Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White says he is sorry for the programming error within the state's Automatic Voter Registration system. That error caused 574 non-U.S. citizens to be registered to vote, causing headaches for the Illinois State Board of Elections.
White says the error was fixed the same day it was discovered in December. Testifying before the Senate Executive Committee Wednesday morning, White said his office will make sure this doesn't happen again.
"I'm angry at what happened," White said. "I've put my staff on notice that zero tolerance will be the order of the day for the Secretary of State's Office going forward."