Calif. Official Blasts Trump over ‘Reckless’ Voter Fraud Claims
California Secretary of State Alex Padilla blasted President-elect Donald Trump on Sunday over his claims of voter fraud.
“It appears that Mr. Trump is troubled by the fact that a growing majority of Americans did not vote for him,” Padilla said in a statement posted on Twitter on Sunday.
“His unsubstantiated allegations of voter fraud in California and elsewhere are absurd. His reckless tweets are inappropriate and unbecoming of a President-elect.”
— Alex Padilla (@AlexPadilla4CA) November 28, 2016
The Hill reports:
Padilla also slammed Trump’s claim that he would have won the popular vote if “you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally.”
“Another irresponsible attempt to undermine confidence in our elections,” Padilla tweeted in response. “Baseless and counterproductive.”
Trump on Sunday alleged “serious voter fraud” in Virginia, New Hampshire and California and questioned why the media was failing to report it.
“Serious bias — big problem,” Trump tweeted.
His comments come after Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein last week filed for a recount in Wisconsin. She is raising funds for similar efforts in Michigan and Pennsylvania.
An attorney for Hillary Clinton’s campaign said on Saturday it will participate in the Wisconsin recount. The campaign said it has not found any evidence the election was sabotaged, but emphasized its commitment to ensuring “an accurate vote count will be reported.”
Trump said Sunday the recounts won’t change the election results.
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