SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – President-elect Donald Trump’s tweets alleging voter fraud are not getting much traction with California’s Secretary of State.

Mr. Trump asserted Sunday he would have won the popular vote on top of winning the Electoral College. The President-elect also claimed “millions of people” illegally voted for Hillary Clinton in California, along with New Hampshire and Virginia.

Late Sunday, California Secretary of State Alex Padilla issued a statement responding to Trump’s tweets, saying: “It appears that Mr. Trump is troubled by the fact that a growing majority of Americans did not vote for him.”

Padilla went on to say Trump’s “unsubstantiated allegations of voter fraud in California and elsewhere are absurd.” Padilla says Trump’s “reckless tweets are inappropriate and unbecoming of a President-elect.”

The state of Wisconsin is expected to begin a vote recount this week, following a request from Green Party nominee Jill Stein. Stein also wants recounts in Michigan and Pennsylvania.

Clinton’s campaign has joined the recount effort.

Comments (7)
  1. The real fraud isn’t at the voting booth.
    It occurred when the democrats registered the illegals. And fought tooth and nail to prevent common sense laws like requiring proof of U.S. birth or citizenship, when registering to vote.

    The dems look the other way, and tell illegals to just check the box for Citizen, because no one verifies it or even cares at Padilla’s office. It will get worse when voters are automatically registered at the DMV, including illegals and non-citizens. From the Dems’ point of view, if you’re in the country, you’re already a citizen. That is the sick logic of Padilla and his La Raza mafia.

    1. Josef- have you ever Vol/worked an election as a poll worker? I have. 16 elections so far. In Cal. we have computers used to check people in. ID is not required for most but all have to verify their address which must match what we have on the screen to get a voter ballot. If the address does not match, they vote provisionally at which time their status as a voter will be reviewed. Occasionally there will be a “Check ID” attached to a voters name. There can be a number of reasons but most of the time it is because they are a first time voter. A CA license of an illegal person will have the words “Federal Limits Applied” at the top of the license. At that point they will have to vote provisionally which means their status as a registered voter will be reviewed. If they are not a legal voter, their votes will no count and will be investigated. At my county level, mail in ballots and provisional ballots are checked 6 times. 3 times by computer and 3 times by human. For anyone to declare rapid voter fraud only shows their ignorance on how the voting system works. Of course I can only comment on the county I have vol. in but I was very impressed by all the checks and balances in place to prevent voter fraud.

      1. Phillip Long says:

        All of the things you said sound good, but……First of all,I illegally registered…and I KNOW my address. That is all that is asked of a California voter…in any county at the voting booth. If I am on the register,I sign and vote. And that is what Trump means by voter fraud…and we DO have a lot of that in California

  2. Donny Post says:

    Printed in The Week, Nov. 28, 2016: “Unable to cast a vote for President-elect Donald Trump, a Republican member of the Electoral College (Art Sisneros) confirmed to Politico on Monday that he is stepping down. ‘Since I can’t in good conscience vote for Donald Trump, and yet have sinfully made a pledge that I would, the best option that I see at this time is to resign my position as an elector.'”

    Disturbing when Trump’s own cronies turn against him. At least there are a few Republicans with ethics and a conscience. Too bad Mr. Sisneros doesn’t also possess the COURAGE to stand up for what he truly believes.

  3. Donny Post says:

    Trump is a stone cold embarassment to everything this nation used to stand for. Instead of “making America great”, he made her a laughingstock.

  4. Padilla’s protestations would be more credible if the registration forms in California were not available in nine languages other than English, had some sort of ID requirement (rather than request), and some proof of citizenship were required at some point. I have voted for decades and have never once had to show any ID at any point in order to vote. When you are standing in line to vote and 2/3 of the people cannot even speak remedial English it is pretty obvious that non-citizens are voting.