Prosecutors in Illinois are "looking into" allegations that campaign workers for a Democratic lawmaker involved in a contentious primary are paying people to vote for him.
A spokeswoman for Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez says the office's election unit is handling the matter involving state Rep. Ken Dunkin. Chicago Alderwoman Pat Dowell told prosecutors that volunteers secretly recorded videos showing the payments.
In one video, a woman outside Dunkin's Chicago office appears to give directions to a man about how he can make $50 if he votes a certain way. The Associated Press couldn't immediately verify the video's authenticity.
Dunkin's opponent, Juliana Stratton, received a rare endorsement Monday from President Barack Obama. Fellow Democrats have criticized Dunkin for supporting Republican positions.
Dunkin didn't immediately return a call for comment.
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