led to the election of Republican Bruce Rauner as the next governor.

Nonetheless, during angry debate in the Illinois House, Republican State Representative Ed Sullivan of Mundelein blew a gasket opposing it.

“Ladies and gentlemen.  This week has been overwhelming.  Overwhelming, the destruction we have done to the state of Illinois!  What in the world are we thinking about passing a bill on election reform when we certified the ballot three days ago?  We haven’t even seen the results of what happened:  what went right, what went wrong.  It’s called analysis.”

But the house approved the bill 71-44.   

Bill Cameron, 89 WLS News