County election commissions want to squash voter misinformation before the next presidential election

Published: Sep. 26, 2023 at 5:15 PM CDT
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PEKIN (25News Now) - With the 2024 presidential election on the horizon, state and county election leaders say they’re committed to election integrity and transparency.

They tell us the machines that tabulate your votes are not tampered with. Tazewell County Clerk John Ackerman wants to squash voter misinformation ahead of time.

Peoria County Election Commission’s Elizabeth Gannon said all federal and state elections equipment in her county is fair and up to standards.

The Illinois State Board of Elections said the same applies to every Illinois county.

Ackerman said the claims by some who say that there are extra votes coming that are fraudulent are not true.

”'Well, who knows all the mystery votes coming in,’” said Ackerman, impersonating the critics.

“They’ve got to be coming here, so which ones are the mystery ones? Please help me find them because it’s got to be happening here as well. Nobody else is counting Tazewell County votes other than my office,” said the county clerk.

Ackerman wants anyone with questions to come forward and see the tabulation machine for themselves.