President Trump’s voter fraud panel asks again for data from California — and again the answer is no
For the second time in less than a month, Alex Padilla has refused to hand over data to President Trump’s voter fraud commission, arguing on Wednesday that the inquiry is still part of an “illegitimate” exercise.
A Secretaries of State Meeting Used to Be Friendly. Then the White House Asked for Voter Data.
“I can’t in good conscience legitimize this commission, which seems to have arrived at their conclusions even before they got started,” said Alex Padilla, who refused to comply with a request from the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity for voter’s private information.
Alex Padilla: CA’s Secretary of State Won’t ‘Legitimize’ Trump’s ‘Debunked’ Voter Fraud
California’s Secretary of State Alex Padilla says he’s denied Trump’s voter commission access to the data it has requested because it’s an invasion of privacy and vulnerable to hacking by Russians.
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“We need to make California, and California issues, much more of a priority for all people seeking the presidency,’’ Padilla, a Democrat, told POLITICO on Tuesday. With California registration now leading the nation at 19.4 million voters, he said, “it’s going to be great for turnout. … And it will make California much more relevant.”
Q&A Between the San Diego Union Tribune & California Secretary of State Alex Padilla
The San Diego Union-Tribune Editorial Board met with California Secretary of State Alex Padilla to discuss voting and other election issues. “No, there’s absolutely no proof, no evidence of massive voter fraud in California or anywhere across the country.”