SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White says he'll reject anypaperwork that Gov. Rod Blagojevich files to name a new U.S.senator.
The secretary of state keeps state records and certifiesofficial actions.
But White says he won't certify anything Blagojevich does tofill the Senate seat once held by President-elect Barack Obama.
White issued a statement today saying he can't accept anypaperwork from Blagojevich on the Senate seat "because of thecurrent cloud of controversy surrounding the governor."
It isn't clear if that administrative roadblock would keep theappointment from taking place.
Blagojevich is expected to name former attorney general RolandBurris to the vacancy later in the day.
Senate leaders have said they won't seat anyone appointed byBlagojevich, who was arrested on federal corruption charges thismonth.
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